Layer Cake Reviews

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
March 3, 2014
A heavyweight gangster picture worthy of being included in with the greats.
Nick Rogers
Suite101.com
September 19, 2010
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 | Original Score: 4/4
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
July 2, 2009
"Layer Cake" is a stylized British noir full of clever twists, biting dialogue, and plenty of ironic violence.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena
September 1, 2008
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
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
[A] fun, snappy crime caper that begins with a wryly understated take on the "one-last-job-and-I'm-out" subgenre.

Empire Magazine
April 1, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
March 10, 2006
Intense story about low-level organized crime figures embroiled in a deadly conspiracy.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Dragan Antulov
Draxblog Movie Reviews
November 17, 2005
protagonist's narration puts the film's complex plot into much broader economic, political and cultural context.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Matt McAllister
Future Movies UK
October 29, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal
October 7, 2005
A smart thrill ride with one magnificent finish.
| Original Score: A-
Scott Weinberg
DVD Clinic
August 23, 2005
Fun stuff indeed, even if you might need the subtitles to help decipher all the Britspeak.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

Bullz-Eye.com
August 13, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
July 28, 2005
It does nothing revolutionary, but it handles the basics with entertaining aplomb.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews
July 8, 2005
Just following what is going on is a big job, but the film has its rewards.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Dan Chant
FilmFocus
July 5, 2005
Clean, crisp and gratifying, you'd be hard pressed to find a better British film this year.
Full Review | Original Score: 85/100
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
July 5, 2005
Layer Cake is not the most original or memorable picture in the world, but it's a great calling card for Vaughn.
Linda Cook
KWQC-TV (Iowa)
June 27, 2005
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
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
June 21, 2005
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 | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
June 20, 2005
I like Layer Cake a lot.
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Bob Mondello
NPR.org
October 18, 2008
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
October 18, 2008
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Leslie Felperin
Variety
July 29, 2008
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
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AV Club
September 26, 2005
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
September 1, 2005

Sydney Morning Herald
July 29, 2005

Boston Phoenix
May 21, 2005
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