Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead (2007) R
The cast — Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ethan Hawke, Albert Finney and Marisa Tomei — rise to the occasion in this recent film by director Sidney Lumet. Like an ancient tragedy, it is a melodrama told in out-of-sequence episodes (with captions so you know where you are) of the botched robbery of a mom-and-pop jewelry store. Lumet’s tale seems rooted in the new middle-class money hunger and its deeply emotional consequences.
See what The New York Times said about the movie.