Review: The Gentlemen


Title: The Gentlemen
Rating: R
Director: Guy Ritchie
Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Charlie Hunnam, Hugh Grant
Runtime: 1 hr 53 mins

What is it: An American ex-pat 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.

What we think: Wow! Okay, let me start off by saying that this was a film that I was unsure about seeing and I was debating quite a bit for about two weeks. I finally decided to give this movie a chance when I noticed Just Mercy was no longer playing at the Regal I work at. My first cautionary warning regarding this film. Do not see it IF and only if you are VERY sensitive to extremely strong language, violence, and blood. If you were to play a drinking game where you took a shot every time one of the characters said the word “cunt” or “fuck”, you would be completely sauced by the time you reached the middle of the film. By the end, someone’s going to need to carry your ass out of the movie theatre because of all the alcohol you had consumed. Second cautionary warning, this is a film with a storyline that you really need to pay close attention to. There is a lot of information being given at a very fast pace and it can be a bit tricky keeping up with the storyline. Definitely don’t fall asleep or else you will be completely lost and no one will be able to tell you what you missed because of how quickly the information is given to you. With all that said, this was definitely an interesting film, to say the least. The acting was definitely very good but given the raging talent present in this movie, you can practically automatically assume you’ll be watching a good performance. Not the best film I’ve ever seen since given the storyline. This film kind of felt like a lot of the “gangster” movies out there but not the worst film I have seen by far.

Our grade: B+, So this is a film with an amazing cast that brings what could have been a shit of a script alive with unique storytelling and serious editing skills!

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