Before the Devil Knows You're Dead

A crackerjack crime thriller that goes for the jugular.
-Glenn Whipp,LA Daily News
Furious and entertaining.
-David Denby,The New Yorker
Mr. Lumet s novelistic instincts - and his generosity with actors - are evident.
-A.O. Scott,The NY Times
One of the years finest.
-Lou Lumenick,New York Post
Sidney Lumet, 83, makes a smashing return to form with this bleak crime thriller that shows off the veteran director s many strengths.
-Frank Scheck,Hollywood Reporter
What a movie. What a director.
-Tom Long,Detroit News

Synopsis

Master filmmaker Sidney Lumet directs this absorbing suspense thriller about a family facing the worst enemy of all - itself. Oscar-winner Philip Seymour Hoffman plays Andy, an overextended broker who lures his younger brother, Hank (Ethan Hawke), into a larcenous scheme: the pair will rob a suburban mom-and-pop jewelry store that appears to be the quintessential easy target. The problem is, the store owners are Andy and Hank’s actual mom and pop and, when the seemingly perfect crime goes awry, the damage lands right at their doorstep. Oscar-winner Marisa Tomei plays Hoffman’s trophy wife, who is having a clandestine affair with Hawke, and the stellar cast also includes Albert Finney as the family patriarch who pursues justice at all costs, completely unaware that the culprits he is hunting are his own sons. A classy, classic heist-gone-wrong drama in the tradition of "The Killing" and Lumet’s own "The Anderson Tapes."

Release Date

Original Languages: English
Genre: Drama
Running Time: 123 min.
Year: 2007

CREDITS

CAST
Albert Finney
Marisa Tomei
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Ethan Hawke
DIRECTED BY
Sidney Lumet

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PHOTOS

Ethan Hawke as Hank (Left), Albert Finney as Charles (Centre) and Marisa Tomei as Gina (Right)
Aleksa Palladino as Chris (Left), Michael Shannon as Dex (Centre) and Ethan Hawke as Hank (Right)
Ethan Hawke (Left), Philip Seymour Hoffman (Centre) and Sidney Lumet (Right)
Philip Seymour Hoffman as Andy (Left) and Ethan Hawke as Hank (Right)
Philip Seymour Hoffman as Andy (Left) and Ethan Hawke as Hank (Right)
Ethan Hawke as Hank
Philip Seymour Hoffman as Andy
Ethan Hawke as Hank (Left), Philip Seymour Hoffman as Andy (Right)
Ethan Hawke as Hank (Left), Philip Seymour Hoffman as Andy (Centre) and Albert Finney as Charles (Right)