You could be forgiven when reading our reviews that we basically “like” everything, well not so. Read on, read on ….
If you ask me they all need a good “kick up the butt.”
Shallow Grave is (supposedly) a “dark comedy” about three friends in Edinburgh who share a place together and are looking for a room-mate (presumably to share the bills etc, get the expense down and so on.) However, they are all rather obnoxious characters and take delight in interviewing potential room-mates in a cruel and obnoxious manner for “fun.” They eventually settle on one guy who, unknown to them, is a crook on the run.
After a while they find him dead in his room with a large suitcase of money and being the type of characters they are they decide to keep the money and dispose of the body. I bet you can see what’s coming next right? The crooks “colleagues” of course want the money and break into the flat below them and then into their flat to steal the money, killing one of the friends in the process (can’t say as I was sorry.)
Etc etc etc …. This is supposed to be a comedy apparently. Well I thought it was about as funny as cutting my toenails and frankly it’s 92 minutes I won’t get back, completely wasted. I’ve seen worse films sure but I don’t remember when. The characters are all utterly obnoxious, not funny and considering one of them is played by Christopher Eccleston the acting is pretty crap as well.
So yes, I don’t like it. Although, as the saying goes “your mileage may vary.”