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Dead Man's Shoes (2006) How about a Payback's-a-Bitch double feature with Lady Vengeance and Dead Man's Shoes ? The former's a stunner; the latter, not so much. Shane Meadows'… 2006-05-12 Unrated PT86M Drama Paddy Considine Gary Stretch Magnolia Pictures
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Dead Man's Shoes (2006)

MPAA Rating: Unrated

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'DEAD MAN'S''' CONSIDINE AND TOBY KEBBELL
'DEAD MAN'S''' CONSIDINE AND TOBY KEBBELL
EW's GRADE
C

Details Limited Release: May 12, 2006; Rated: Unrated; Length: 86 Minutes; Genre: Drama; With: Paddy Considine and Gary Stretch; Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

How about a Payback's-a-Bitch double feature with Lady Vengeance and Dead Man's Shoes? The former's a stunner; the latter, not so much. Shane Meadows' latest, high-styled depiction of his British Midlands as a place of extreme actions among dead-zone louts presents Cinderella Man's galvanizing Paddy Considine (who also co-wrote the screenplay) as a disaffected British soldier who returns home to mess up the thugs who brutalized his mentally handicapped brother. The imagery is exotically grungy and jumbled by flashback, but in the end, the picture's more pulp than juice.

Originally posted May 17, 2006 Published in issue #878 May 26, 2006 Order article reprints