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Film: Flat thriller fails to hit the target

Reviewed: Dead Man Down, directed by Niels Arden Oplev. Nationwide, cert 15A. Rating: 2/5. I'm So Excited, directed by Pedro Almodóvar. Selected cinemas, cert 16. Rating: 2/5.

4th May, 2013
Colin Farrell in Dead Man Down.

Reviewed: Dead Man Down

**Rating:** 2/5

As a reward for steering Stieg Larsson's novel The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo to the big screen, Hollywood allowed Danish director Niels Arden Oplev to helm a vast, convoluted night-time thriller equipped with proper film stars and an arsenal of weapons. The result is **Dead Man Down**, a daft title for a daft film that works better as a variation on a murky neo-noir mood than anything with a...

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