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DEAD MAN DOWN Colin Farrel Noomi Rapace

It’s extremely frustrating to watch “Dead Man Down.” Frustrating because there are so many bright, inventive production participants making very dim decisions with suspense and action, turning a promising thriller about instability and revenge into a gun-worshiping DTV-esque downer. Teasing complexity and a sincere pass at full-bodied characterizations, “Dead Man Down” has the raw materials to redirect steadfast genre elements into new and interesting directions. Director Niels Arden Oplev only manages to tease potential, strangely second-guessing himself as he brings a crude script to life. For every step forward, Oplev takes two steps backwards, consistently undermining the positive aspects of the picture by remaining so slavish to its palpable stupidity. Read the rest at Blu-ray.com

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