Year Released - 2008
Running Time - 115 minutes
Directed by Guy Ritchie (Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch)
Written by Guy Ritchie (who also wrote Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch)
Tom Wilkinson (The Patriot, The Exorcism of Emily Rose, and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind)
Karel Roden (Blade II, Hellboy, Running Scared, and The Bourne Supremacy)
Thandie Newton (Crash, Mission Impossible 2, and The Chronicles of Riddick)
Gerard Butler (300, Nim's Island, Dracula 2000, and Reign of Fire)
Tom Hardy (Star Trek: Nemesis - he is also going to play Charles Bronson in the upcoming film Bronson)
Idris Elba (28 Weeks Later, American Gangster, and The Unborn)
Ludacris (Crash, Hustle & Flow, and Max Payne)
Jeremy Piven (PCU, Grosse Pointe Blank, Very Bad Things, Serendipity, and Old School)
Gemma Arterton (Strawberry Fields from Quantum of Solace)
Rating: 4 Skulls
In London, a real-estate scam put millions of pounds up for grabs, attracting some of the city's scrappiest tough guys and its more established underworld types, all of whom are looking to get rich quick.
While the city's seasoned criminals vie for the cash, an unexpected player - a drugged out rock 'n' roller, presumed to be dead, but very much alive - has a multi-million dollar prize fall into his hands.
I am a fan of Guy Ritchie [I love his film Snatch! - notice how I phrased that :-) and I enjoyed Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels] I was going to see this one in the theatre, however it was one of those that was here for a week and then gone :-(
If you like Guy Ritchie's other movies, then you will like this one as well.
[I would have to say that I liked this one even more than Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels - though Snatch is still my favorite Ritchie film]
As with all of Ritchie's films, there is a ton of stuff going on - all intertwined and intermingled.
I had quite a few favorite scenes in this film, and there are some really funny parts as well. [one of which is when Handsome Bob - played by Tom Hardy - lets One Two - played by Gerard Butler - in on a little secret of his - that was too funny!
Let me leave you with my favorite line of the film [spoken by Tom Wilkinson, who was fantastic in this film!] "I own these bollocks, and right now they're more fragile than a pair of quail's eggs" :-)
Here's the Trailer:
Oh, and just so you aren't left hanging at the end of the film - this is the 1st film in a planned trilogy...