Hollywood Reporter - 03/07/2013
"DEAD MAN DOWN benefits from potent visuals and a compelling international cast that also includes lead Colin Farrell, Terrence Howard and Isabelle Huppert."
Total Film - 06/01/2013 3 stars out of 5 -- "The hazy tech-noir gloom of the first half is hypnotic, with Rapace's crazy-eyed Beatrice adding a layer of uncanniness rarely seen in mainstream thrillers."
Empire - 04/26/2013 3 stars out of 5 -- "A pleasingly intricate double revenge plot anchored by excellent acting, with a terrific burst of action at the climax."
Director Niels Arden Oplev (THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO) makes his eagerly anticipated English-language-feature debut with this action thriller about a tough New York City enforcer and an alluring blackmailer who both put their lives on the line to seek vengeance against one of the city's most powerful crime bosses. Victor (Colin Farrell) isn't the type of man you want to come knocking at your door. A deadeye who always hits his mark, Victor works for the man who controls New York's entire underworld. But when the ruthless crime lord gives an order that results in the deaths of Victor's right-hand man's wife and daughter, he earns himself a dangerous enemy. Meanwhile, as Victor attempts to identify the unknown figure who's threatening his boss's life, the mysterious Beatrice (Noomi Rapace) ensnares the sleuthing hit man in a dangerous web of blackmail and seduction. Later, when the bullets start to fly, the lust for vengeance threatens to consume everyone involved. Terrence Howard and Dominic Cooper co-star.