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Dead Man Running

  • Rated R

independent, special interest


A loan shark gives ex-con Nick a period of 24 hours in order to pay back the money he owes.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    10%
  • Audience Score
    52%

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

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    10%
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  • Audience

    52%

Top Critic Reviews

Rotten: This budget-conscious, simplistically plotted and often cringingly performed crime caper is not quite as inauspicious a producing debut as one might have expected.

- Derek Adams, Time Out, Friday, October 30, 2009

Rotten: If Guy Ritchie lost interest while making another cockney-geezer caper and tried to get himself sacked by deliberately turning in half-hearted work, the result of his non-efforts might look something like this film.

- Edward Porter, Sunday Times (UK), Thursday, June 24, 2010

Rotten: It has a quality cast, but weve run round this track too many times, while the script jogs from scene to scene without any surprises.

- Kim Newman, Empire Magazine, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Audience Reviews

3 stars

To be fair, as Danny Dyer movies go, Dead Man Running is better than average, thanks to his likeable chemistry with Hassan and a lively, if predictable plot. But Dead Man Running feels like something cobbled together after a cynical producer saw Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and decided to cash in. Except it is ten years too late.

- roygutteridge, Monday, March 8, 2010

5 stars

Really good British gangster, adventure caper. Has some really well deserved nominations of stars from the papers.

- rezpatriot, Tuesday, November 3, 2009

3 stars

Beleive it or not even though it has Danny Dyer in it this was by no means a bad film. The plot was beleivable, the action was generally okay and the one liners and banter between hkmself and Hassan was extremely funny. Describing Dyer as looking ' a bit Nooky Bear' had me tittering in my seat. For those of you not acquanted with Nooky Bear he was a puppet used by Roger Decoursey in the 80's with very googly eyes and was damn funny so I could see where he was coming from. Had a bit of a problem with Hassan, who is by no means small fighting a bloke who looked like he had been pumped up by a pnumatic tyre hose but still.......Blethyn made me laugh as his sneaky, dithering mother.

- DrLappos, Thursday, March 18, 2010