10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Interesting religious parable,
This review is from: Dead Man's Shoes [DVD]  (DVD)
I loved this film. Considering the state of the British film industry (what industry?) it's great to see directors like Shane Meadows able to produce an excellent film on an extremely limited budget. Interesting then that few reviewers have picked up on the religious overture to the film: from the first line 'God will forgive them' it is clear that this is a film about revenge. But 'vengance is mine sayeth the lord' and in exacting God's revenge, in playing God, Considine's character has transgressed a line, and as a result the final scene (which I believe was shot sometime after the main shoot, as filmmakers weren't up to that point clear on the ending) is the logical conclusion to a deeply religious parable. Which is odd considering the brutality of the film and the moral filth of the characters. Shane Meadows is a bit of a hero frankly. If you haven't already, watch it!