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Fletcher (Hugh Grant) retells the events of Michael Pearson (Matthew McConaughey) to Michael's henchman Ray in the form of a screenplay. There is banter between the two along with several plot twists and turns. Definitely worth sticking through until the end.
What is it with a Guy Richie film! This one is as brutal as it comes.
Bad guys, gangs, violence, the whole shebang. But, if viewed as a comedy of sorts,
just enjoying the performances of the actors, all leads, some with accents so thick,
to be understood, the film is entertaining. It is not being sold as a comedy though,
to be clear.
Film décevant de Guy Ritchie qui reprend la même formule que dans ses premiers films de gangsters. Le seul intérêt est le jeu enjoué de Hugh Grant! À éviter!
Surprisingly entertaining. Not usually a fan of Guy Ritchie, but this was similar to an Elmore Leonard novel/movie. Won't win any awards but some plot twists and some pace. Slow in some areas however. I thought that Hugh Grant & Charlie Hunnam were good.
This is a strange film that I couldn't really get into until I was almost half-way through. I probably wouldn't watch this again.
Be patient and hang in this movie builds up momentum and is really good. But you have to pay attention and follow the story. This movie is not one that you can be on facebook at the same time. If you are one of those people that has a short attention span you most likely will be lost early in this movie. We just loved it with it's many twists and turns and is one of the few movies I might like to watch again. Yes, it really was that good. Before we watched the movie we took the time to read the reviews and noted a few that turned it off after a few minutes and blamed poor acting. No, not poor acting, the acting was great, issue is you have a short attention span.
Poor acting. It seems it is really hard to find something worth watching these days, is it just me?
I generally tire of "twisty-turny" plot lines after awhile but this movie really kept me tuned in. I was happy to see Hugh Grant given a turn at a challenging, complex character role and he did an excellent job handling it. All the characters were well-developed and engaging. If I have a complaint it is with the "too loud" and overbearing sound track. I wish movie makers didn't think they had to try to heighten suspense this way ~ all it does is make it harder to pick up the 'mysterious' plot clues that keep a person wanting more. I'd love to see a sequel. One of the better movies in a year of pitiful pickings.
I enjoyed this film, which turned out differently than where I was expecting it to go. Hugh Grant, playing a very different character than I'm used to seeing him, does the bulk of the narrating and the dialogue style forces you to pay attention or to read the subtitles and pays tribute to cinema and filmmaking. The cast includes Henry Golding ("Crazy Rich Asians") and Michelle Dockery ("Downton Abbey"). The film leaves hope for a sequel.
Slick, flashy action crime comedy with a stellar cast that really really wants to be "Pulp Fiction," but in my opinion doesn't quite make it. Confusing story with a lot of loud music and contrived wannabe-cool dialogue that feels forced, and a ridiculous amount of excessive swearing for the sake of swearing. "GoodFellas" is my favorite movie, so swearing doesn't put me off, but enough already, we get it. Interesting characters, but it was hard to keep track of who was double-crossing whom and why.
Another high octane comedy gangster thriller that "asks" for a sequel. A parade of seedy characters portrayed by big name actors representing all walks from most ethnics groups in U.K. No Guy Richie film I don't enjoy so far.
I was really disappointed with this movie! I lasted 27 minutes & that was that. Between Matthew McConaughey & Hugh Grant I expected a bit better acting. Advise, don't waste your time.
Be patient and let Guy Ritchie draw you in. He does not disappoint. Very well cast and acted with a fine script. This is more in the flavor of "Snatch" and "Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels" than some of the other Guy Ritchie movies. And Michelle Dockery shows her range by knocking it out of the park with a character that could not be more different than Lady Crawley in Downton Abbey. My wife and I loved this movie.
Ten minutes into the opening monologue by bearded Hugh Grant, I looked at my wife and asked, "How do you like it so far?"
We stopped watching.
Literary types advise novelists, "Don't tell. Show."
Good advice for scriptwriters, too.
COME AND HAVE A GO IF YOU THINK YOU'RE HARD ENOUGH...
or BOB'S YOUR UNCLE, OF COURSE YOU SHOULD SEE IT...
Richie safe in his roots of the London underbelly, even with the surprising addition of McConaughey; it IS a great metropolitan sea. I would have loved to have seen this spread out over a series, the material is there and who doesn't love a gangster? Taking a move
from SHAMELESS and centering on a small concern with a little recreational partake that prudently managed, will net a tidy sum to the right ones, why wouldn't someone imagine they too should have every right to the hard work put in?
As reported, McConaughey was fairly excellent, reminiscent of his LINCOLN LAWYER in a grimmer light. Farrell, I do love his comedy work; go ahead and request IN BRUGES and it makes up for studio abuses in the rotation of his action/drama credits. Grant I found
absolutely grand as the rat in the center of it all & Hunnam in the consigliere role like SONS OF ANARCHY (IN THE UK) with a better wardrobe and less b.o.
Richie would be an American Treasure- quickly bled dry of any real spark if he had to answer to the studio system here; the whole of his catalogue should be your next stop.
Excellent movie. I love the way the story is told by Hugh Grant's character as the action proceeds in the back ground. Well developed characters, an intriguing twists and turns in the story line, superb acting.
I think this is one of those movies you need to watch several times to appreciate. Acting is phenomenal!
It is better than expected. Good cast and plot. If you like gangster type movies, you will enjoy this one.
To my delight, this was much better than I expected. A large number of known actors usually is missing a well done story and production.