Before the Devil Knows You're Dead: Netflix Surprises

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Before the Devil Knows You're Dead is one of those movies that I'm absolutely astonished got no sort of Oscar buzz when it came out. This is one of the best acted films I've ever seen, and is one of the only movies I've ever really sought out for repeat viewings with the primary reason to watch the acting.

That's not to say the film doesn't have a great plot. I love heist movies, so this film really fits the bill for what I'd look for on Netflix streaming.

The two main characters in this film are played by Philip Seymour Hoffman and Ethan Hawke. They come up with a great plan to rob a jewelry store, and have scoped the place out to such an extent that nothing could realistically go wrong. They've figured out what they want to steal and how to steal it, but something goes horribly wrong in the process.

This is a very dark movie, so please be aware before streaming that it's not incredibly "uplifting" (you'll fully understand once you watch the movie). But, keep in mind that it's movies like this that truly exemplify good acting. If you can really appreciate that, then this movie will be phenomenal to you. It's gripping, and, at least during the heist aspect of the film, had my heart pounding.

You should stream it on Netflix Watch Instantly if it sounds appealing to you. I've already watched the movie three times.


martin said...

That is a great movie, very tense and nerve-wracking. Also, if you liked that one, you'd probably like Heist.

Jeremy Masten said...

I loved the plot structure of this movie. I'm not usually a fan of gimmicky plot structures, but I like this one.

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