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Sexy Beast 2001 123movies

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There's a bit of the beast in all of us.Jan. 12, 200189 Min.
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#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Gal, Deedee, Aitch and Jackie, having left behind respective lives of ill-repute, bask in the sun of Spain and in the most essential brand of leisure. A hazy yarn of barbecues, beer and botched hunting expeditions make up their retirements, until a sudden and unforeseen disruption emerges from their past. Enter the childishly violent and hilariously edgy Don Logan. Through a series of side-splitting negotiations and irrevocable acts, retired crook Gal is forced to shake off the rust and accept one last mission, put forth by the menacing Logan, his ex-mentor. A heist of legendary proportion and personal implications, this job should make for one hell of an encore.
Plot: Ex-safecracker Gal Dove has served his time behind bars and is blissfully retired to a Spanish villa paradise with a wife he adores. The idyll is shattered by the arrival of his nemesis Don Logan, intent on persuading Gal to return to London for one last big job. Desperate not to sacrifice his enchanted existence, Dove is drawn into a shocking battle of wills with Logan, and takes part in a sensational underwater heist, risking everything to protect the woman he loves.
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But quite frankly your attitude appalls me. It’s not what you’re saying. It’s all this stuff you’re not saying. Insinnuendos.

Sexy Beast is directed by Jonathan Glazer and written by Louis Mellis and David Scinto. It stars Ray Winstone, Ben Kingsley, Ian McShane, Amanda Redman, Cavan Kendall, James Fox and Julianne White. Music is by Roque Baños and cinematography by Ivan Bird.

Retired to the Costa del Chill Out, retired thief Gary ‘Gal’ Dove (Winstone) finds his tranquil existence shattered when menacing gangster Don Logan (Kingsley) arrives on the scene demanding Gal goes back to London to do another job.

2000 saw a slew of British gangster films released. The success of “Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels” opened the door for film makers keen to do their bit for Brit Grit. As is always the way, quality varies, but the class of 2000 had a healthy rate of good ‘uns, of which Sexy Beast is a proud operator.

The story is very thin, very film noir, an ex bad boy doing one last job that risks everything he has settled down for, but there’s a panache to how the makers construct the tale. It helps that it’s boosted by a ferocious performance from Kingsley, who is given licence to unleash his dark half, as he swears, stares, gets violent and has a general disregard for anyone but himself.

Director Glazer, in what was his film after breaking out from advertisements and music videos, shows a keen eye for stylist visuals and attention grabbing scenes. He opens with an outrageous sequence of Gal sun bathing by his pool, the sun burning down, and then a giant boulder thunders into view and lands in the pool! All set to the sound of “The Stranglers” single “Peaches”. Quite a way to announce yourself in film.

The first half of film is the best, set at Gal’s Spanish villa, Glazer neatly frames the characters (Gal lives with his wife and his two friends from England live nearby) as they bicker and cower in the shadow of Logan, who wouldn’t be beyond sending them all to hell if he doesn’t get his way. It’s sweaty and tense, a coiled spring like atmosphere tells us something is going to give – and it does. The second half of the piece is not so tense or thrilling, though the robbery has a whiff of genius about it, but the pay off works well because Gal has earned our respect, as has his fellow sun seekers. Sexy Beast is not just sexy (tongue in cheeks for the makers), it’s beefy and brutal, but also strangely beautiful as well. Nice. 8/10

Review By: John Chard Rating: 8 Date: 2015-06-04
The other day, my lady Tammy and I watched director Glazer’s recent ‘Under the Skin’ and loved its otherworldly wackiness and ambience, and as I had his first two films on DVD, we decided that at the very least, this first one demanded immediate investigation. I’ve adored Ray Winstone’s work since his early days working in the films of Sir Alan Clarke, and Ben Kingsley’s always a treat. Watching the characters brought back such awesome memories of my teenage days, travelling throughout England and continental Europe in December, 1986, as well. We can’t wait to hopefully check out ‘Birth’ later this week…This was definitely one of the best and most original British gangster movies since the likes of ‘The Long Good Friday’ and ‘Mona Lisa’ from that era…
Review By: talisencrw Rating: 9 Date: 2016-08-31
One of the scariest bad guys ever, and he’s British!!!
A fantastic British gangster movie that goes for authenticity over ‘Mockney’ laughs. Continuing where ‘Performance’ left off (it even features James Fox) this movie has stand-out performances from all of it’s cast, with Ben Kingsley (as Don Logan) producing the scariest bad-guy in cinema since Dennis Hopper’s ‘Frank’. Ray Winstone & Amanda Redmond are perfectly cast, with Winstone flinching superbly from the terrifying aggression exuded by Kingsley and, to a lesser extent, McShane. Ian McShane does a lot to bury his lightweight ‘Lovejoy’ persona with an excellent, menacing performance that contrasts well against Winstone’s thin bravado, but the honours here have to go to Kingsley who is simply stunning, turning in a masterclass performance and proving (once again) that he is a top-drawer actor with every aspect of his character (posture; accent; attitude) finally honed and utterly (appallingly) convincing.

