If you want to see a film that really gets your pulse going, really has you gripping your seat and gritting your teeth, then Shallow Grave is it.
This Scottish crime thriller is expertly directed by Danny Boyle in his cinematic directorial debut, the screenplay brilliantly written by John Hodge. Hodge collaborated again with Boyle in massive hits Trainspotting (1996) and The Beach (2000).
The stars of Shallow Grave play their characters perfectly. Christopher Eccleston, in particular, shines with an astonishing performance.
There are some very humorous moments in this excellent film. Our advice: treat it like a comedy and let the filmmakers have the last laugh.
As always, we recommend you don’t ruin any surprises by reading spoilers or watching trailers. The following trailer explains the whole movie. You have been warned!
Title: Shallow Grave (1994)
Direction: Danny Boyle
Screenplay: John Hodge
Cinematography: Brian Tufano
Editing: Masahiro Hirakubo
Score: Simon Boswell
Stars: Ewan McGregor, Christopher Eccleston, Kerry Fox