Shallow Grave

Shallow Grave

DVD - 2000
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When three friends find their new roommate dead and a suitcase full of money under his bed, they have no trouble deciding how to dispose of the cash- but the body is a different story. Their troubles are compounded when they meet the men who come to retrieve the money.
Publisher: Santa Monica, CA : Metro Goldwyn Mayer Home Entertainment, [2000], c1994
ISBN: 9780792844051
079284405X
Branch Call Number: F
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (94 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Language Note: Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired

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lindy919
Oct 14, 2018

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Kind of dumb. Why didn't they just hide the money and call the police?
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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Oct 06, 2018

This 1994 thriller/crime movie is about a trio of successful people who seek out a fourth roommate to live with them in their flat. After the roommate suddenly dies of an apparent drug overdose (while sitting next to a large quantity of money), the trio decides to cut up the body and pocket the money without telling anyone. That is, until each person starts having ideas of screwing the other two over as well. This movie is well-done because it has interesting characters as well as some fairly comedic scenes. There is good chemistry between the actors and the dialogue is fairly natural. I would rate this film 4/5 stars. @The_Reviewer of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board

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singidunum_25
Aug 26, 2017

Movies like "Shallow Grave" are exactly what independent filmmaking is all about. It has a smart plot, great acting, colourful set and good choice of music. Danny Boyle achieved all of that on a small budget and proved that you can make an engaging movie without "bells and whistles". Casting was great and young Ewan is awesome!

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SarahDormat
Jul 16, 2016

This is Danny Boyle and Ewan McGregor's first movie together and, although not quite as sharp or as developed as Trainspotting, it's a wild story that I found thoroughly enjoyable and totally creepy.

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Monolith
Oct 12, 2015

I'll repeat another's sentiment: unlikeable characters and a weak plot.

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booksmile
Oct 03, 2015

Un-likeable characters from the beginning and a dark story that doesn't make much sense.

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bitsysmom
Jul 14, 2015

Three friends live happily together until a very large sum of money comes into play. What ensues is murder, mayhem, dead bodies, shallow graves, and betrayal . Quirky! Totally British. Loved it.

Quimeras Jul 10, 2015

It’s hard to believe that these three could not come up with a better plan from the beginning, or at least be smarter about concealing the body and skipping town. I guess it’s the classic case of too many cooks in the kitchen.

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tenet
Jul 25, 2014

Rated 1/10.

aaa5756 Jul 09, 2014

This DVD movie was entertaining and interesting but not one of my favorite for this year. Not too bad---good performance. Very predictable but still entertaining. I fast forwarded a lot but not all the way.

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Ron@Ottawa
Feb 04, 2013

Violence: Plenty of violence, torture and killing in this film. Definitely not for children.

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aaa5756 Jul 09, 2014

“If it’s not one thing it’s another.” -Gilda Ratner, alias Rosanne Roseanna Danna

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