Jan. 27, 2001, 4:29 a.m. CST
Bow before me. Sexy Beast looks cool, for a review check out www.heres-looking-at-movies.com
Jan. 27, 2001, 4:39 a.m. CST
Sexy Beast is a quality film. I saw it last week. Ray Winstone never lets the side down and Ben Kingsley, I've never seen him act as intense as this... Much, much better than all the crap Brit Crime flicks we've had over the last 4 years... Quality...
Jan. 27, 2001, 10:03 a.m. CST
If you aren't able to see it (like me), take a look at the trailer. It's more than just a crime flick; there's some genuine weird shit in just that trailer. Tiger
Jan. 29, 2001, 4:50 a.m. CST
When is a gangster film not a gangster film? When it is a Sexy Beast. Sexy Beast top,top film it almost makes up for the dirge of gangster bobbins that came in the wake of LS&2SB. Ray Winstone is great in what for him a virtual about face with Ben "Gandhi" Kingsley playing the psychopathic Don,the man is terrifying. Strong performances alround although I did feel that it was a bit too stylised at some points, a little bit too Lock Stock. It's just a same that Aitch died before it opened but the film is one hell of a eulogy. Go see this and forget about Snatch(tired rehash with bigger budget)
June 16, 2001, 10:46 a.m. CST
I can't wait to see it. Hope it makes it to the theater in my lil town, or I will have to make the pilgrimage to Austin, again!
June 16, 2001, 10:47 a.m. CST
by SEATTLE SLEWW
Moriarty, I've already told you I can't see you this wekend.
June 16, 2001, 12:37 p.m. CST
Haven't seen Sexy Beast yet, but I did catch the trailer last week, and I've never seen Ben Kingsley looking so bad and buff before. I'm beginning to think there's NOTHING this guy can't play!
June 16, 2001, 3:53 p.m. CST
After THE ANIMAL, EVOLUTION, SWORDFISH, PEARL HARBOR, WHAT'S THE WORST THAT COULD HAPPEN, TOMB RAIDER, and all the other shitfests this summer, it's refreshing to see a movie as hard-hitting, unpredictable and downright enjoyable as SEXY BEAST! Ben Kingsley is smashing in this film (no pun intended) and the direction was fresh and exciting. Take note you film executive motherfuckers in Hollywood, who enjoy green-lighting $100 million fesces and who dick us over with drivel by the Michael Bays and Brett Rattners of the world. SHREK, MEMENTO and SEXY BEAST almost salvaged the fucking season so far.
June 16, 2001, 4:21 p.m. CST
by Miss Aura
I agre with you totally Spacesheik, Sexy Beast is awesome and Those 3 films are the only ones which have made a mark and put my faith into cinema this summer, so far.
June 16, 2001, 5:21 p.m. CST
All you developement girls and gals at Newline, Dreamworks, Fox, Warner, CAA and AMG - do something that has some BALLS next time and hire a new director like GLAZER & Mike Cuesta. Glazer is incredibly talented which was already apparent in his fantastic commercials and videos for Radio Head, Blur, Massive Attack, Nike, & Guinness. He chose the right script and didn't make a film for film sake. Hollywood may eventually realise that commercial video directors are the ones to hire.
June 16, 2001, 10:27 p.m. CST
by Billy Bizar
"Sexy Beast" was pretty good. Especially the scene wherein that giant boulder in the background comes down from the mountain. Great stuff! But clocking in at 87 minutes running time i thought the film was a bit too short. I would like have to see more of the Ben Kingsley character.
June 17, 2001, 1:33 a.m. CST
This should be a cool film, and no doubt, and it's been a long time since Kingsley has had a role that he could really get his teeth into so I'm definitely looking forward to seeing this one. I just hope it gets a big enough theatrical release.
June 17, 2001, 7:56 a.m. CST
Sexy Beast is undeniably a good brit gangster film, but can we brits make a decent film without Ray (whose your daddy) Winstone? Also, how many times does Ben Kingsley say 'you caaaunt'
June 17, 2001, 10:23 a.m. CST
I saw "Sexy Beast" at the Santa Barbara Film Festival last March, and was floored by Ben Kingsley's acting... this is Ben as you've never seen him before. The other actors are no slouches, either - they create a convincing peaceful world about themselves, only to have it come crashing down when bad-ass Ben appears on the scene. Their interplay is tense and in-your-face... a study in contrasts. Do yourself a favor and check out this movie... you won't regret it.
June 17, 2001, 12:23 p.m. CST
by northern monkey
About time some you Americans realised what a genius Ray is. If you can track it down get hold of a copy a SCUM, it makes Sexy Beast look like Beauty and the Beast. Not for the faint hearted but when Ray goes mental chicken oriental at the end its breathtaking.
June 17, 2001, 12:42 p.m. CST
by Capt FUBAR
June 17, 2001, 3:26 p.m. CST
this film is decent, not great, but next to crap like ph, swordfish, evolution, etc, it looks like citizen kane. i saw it at union square in nyc last week, and after the credits were done, kingsley himself came out and gave a little talk and took some questions. he talks a lot (which he joked about), but it's ok because he's an intelligent, well spoken guy. he said that all of the dialogue came directly from the script, there was no improvisation, which is surprising because the tone of the script seemed to me to be very loose and informal. they had even specified how many times he actually said 'no' in that one scene with winstone, i think it was 13 times, followed immediately by another 8. he likened it to shakespeare and the rhythm that actors get into with his dialogue. anyway, after about 15 minutes, he cut himself off and said that there was another screening happening in the theater, and that we all had to clear out, so we did. pretty annoying to have so little time with an oscar winning actor.