Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Today is Opposite Day

I'll Sleep When I'm Dead (2003)
directed by Mike Hodges
rating: 2 out of 5 cravats
on DVD from the vaults

For fans of Clive Owen and Croupier, Mike Hodges’ I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead is the next best easy recommendation – or, so I thought, until I did just that for Syl. With the rolling of the credits, I resolved to never go back and re-read a Bogdanovich Chorus review again. If this experience was any barometer, I will only regret every film I’ve rated higher than three cravats, every whisper campaign, and every movie-related conversation. I won’t be able to trust my own opinion, because I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead is an overwrought and silly British tough, and I swear I used to think it was the best crime picture since forever ago. It’s not.