Kingsley’s scenes set the movie alight (like the stunning airport sequence, and of course the return to the villa) and it would be interesting to know just how much of the dialogue comes from the excellent script and how much (if any) was improvised. These more aggressive sections are beautifully contrasted by the ‘slower’ character building sections, which allow Winstone to display his charm to full affect. A superb movie, well worth repeat viewing…

Review By: jbedford Rating: 9 Date: 2002-03-13
When “No” Is Not An Option
Action, black comedy and violence all figure prominently in this tense crime drama that illustrates brilliantly how a combination of stylish presentation, good pacing and interesting characters can elevate a hackneyed plot into something special. Its story about an ex-criminal getting involved in “one last job” is told with great economy, quirkiness and realism and the dialogue (although heavily laden with profanities) is sharp, punchy and witty throughout.

After a criminal career that ended with a prison sentence, ex-safe-cracker Gal Dove (Ray Winstone) has retired to a comfortable lifestyle in Spain’s Costa del Sol where he enjoys living with his ex-porn star wife Deedee (Amanda Redman) and sunning himself by his villa’s swimming pool. One day, his tranquillity is interrupted when a boulder unexpectedly tumbles down the steep hill just behind where he’d been sun bathing and after missing him by the narrowest of margins, comes to rest at the bottom of his pool. This scary incident turns out to be something of an omen, as shortly after, one of his old criminal associates arrives from London to try to persuade him to take part in a planned bank heist.

The idyllic existence that Gal, Deedee and their best friends Aitch (Cavan Kendall) and Jackie (Julianne White) had shared up until that point ends abruptly with the arrival of Don Logan (Ben Kingsley). They’re all terrified of this unhinged sociopath who they know, from previous experience, has an explosive temper and is capable of extreme violence. Gal doesn’t want to get involved in any form of criminal activity again, especially as he’d promised Deedee that he wouldn’t. She’s the love of his life and he’s desperate not to break his promise to her but also fully realises the threat that he’s under if he doesn’t do what Logan wants. The exchanges that take place when they all meet are characterised by extreme fear on the parts of the four local residents and a whole welter of diabolical threats made by the foul-mouthed Logan.

A little while after the meeting at the villa, Gal arrives in London where he meets crime boss Teddy Bass (Ian McShane). He’s the mastermind behind the plan to break into a safe-deposit vault from the Turkish bath establishment next door and as Logan works for him, he questions Gal about his recruiter’s whereabouts. Gal tells him that the two men travelled back to London separately and claims that they’d spoken to each other by phone after Logan’s arrival at Heathrow. Bass looks more than a little sceptical about this information but nevertheless, the heist goes ahead as planned and after it’s completed successfully, Gal’s anxiety remains at an almost unbearably high level until he gets back home with the intention of making a quick return to the life of leisure that he loves so much.

“Sexy Beast” provides a very authentic-looking picture of the London gangster fraternity and conveys just how threatening people like Logan and Bass are. Ben Kingsley makes a huge impact as Logan whose raging and determination not to take “no” for an answer, is incredibly unrelenting and makes any attempt at negotiation or reasoning totally impossible. Teddy Bass is more cultivated, soft-spoken and suave but also carries an enormous threat as is clearly shown in some of the action that follows the heist. Ian McShane makes his character’s viciousness absolutely convincing and Ray Winstone, in a wonderfully sensitive performance, does a great job of making his flabby, gone-to-seed, ex-con into a really sympathetic character who’s impossible to dislike. The quality of the supporting performances is also consistently top class.

Amusingly, the boulder incident that came so close to killing Gal at the beginning of the story also provides him with an important solution to his life-threatening problem by the end of the story.

Review By: seymourblack-1 Rating: 8 Date: 2016-11-02

Other Information:

Original Title Sexy Beast
Release Date 2001-01-12
Release Year 2000

Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 29 min (89 min)
Budget 5000000
Revenue 0
Status Released
Rated R
Genre Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director Jonathan Glazer
Writer Louis Mellis, David Scinto
Actors Ray Winstone, Ben Kingsley, Ian McShane, Amanda Redman
Country UK, Spain
Awards Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 21 wins & 20 nominations.
Production Company Recorded Pictures Company, Jonathan Glazer Film, Jeremy Thomas Production
Website N/A

Technical Information:

Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Moviecam SuperAmerica
Laboratory DeLuxe, UK (prints), Image Film S.A., Barcelona, Spain (processing)
Film Length 2,418 m (Germany), 2,480 m (Spain)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak)
Cinematographic Process Super 35
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic)

Sexy Beast 2001 123movies
Original title Sexy Beast
TMDb Rating 7 480 votes

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