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Gangster No. 1 Reviews

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Despite some really good performances especially from Bettany, this is a pretty terrible movie...

Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed

April 29, 2009
Dan Fazio

A stylish, confused and insanely violent gangster drama from a first-time Brit director.

Full Review Source: Citysearch | Original Score: 6/10

September 16, 2003
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews shots do not a riveting film make.

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 1.5/4

August 1, 2003
Andrea Chase
Killer Movie Reviews

. . .captures the kinetic quality of the 60s with jump-action pacing, groovy camera angles and the occasional split screen treatment that never crosses the line into camp.

Full Review Source: Killer Movie Reviews | Original Score: 4/5

April 5, 2003
Tim Merrill
Film Threat

It certainly feels unique, and sets itself apart from most American gangster films in its stark refusal to paint the lead gangster as likable or indeed anything other than the vicious socio-psychopath he is.

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 3.5/5

December 8, 2002
Mark Kermode
Sight and Sound

It's a handsomely ugly affair, well dressed enough to make a few friends, but tough enough to make just as many enemies.

Full Review Source: Sight and Sound

December 2, 2002
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan

McGuigan has assembled a stellar all-British cast in which there are no weak links.

Full Review Source: San Diego Metropolitan

October 21, 2002
David Cornelius
Hollywood Bitchslap

Malcolm McDowell is cool. Paul Bettany is cool. Paul Bettany playing Malcolm McDowell? Cool.

| Original Score: 3/4

October 3, 2002
Shawn Levy

Not as well-written as Sexy Beast, not as gloriously flippant as Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, but stylish and moody and exceptionally well-acted.

Full Review Source: Oregonian

September 27, 2002
Paul Salfen

If you can stomach the rough content, it's worth checking out for the performances alone.

Full Review | Original Score: 7.5/10

September 13, 2002

Paul Bettany is good at being the ultra-violent gangster wannabe, but the movie is certainly not number 1.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 2.5/5

September 13, 2002
Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
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Director Paul McGuigan and cast infuse the proceedings with a strong dose of psychotic gusto and visual flare.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: B

September 12, 2002
David Elliott
San Diego Union-Tribune

A prolonged extrusion of psychopathic pulp.

Full Review Source: San Diego Union-Tribune | Original Score: 1.5/4

September 6, 2002
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion

Glizty but formulaic and silly...Cagney's 'top of the world' has been replaced by the bottom of the barrel.

Full Review Source: One Guy's Opinion | Original Score: D

August 26, 2002
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

A film divided into past and present sections that are ridiculously disparate.

Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City | Original Score: 2/4

August 23, 2002
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews

In an Oscar caliber performance, Bettany plays an explosive character who spends most of the time repressing an evil grin.

Full Review Source: Internet Reviews | Original Score: 3.5/4

July 26, 2002
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

It's fascinating to see how Bettany and McDowell play off each other.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 26, 2002
Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle
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Doesn't offer much besides glib soullessness, raunchy language and a series of brutal set pieces ... that raise the bar on stylized screen violence.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 2/4

July 26, 2002
Rob Blackwelder

...two brilliantly vile performances by two sublimely in-sync actors.

Full Review Source: SPLICEDWire | Original Score: 3/4

July 26, 2002
Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
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Clever, brutal and strangely soulful movie.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

July 19, 2002
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