The Gentlemen (2019)

The Gentlemen (2019) 113min | Action, Comedy, Crime | 24 January 2020 (USA) Summary: An American expat tries to sell off his highly profitable marijuana empire in London, triggering plots, schemes, bribery and blackmail in an attempt to steal his domain out from under him.
Countries: UK, USALanguages: English

I should stab you with that f**king rolling pin!


I have a very deep and abiding fondness for many of the Guy Ritchie movies. This one – this one was pretty damn good. It was better than King Arthur but was it as good as Snatch? Snatch was pretty tight, and if I were to watch it again, now, in the era of reviews, I think that it might well hit the coveted ‘best’.

And it has been far, far too long since I saw Lock Stock.

Anyway. It’s not up to me to tell you who the heroes and zeroes are in this little story. There is violence, and swearing, and some frankly criminal behaviour. And it all rockets along in a tidy little run, that folds in on itself a couple of times, and at the end I find myself sighing in some satisfaction.

Is this ‘the best’?

Colin Farrell’s performance certainly was.

But was the whole movie as good as Snatch?

I’m not sure it was was. So with deep regret I find myself awarding this the ‘nearly the best’ tag, and making a clear note to myself that I need to watch Lock Stock and Snatch again. Very soon in fact.

Ray: You can’t unsee it once you’ve seen it, can you?
Coach: No, you can’t unsee it. It’s nightmare fuel. That will be with me forever.

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