Sept. 29, 2008, 10:22 p.m. CST
Where would you rank this in his filmography?
Sept. 29, 2008, 10:23 p.m. CST
Sept. 29, 2008, 10:47 p.m. CST
a return to form for Ritchie. I have no problem with him working within one genre forever -- as long as he does it well.
Sept. 29, 2008, 10:58 p.m. CST
by Napolean Solo
This film in a nutshell. More of the same, with less of a story.
Sept. 29, 2008, 11 p.m. CST
Well, not with the entire review because Tom Wilkinson is indeed awesome in it, but the rest is just boring. It's about half as good as his previous films, the humour falls flat and the violence is shot badly. Oh well, it'd be a weird world if we all agreed.
Sept. 29, 2008, 11:17 p.m. CST
by Stereotypical Evil Archer
Sept. 30, 2008, 12:35 a.m. CST
I dont get it! Most of the films today are the worst in the history of film....good god, somebody out there make a good one please!!!!
Sept. 30, 2008, 12:59 a.m. CST
The movie is unbearably dull. It takes a good hour for the film to really get going and by that time I simply didn't care. I can't believe I'm going to say this: but I almost prefer Revolver to RocknRolla. The key word in the previous sentence being almost.
Sept. 30, 2008, 1:54 a.m. CST
If there's a twist at the end of your movie, it's supposed to be clever not fucking retarded. I want my two hours back!!
Sept. 30, 2008, 3:36 a.m. CST
that's the problem, if it were like lock stock or snatch i would of been well happy but its a mere shadow of those films. for a cast of that caliber the character development was criminally thin. its great having lots of characters with individual story arcs but not if you spend only 2 minutes with them. and where the fuck was the money, how boring having people talk about millions of pounds but not show a single note throughout the entire film. just an average film coming from an increasingly average director.
Sept. 30, 2008, 7:10 a.m. CST
by Spandau Belly
I haven't seen his fairy tale movie, but I saw Layer Cake and it felt like a poorman's Guy Ritchie movie 5 years late. It was okay to watch once, but I couldn't believe people went all ga-ga for it like it was the new Long Good Friday or something.
Sept. 30, 2008, 9:29 a.m. CST
well, apart from making the best Bond movie ever, Vaughn made the best Brit gangster caper film ever, better than LSaTSMB or Snatch. Why? Cause Layer Cake bore some semblance to reality, with 1 or 2 coincidences instead of 50. Cause Layer Cake had Craig lighting up the screen. Cause Layer Cake's ending was spectacular, and something Ritchie would never have the balls to do. Cause Vaughn relied on Brits to fill the cast instead of getting a few big name Yanks to help sell it (or Sting). just a few reasons.
Sept. 30, 2008, 10:49 a.m. CST
by Spandau Belly
Do you mean James Bond? Because I'm looking at his IMDB page and it doesn't mention which Bond movie he worked on and in what role.<br><br> As for Layer Cake being realisitc, come on! There's no way Craig's character could see that many moves ahead and all those angles. Where did he get all his intel? For a low level drug dealer he knew more than Batman.<br><br>And this Vaughn guy did in fact work on Swept Away. All these articles keep talking about how Ritchie sunk once Vaughn left him, but I thought Swept Away was what sunk Ritchie. Maybe IMDB is wrong or something, or maybe I need to see this dude's fairy tale movie to get what all the fuss is about.
Sept. 30, 2008, 11:02 p.m. CST
First of all, the fairy tale movie was Stardust. An adaptation of a great Neil Gaiman novel. I liked the movie, but didn't think it accurately retained the charm of the book. <p>Second, I thought Revolver actually had enormous potential, but failed due to Ritchie devolving into his old ways. I really LIKED the idea of showing how macho gangster types are in actuality slaves to their own puffed-up egos. That aspect of the story fascinated me. It was all the actual gangster bullshit that made me yawn. And not because I dislike Ritchie gangster scenes, but because it seemed like they were included because he HAD to include them.