Shallow Grave (1994)

Shallow Grave (1994)

1994 89 Minutes

Crime | Thriller

Three friends discover their new flatmate dead but loaded with cash.

Overall Rating

7 / 10
Verdict: Good

User Review

  • BarneyNuttall


    8 / 10
    Saccharine, acidic and bubbling with dark humour, Shallow Grave emulates the grimy horrors of Boyle's Trainspotting while building a stage for three excellently sparky performances.

    Boyle's knack for shooting interiors is the star of the show here. Somehow he manages to shoot the apartment, which a majority of the film takes place in, in fresh ways for every scene. It never gets boring as a location. In fact, it seems to evolve, becoming darker, peppered with strangely bleak objects as the story progresses; for instance a rope which hangs like an un-used noose in the centre of the entrance hall.

    This film pops with zeal, embracing every horrific choice with glee. While the plot is spread thinly, it's a thoroughly enjoyable watch, especially for those that might need a second trainspotting-esque hit.