Sexy Beast is the best British crime suspense drama I've seen since The Croupier. Ok, it's the only British crime suspence drama I've seen since then...but it's very good. Ben Kingsley is incredibly scary. I've seen it described as a dark comedy, and there were laughs through about the first half. But they slowly tapered off as the film got more and more intense. It has some of the best acting I've seen in a while. Thumbs up.