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Dead Man's Shoes

  • Rated NR

independent, special interest


A disaffected soldier (Considine) returns to his hometown to get even with the thugs who brutalized his mentally-challenged brother (Kebbell) years ago.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    57%
  • Audience Score
    91%

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

  • Tomatometer®

    57%
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  • Audience

    91%

Top Critic Reviews

Fresh: Startlingly powerful, slightly loopy take on the revenge flick . . . offers a wry authenticity that the too-stylish, tough guys and gals in Tarantino's wanna-be-epics of retribution can't exude.

- Brian Gibson, Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada), Thursday, June 24, 2010

Rotten: Film plays as a quirky Brit riff on everything from U.S. slasher pics to revenge oaters but without Meadows' usual psychological complexity.

- Derek Elley, Variety, Friday, August 4, 2006

Fresh: An original, complex, and utterly gruesome revenge parable...

- Felix Vasquez Jr., Film Threat, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Audience Reviews

3 stars

A powerful, quirky revenge film. Low budget, plain simple plot but the realism due to the low budget makes it more hard hitting. Great performances and dialogue, this is a film you will not forget!

- Deano78, Friday, November 5, 2010

4 stars

Cast: Paddy Considine, Gary Stretch, Toby Kebbell, Paul Sadot, John Hartley, Seamus O'Neill, Paul Hurstfield, Emily Aston, George Newton Director: Shane Meadows Summary: Richard (Paddy Considine) comes home from the army bent on revenge against the local gang of dealers and thugs that brutalized his mentally disabled brother, Anthony (Toby Kebbell). Richard's one-man guerrilla campaign terrorizes the bullies, who begin to turn on one another as he efficiently eliminates them one by one. My Thoughts: "A well made low budget British film. But before going any further with this I must say this film had the most ridiculous looking small car I have ever seen in a film. Now that I said that, I like Paddy Considine in these more aggressive roles. He plays these parts well. It's a sad but revengeful tale. The things they do to his brother are quite unforgivable. The events taken place with the petty drug dealers and Richards younger brother is told in flashbacks. It was uncomfortable watching them make fun and torment him. The ending was a surprise. I didn't see it playing out that way. I liked the surprise of it. I know there are a lot of revenge movie's out there, but this one has a lot of compassion in it. You feel immensely sad for the younger brother, and by the ending you also feel the same for Richard."

- LWOODS04, Saturday, October 23, 2010

4 stars

Soooo quotable! Truly excellent, features superb work from the Padster. Saw this one glorious night at my local arthouse cinema; had several walkouts due to the violence/swearing, but sod 'em. Wath this for a perfect marriage of top comedy and brutal revenge. Golden newie.

- guttersnipe28, Monday, October 18, 2010