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Layer Cake Reviews

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

A heavyweight gangster picture worthy of being included in with the greats.

Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed

March 3, 2014
Nick Rogers
Suite101.com

Only the accents are thicker than double-crosses in a thriller that's stylish and sleek - note lyrically appropriate use of Duran Duran's "Ordinary World" in one sequence - but also assuredly delirious, ethically hefty and unpredictably treacherous.

Full Review Source: Suite101.com | Original Score: 4/4

September 19, 2010
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

"Layer Cake" is a stylized British noir full of clever twists, biting dialogue, and plenty of ironic violence.

Full Review Source: ColeSmithey.com | Original Score: B

July 2, 2009
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

A história bem amarrada é beneficiada ainda pelo senso de humor seco e eficaz, ao passo que o elenco confere charme a um bando de personagens inescrupulosos e a direção de Vaughn, associada à inventiva montagem, torna o filme sempre instigante.

| Original Score: 4/5

September 1, 2008
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

[A] fun, snappy crime caper that begins with a wryly understated take on the "one-last-job-and-I'm-out" subgenre.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid

May 26, 2006
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

Intense story about low-level organized crime figures embroiled in a deadly conspiracy.

Full Review Source: Laramie Movie Scope | Original Score: B

March 10, 2006
Dragan Antulov
Draxblog Movie Reviews

protagonist's narration puts the film's complex plot into much broader economic, political and cultural context.

Full Review Source: Draxblog Movie Reviews | Original Score: 6/10

November 17, 2005
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal

A smart thrill ride with one magnificent finish.

| Original Score: A-

October 7, 2005
Scott Weinberg
DVD Clinic

Fun stuff indeed, even if you might need the subtitles to help decipher all the Britspeak.

Full Review Source: DVD Clinic | Original Score: 4/5

August 23, 2005
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com

It does nothing revolutionary, but it handles the basics with entertaining aplomb.

Full Review Source: EricDSnider.com | Original Score: B

July 28, 2005
Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews

Just following what is going on is a big job, but the film has its rewards.

Full Review Source: rec.arts.movies.reviews | Original Score: 7/10

July 8, 2005
Dan Chant
FilmFocus

Clean, crisp and gratifying, you'd be hard pressed to find a better British film this year.

Full Review Source: FilmFocus | Original Score: 85/100

July 5, 2005
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal

Layer Cake is not the most original or memorable picture in the world, but it's a great calling card for Vaughn.

Full Review Source: Montreal Film Journal

July 5, 2005
Linda Cook
KWQC-TV (Iowa)

This is one of the few movies for which I can't tell you the name of the "hero."

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4

June 27, 2005
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

It's nothing we haven't seen before, but Vaughn invests it with enough style and energy to make it worth the trip.

Full Review Source: Q Network Film Desk | Original Score: 3/4

June 21, 2005
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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I like Layer Cake a lot.

Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper

June 20, 2005
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette

...a delicious crime melodrama, with colorful characters, lots of action and violence, double and triple crosses, and a few fresh surprises of its own.

Full Review Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette | Original Score: 4/5

June 19, 2005
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly

...Michael Vaughn, has cooked up a tasty treat in his directorial debut, somewhere between Mike Hodges' cool and Guy Ritchie's out-of-control Smoking Barrels.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4

June 15, 2005
Todd Jorgenson
Denton Record Chronicle (TX)

It's occasionally taut and clever enough to hold audience attention, but ultimately has little substance to accompany its cool exterior.

Full Review

June 14, 2005
Jeff Otto
IGN Movies

Crime caper in the style of Guy Ritchie, but better.

Full Review Source: IGN Movies | Original Score: 4/5

June 14, 2005
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