Dead Man’s Shoes (2004)

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Avg Rating: 4.4 / 5. Voted: 55

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Directed by: Shane Meadows
Starring: Paddy Considine (Richard), Toby Kebbell (Anthony), Stuart Wolfenden (Herbie), Gary Stretch (Sonny), Neil Bell (Soz), Jo Hartley (Marie), Paul Sadot (Tuff)
Country: UK, British Cinema
Language: English (Eng Subs)
Runtime: 01:26:19
Genres: Revenge, Gangster, Siblings

Plot – Spoilers:
A small-time gang of drug-dealing thugs are rattled when Richard, a soldier returns to town and insists on sticking himself in their faces, over and over again. Their discomfort stems from having tormented his somewhat-retarded younger brother, a while back. When the seriousness of Richard’s bloodthirst dawns on the gang, they wonder if all their posturing is enough to handle a single, extremely driven, maniac.

Richard’s Revenge – Massive Spoilers:
Right at the end, when Richard refers to Anthony as an embarrassing spastic, he was probably speaking the truth. Maybe that’s why he packed up and left for the Army. And his self-hating guilt was turned towards the perpetrators in an attempt to deflect blame.

22 thoughts on “Dead Man’s Shoes (2004)

  • May 30, 2020 at 11:49 pm
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    Decent low budget film, but the subtitles are very inaccurate in places, I guess the Northern English accent is hard to understand if you are from these parts lol

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  • May 31, 2020 at 1:37 am
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    fuck this was a powerful movie, not really effed up but really good. the scene in the living room was really tense and the last scene in the abandoned house was great. amazing upload as always

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  • May 31, 2020 at 2:28 am
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    Yay, THANKS A TON FOR ADDING ONE OF MY REQUESTED TITLES ADMINS!!! Awesome work, as always. Am still waiting on Pig Pen tho, hint hint lol;)

    Really thought this was an epic film in its own right, not extremly ‘effed up’ compared to some of the titles on here, but still pretty fucked up for a revenge style movie, due in part to the powerful story/ actors, as well as the films nihilistic n depressing message. When the protagonist says his brother was a fucking embarrassment near the end of the movie I found that to be incredibly sad, gut punch status, imo.

    Seen it a few times, loved the film, I’d give it a solid 8.5/10

    Moral: Don’t be cruel to people who r mentally less fortunate than yourself, and if u see someone doing it to others, hurt them.

    FYI The Cheyne Stokes tag that’s spray painted on the wall in one scene refers to the ‘death rattle’ breathing ppl have right before they die. Some intense foreshadowing right there

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  • June 1, 2020 at 9:34 am
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    Music is just godawful, IMHO.

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  • June 11, 2020 at 11:33 pm
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    Shane Meadows best film

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  • July 31, 2020 at 4:05 pm
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    “Now I am the monster” I enjoyed this one I always like revenge movies. Thanks for this upload!

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  • October 24, 2020 at 4:33 am
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    Hollywood makes shite movies…..this is brilliant….. Paddy Considine is one of the greatest actors….the director is a genius.

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  • November 5, 2020 at 9:26 pm
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    shane meadows and paddy considine produce something here that is equally frightening, mundane, depressing but always compelling
    music is spot on despite some misguided comments above

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  • December 15, 2020 at 9:46 am
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    How low was the budget that they couldn’t hire a proper car for drug dealers? What kind of gangster drives 2CV?

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    • January 2, 2021 at 3:45 pm
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      That’s the point! They weren’t gangsters, they were just bullying scumbags.

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  • March 4, 2021 at 7:34 am
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    I am absolutely loving this movie, but, HOLY SHIT, is the buffering killing the climax of this movie for me so much that I paused it to type this. I usually have minor buffer issues with this site, but this one is stopping to buffer every 3-5 seconds right at what’s supposed to be the most moving part of the movie, which is annoying me to no end. It’s definitely neither my computer, nor my Internet connection. If there’s anything the admins can do to reduce this in the future, that would be awesome because this is getting old. Big wack.

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    • June 20, 2021 at 5:56 am
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      I agree. I had the same constant buffering issue throughout the movie but got really bad at the climax. I really hope they do something about that.

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  • March 13, 2021 at 7:37 pm
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    Great movie until the last 2 minutes. Totally implausible. I still like this movie very much but a little more thought should have gone in to the ending to make this movie really remarkable.

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  • April 7, 2021 at 9:15 pm
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    This is my favorite movie of all time, with Good Time (2017) being a close second along with Lilya 4-Ever (2002)

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  • April 7, 2021 at 10:11 pm
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    music is perfect – meadows at his absolute best – considine is astounding – and the ending makes perfect sense – remarkable film

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    • June 19, 2021 at 1:32 am
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      Don’t get me wrong – I think this movie is really good. HUGE SPOILER ALERT – DON’T READ THIS IF YOU HAVE NOT SEEN THE MOVIE!!! I find it difficult to believe that a guy with a wife and 2 small children, who really didn’t have a hand in Anthony’s death other than being there, would suddenly have the stones to stab Richard to death just because Richard told him too. I understand that there was a threat that Richard might attack his family but the dude seems like too much of a pussy to stab Richard to death. That’s the way I see it but opinions are like assholes – everyone’s got one and they all stink.

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  • May 20, 2021 at 2:33 am
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    EVEN BIGGER SPOILER
    reviewer missed the most important part of the story. Richard’s autistic brother is dead. This is a big part of his PTSD. Watch again and you’ll see that his brother never interacts with anyone as only Richard can see him.

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  • September 11, 2021 at 6:52 am
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    Fantastic..
    Seen it years ago and needed to reappraise it .

    South Yorkshire is just like this … Drifting.. bit sad… Gloomy and sometimes sunny…
    Like the film…
    A genuine portrayal of people settings and scenes. . . Scary and violent in the right parts. .. a fantastic film with a slightly just ever so slightly indulgent sound track. .

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  • September 20, 2021 at 11:04 pm
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    Great movie. incredibly sad. Loved it all thru, especially the silly car, what a gas. Yes, I had the same buffer prob at the end. never had that prob before, so I wonder what gives with this one. Don’t matter, I still loved it. Thank’s as always Effedup, you made my day again…

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  • October 9, 2021 at 11:10 am
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    Another must see.That was some pretty goofy music, but all in all a pretty solid revenge flick.

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