Jonathan Glazer (Director)
Ray Winstone (Gary "Gal" Dove)
Ben Kingsley (Don Logan)
Ian McShane (Teddy Bass)
Amanda Redman (DeeDee)
Cavan Kendall (Aitch)
the official Sexy Beast website
"Sexy Beast" is ranked right up there with "Memento"
as one of the "coolest" movies of the year (and even has
a character named Teddy!). The story is basically about a
top thief from England who has retired and moved to Spain, but is
being coaxed into one more job by a hood played by Ben Kingsley.
You never know where this movie is
going, it has a ton of great shots/scenes, and the acting is
Ben Kingsley plays one of the
nastiest villains ever on film and he is great. A sure best
for a best supporting actor nomination. He is so crude that
you can't help but laugh at what he says. The guy playing
the lead role is really good too, I've never seen him before.
The only complaint I have
about this film is that the British accent is tough to understand
at times... wished there had been sub-titles.
( 4 out of 4 pops )
about this film with other Popkorn Junkies
( 3 out of 4 pops )
The performances here are certainly very good-- we get a real
understanding of the whole crime ladder through a top guy who's
really very far from the top and a bottom guy who could become a
top guy if only he didn't feel like saving his life by retiring to
sunny Spain. The film takes us on a fun (if not always
surprising) ride. Don't see it if you are expecting a
very intricate or innovative plot, however. This is a
character-driven mood piece, with some semi-clever violence and
plotting, and even an ex-porn-star thrown in.