Shallow Grave Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 2314

Average Rating: 2.8/4

# of Ratings: 69

Theatrical Release Date: 02/10/1995

Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 06/12/2012

Language: English

Genre: Comedy, Crime

MPAA Rating: R

Director: Danny Boyle

Actors: Kerry Fox, Christopher Eccleston, Ewan McGregor, Ken Stott, Colin McCredie, Robert David MacDonald

Plot: A series of interviews lead to a new roommate for a group of British flatmates. But when the new tenant winds up dead, and surprisingly loaded with cash, they have to decide what to do with the body... and the money. -- Chris Kavan

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Rating of
3/4

Matthew Brady - wrote on 08/27/2014

Shallow Grave is a dark comedy and Danny Boyle directed this movie well.

Rating of
3/4

Snoogans - wrote on 06/17/2012

A simple crime story centered on the three main character's change in relationship. It's quick paced and contains moments of tension and black comedy (sometimes together). The violence is believably painful. I liked the score best.

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Rating of
2.5/4

"Shallow Grave" by Yojimbo

Yojimbo - wrote on 01/22/2012

Three friends let a room out to a stranger who drops dead leaving behind a suitcase full of cash, so they decide to bury him in the woods and keep the money. Danny Boyle's first film was promptly eclipsed by the follow up Trainspotting, but Shallow Grave is certainly worth a second look. The format is kind of like watching Ross, Chandler and Monica dismembering a corpse and the breezy opening belies the grim psychology that takes over once they start to unravel. It's a morality tale about the cost of greed and shares themes with classic The Treasure Of The Sierra Madre as the relationship between the three friends disintegrates once money enters the equation. It's quite amusing how dated it looks now and the character development is not 100% convincing, but solid performances and a nice …

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