By Owen Gleiberman
Updated November 02, 2007 at 04:00 AM EDT
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In Sidney Lumet’s mesmerizing crime drama, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Ethan Hawke give seismic performances as brothers who rob their parents’ jewelry store — a heist that goes spectacularly wrong. Structured like a post-Tarantino mind-bender, it’s more like a great film noir crossed with Long Day’s Journey Into Night. Lumet, at 83, works with the vigor and cunning of a virtuoso half his age.

Before the Devil Knows You're Dead

type
  • Movie
genre
mpaa
  • R
runtime
  • 117 minutes
director
  • Sidney Lumet

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