"Clive Owen is mesmerizing as the avenging black angel."
Barry Didcock, THE SUNDAY HERALD, Glasgow
''Clive Owen has found a perfect fit in I'LL SLEEP WHEN I'M
He is just right as the reformed hard man and is the center for the other players to circle around."
Xan Brooks, THE GUARDIAN, London
"Clive Owen has a STAR-MAKING ROLE - handsome, intelligent
and all coiled anger- and he grabs it.
He's already been tipped as the next James Bond, and though he may be too big a star by the time Pierce Brosnan steps down, there's a scene in I'LL SLEEP WHEN I'M DEAD, where 'Will Graham' emerges clean-shaven and expensively tailored that suggests 007 is his for the taking."
Ray Bennett, THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
"Clive Owen would make a good muse for anyone but he
seems to especially inspire British director Mike Hodges. The two have reteamed
for another noir (following the brilliant CROUPIER) that favors mind games
over tricks of style...
Some of us would pay money just to watch Owen sit on a box for two hours and he doesn't disappoint; he is a world-class staring champ, even opposite Malcolm McDowell as a deeply creepy gangster."
Katrina Onstad, THE NATIONAL POST, Toronto
"Clive Owen holds the screen like Sean Connery and Cary
Ray Price, Movie City News
"The casting demonstrates Hodges' desire to ring the
changes on the stock characters of gangster stories. Malcolm McDowell's playing
against Clive Owen provides a fruitful clash of acting styles."
Stephen Chibnall, SIGHT AND SOUND
"I particularly recommend the film's protagonist, Clive
Owen, in his performance of Enigma. Owen sits strong, dedicated, and silent.
His performance, like the work of the writer-director, withholds information
for the benefit of the film."
David Mamet, The Guardian
RIPPLES WITH ATMOSPHERE. Mike Hodges and Clive Owen
re-teamed for another noir that favors mind games over tricks of style.
Some of us would pay money just to watch Owen sit on a box for two hours and he doesnt disappoint.
Katrina Onstad, THE NATIONAL POST, Canada
"Hodges' elegant direction is underscored by the bluish,
cold views of London
streets and a cracking ensemble of riff-raffs and lost loves (Malcolm McDowell,
Ken Stott, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Charlotte Rampling) providing a fine
counterpoint to Clive Owen's understated hard man."
DAZED AND CONFUSED
"CLIVE OWEN gives a powerful portrayal of a character
who has mastered a sense of zen stillness."
Andy Dougan, EVENING TIMES, Scotland
"CLIVE OWEN may be even more unnervingly cool here than
he was in Mike Hodges' 2000 sleeper CROUPIER."
Terrence Rafferty, THE NEW YORK TIMES
Photos by Keith Hamshere
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