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Shallow Grave

Shallow Grave
Shallow Grave
Shallow Grave
  • R
  • 1h 33m
  • 1995
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Danny Boyle’s feature film directorial debut is a sly, sinister crime thriller about three close friends who discover their new roommate’s dead body, along with a suitcase full of cash. Faced with a moral dilemma, the trio agrees to dispose of the corpse and keep the money — a decision which leads them on a haunting journey that will test the limits of trust, loyalty, paranoia and greed.
© 1994 Channel Four Television Corporation and Glasgow Film Fund. All rights reserved.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Critics Consensus: This black-humored thriller features characters who are more obnoxious than clever. During the second half, the movie descends into gratuitous violence.
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
British crime thriller has violence, language, nudity.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Shallow Grave is a gripping crime thriller with violent scenes including torture, nudity, occasional strong language, and lots of drinking and smoking. Kerry Fox, Ewan McGregor, and Christopher Eccleston star as three young flatmates who discover a dead body and suitcase of banknotes. They steal the money and dispose of the evidence showing little concern or remorse. They behave in a hedonistic fashion throughout -- regularly drinking and smoking -- before paranoia begins to turn them on each other. There are violent scenes, including characters being stabbed to death, with pools of blood, and the sound of sawing through bone and smashing teeth with a hammer. Strong language includes repeated use of the word "f--k." While there is occasional humor, the tone is very dark, and the characters unlikable, operating in a world without an ethical framework, which is likely to be unsuitable and upsetting for younger viewers.

A Lot or A Little?

The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
Positive Messages
Positive Role Models
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Thriller
  • Release Date:February 10, 1995
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English, Spanish
  • Audio Format:
  • Screen Pass Eligible:Yes
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