Worth Watching - Before the Devil Knows You're Dead Trailer

September 29, 2007
Source: IGN

Before the Devil Knows You're Dead Trailer

It has a great cast, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ethan Hawke, Marisa Tomei, Albert Finney, and it has a great director, Sidney Lumet, so by now if you're a film aficionado you should already be sold on Before the Devil Knows You're Dead. This very indie film is about two brothers that try rob their parent's jewelry store. From the start you know there's going to be problems. This trailer makes it look a lot better than it actually is (I screened it at the Toronto Film Fest), but it's worth watching anyway. This won't be in theaters too long before it makes it to DVD but a few people might be interested in checking it out.

The trailer comes courtesy of IGN, so send your thanks to them. I screened this at the Toronto Film Fest and enjoyed it (6.5/10) but wouldn't call it anything amazing. It felt like there just wasn't a story "worth telling" but rather just a bland film. Others have had different reactions so if you're up for a good indie then I'd say watch it, otherwise skip it until DVD.

Watch the trailer for Before the Devil Knows You're Dead:

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Before the Devil Knows You're Dead is directed by Sidney Lumet, who has an extensive filmography including Network, The Wiz, and Gloria. The film will hit limited theaters starting on October 26th. The film's poster can also be found below.

Before the Devil Knows You're Dead poster

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Reader Feedback - 2 Comments


Hey, Alex. Makes me wonder when Ethan Hawke is finally going to do something that I can care about, again. Last movie I really enjoyed him in was Before Sunset.

Great White Snark on Oct 1, 2007


You know, he was good, but this wasn't anything that amazing. But I don't want to ruin it for you. Maybe you'll go into it and enjoy it a lot more than I did and find a lot more to it. Either way I'll be looking forward to what you have to say once you see it!

Alex Billington on Oct 1, 2007

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