Sexy Beast

Sexy Beast (2000)

Genres - Drama, Thriller  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Thriller, Gangster Film  |   Release Date - Jun 15, 2001 (USA - Limited), Jun 15, 2001 (USA)  |   Run Time - 80 min.  |   Countries - Spain, United Kingdom  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Synopsis by Rebecca Flint Marx

Gary (Ray Winstone) is a former gangster who has made a modest amount of money from his criminal career. Happy to put his life of crime behind him, he has retired with his wife Deedee (Amanda Redman) to the sunny bliss of rural Spain, where he lives an idyllic life with his family and a few close friends. But Gary's contentment is ruptured by an unwelcome visitor from his past -- Don (Ben Kingsley), a former associate who has been hired to assemble a team of criminals to rob a heavily guarded bank. Don wants Gary in on the job, and is less than pleased by Gary's unwillingness to volunteer his services. What ensues is a battle of wills between the two men, with Don intimidating, prodding, and manipulating his onetime friend to get what he wants, forever changing the lives of those around him in the process.



gangster, contentment, retirement, bully, heist, psychological-games, past


High Artistic Quality, Sleeper