The talented Glazer keeps things crisp, clean and purposeful. The only flab on this film is around the waist of its sybaritic hero, a working-class crook who has finally gotten a taste of the good life, and doesn't want to lose it. full review
Aside from [Glazer's] visual flair and gallows humor, he's still subtracted much more than he's added. full review
A marvelously suspenseful character study wrapped up in a refreshingly tight crime film.
Just the latest film to illustrate that filmmakers from TV and videos not only know what they're doing, but do it a whole lot better than we'd like to admit. full review
One of the more interesting efforts in its genre, though it has been somewhat overrated. full review
The most original and entertaining crime thriller since The Limey. full review
A stylish, assured battle of wills, and a masterpiece of reverse casting. full review
As the mobster Don Logan in Sexy Beast, Ben Kingsley is so intensely frightening that it's as if the actor were on a personal mission to deep-six Gandhi and his loincloth once and for all. full review
I'm wondering what's so special about a film that has but one guilty pleasure and that's Ben Kingsley spraying saliva-lubricated variants of the F-word. full review
Glazer directs from Louis Mellis and David Scinto's script like a man who knows the outer limits of a bad dream. full review
Quirky details of character, implied but unstated background and lovely performances keep us enthralled. full review
It remains first and foremost an involving story about its characters. full review
I didn't know Kingsley had such notes inside him. Obviously, he can play anyone. full review
Its mix of surrealism, coolly chic visuals, and juicy acting leapfrogs it ahead of most of the competition.
An engaging conflagration of British B-flick, cockney wit and gallows humor. full review
Marks a debut of amazing panache and confidence by music video director Jonathan Glazer.