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What is Dead Man Down on Netflix about?

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Apart from the highly-anticipated new releases Netflix debuts month to month such as their original series, the streaming service often surprises us with hidden gems or older titles we just never got around to watching when in theaters. One example is the 2013 film Dead Man Down which has made its way to Netflix’s Top 10 list, currently sitting at number four.

While this is certainly not a new movie, it might be worth checking out for its action, interesting storyline, and big-name stars. Dead Man Down features Golden Globe winner Colin Farrell in the leading role, BAFTA Award nominee Noomi Rapace, Oscar nominee Terrence Howard, and actor Dominic Cooper.

As you can probably tell just by the movie’s featured image on Netflix and its brief synopsis, Dead Man Down is non-stop thrill and action from front to finish. The film follows Beatrice (Rapace), a woman out for revenge who recruits Victor (Farrell) to kill a man who wronged her. Little does Victor know, this is a job that’s not going to be easy.

Dead Man Down plot synopsis

Check out the official synopsis below from Rotten Tomatoes:

Rising gangland player Victor (Colin Farrell) infiltrates the criminal empire run by Alphonse (Terrence Howard), but his aim is not to accumulate prestige and power. Instead, Victor’s mission is to make Alphonse pay for destroying his once-happy life. Victor’s machinations have not gone unnoticed; Beatrice (Noomi Rapace), his neighbor, watches and waits. When she uncovers Victor’s secret, she threatens to expose him unless he helps her carry out her own campaign of revenge.

It’s clear Dead Man Down does not skip out on any tension or danger, so if you’re in the mood for a fast-paced crime thriller, this could be the movie for you. That being said, the film did not do great with critics when it hit theaters in 2013, scoring a 41% on Rotten Tomatoes and a 6.5/10 on IMDb.

Check out the trailer below and decide for yourself whether or not Dead Man Down will be your next movie night title.

And if you want more action movies like Dead Man Down on Netflix, check out Shot Caller, Parker, Mile 22, or S.W.A.T. The streaming platform has a great selection in the genre.

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