I'll Sleep When I'm Dead Director Mike Hodges ("Get Carter") still knows how to unspool a mystery with a hypnotic pace of sadistic intrigue. There's a squeamish strain of homophobia… I'll Sleep When I'm Dead Director Mike Hodges ("Get Carter") still knows how to unspool a mystery with a hypnotic pace of sadistic intrigue. There's a squeamish strain of homophobia… 2004-06-18 R PT103M Drama Mystery and Thriller Jonathan Rhys Meyers Clive Owen Malcolm McDowell Charlotte Rampling Paramount Classics
Movie Review

I'll Sleep When I'm Dead (2004)

MPAA Rating: R
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Limited Release: Jun 18, 2004; Rated: R; Length: 103 Minutes; Genres: Drama, Mystery and Thriller; With: Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Clive Owen; Distributor: Paramount Classics

Director Mike Hodges (''Get Carter'') still knows how to unspool a mystery with a hypnotic pace of sadistic intrigue. There's a squeamish strain of homophobia to his new thriller, yet Clive Owen, as an ex-gangster out for vengeance, has more aura than any actor around.

Originally posted Jul 09, 2004 Published in issue #773 Jul 09, 2004 Order article reprints