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Before the Devil Knows You're Dead

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(No longer in theaters)
  • Rating: R — for a scene of strong graphics sexuality, nudity, violence, drug use and language
  • Director: Sidney Lumet   Cast: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ethan Hawke, Marisa Tomei, Albert Finney, Rosemary Harris
  • Running Time: 117 minutes
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Drama, Suspense/Thriller


Michael Cerenzie, William S. Gilmore, Brian Linse, Paul Parmar



Release Date

Nov 2, 2007

Release Notes


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It opens with an explicit sex scene between Marisa Tomei and Philip Seymour Hoffman, but we’re not planning to show up late to Sydney Lumet’s latest achievement. “His touch,” David Edelstein says of the 83-year-old director—who our critic points out has made more clunkers than classics—“is so sure, so perfectly weighted, that it’s hard to imagine him capable of making a bad movie. The thing is just enthralling.” And hey, at least you don’t have to see him naked.

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