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What Doesn't Kill You 2013

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(13) IMDb 6.7/10
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Inspired by true events, What Doesn?t Kill You follows the story of two childhood friends Brian (Ruffalo) and Paulie (Hawke). The pair have grown up on the tough and unforgiving streets of South Boston doing whatever they can to survive.

Starring:
Mark Ruffalo
Runtime:
1 hour, 35 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Thriller
Director Brian Goodman
Starring Mark Ruffalo
Studio Signature Entertainment Ltd
BBFC rating Suitable for 15 years and over
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

3.5 out of 5 stars

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By VIC on 18 July 2014
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
A slow burning crime drama but by no means a bad one. This is a good film, but whats makes it different from other similar movies it's it's no fuss straight to the poin,t with all the main characters putting in top performances. You would pay more for a standard z grade normal dvd than i did for this blu-ray so i wouldn't have complained if it was rubbish but the fact this film is solid makes it a great purchase at a silly price - 3.5/5
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Catherine Kay on 13 Sept. 2014
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An unexpected pleasure. I thought it would be a straight-forward good/bad tale. It's not.
Great acting by Ethan Hawke and Mark Ruffalo
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Tommy Dooley TOP 50 REVIEWER on 19 Oct. 2013
Format: DVD
The synopsis of this film really turned me off as it read like a "seen it all and heard it all" before type tale. Based in South Boston, we meet Brian and Paulie played by Mark Ruffalo and Ethan Hawke. They are from the wrong side of the tracks and after a life of crime and being busted Paulie thinks that one more heist might be his way out of the ghetto. So sounds a bit like déjà vu? Well I was completely wrong.

These guys and their extended friends and families come across as completely believable and what is more important is that these are not the Mr Big gangsters. They are really the foot soldiers for the higher ups and only get the crumbs from the table. They see the greed of those who they work for whilst they struggle to meet bills etc. Ok so perhaps they should just get a job or have studied harder at school. Well we don't all get the same chance in life and so walk a mile in their shoes etc before being the first to cast a stone (sorry mixed metaphors there).

This is all done in such a way that you end up caring for all the players and I was hooked until the end. This is based on true stories of the men involved and makes it more poignant for it. There are scenes of violence, drug taking and the usual language that you would expect from hoodlums. Great performances all round and once you get past the worry of lack of originality you will find a rather good film waiting to get out.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By C.Elder on 29 Oct. 2013
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There is nothing new in this story that we have seen a hundred times before.
Even the touted "true story", does not make it new or different or exciting in any way.
In spite of good acting efforts by Ethan H. and Amanda P. in particular, the story is not engaging, and moves slowly to its obvious and inevitable conclusion.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By karen on 22 Oct. 2014
Format: DVD
must admit I turned it off and didn't watch it all the way through.
watched about an hour fairly reluctantly.
the acting was really good, I just didn't particularly like the storyline and found it quite boring.
not one I would recommend
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By Mr. James A. Lowe on 10 May 2015
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A decent crime thriller
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By luke on 28 July 2015
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great film , thanks .
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