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Layer Cake Reviews

Bob Mondello
NPR.org
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October 18, 2008
Leslie Felperin
Variety
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July 29, 2008

Time Out
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June 24, 2006

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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September 1, 2005
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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I like Layer Cake a lot.

Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper

June 20, 2005
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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It's a little bleak, a little twisted, a little gory, and a lot funny.

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

June 11, 2005
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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The film is lamentably short of narrative coherence.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 2/4

June 10, 2005
Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
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The intricate thing dodges and feints and twists this way and turns that way until, by the time of the alleged resolution, we've lost our bearings completely.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2/4

June 10, 2005
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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It's almost too much to follow, but the style, proven by Ritchie time and again, is irresistible.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 4/5

June 3, 2005
Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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It has more heft than the Ritchie movies.

Full Review Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Original Score: A-

June 2, 2005
Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
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A masterly, intricately plotted crime story.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 4/5

June 2, 2005
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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It's a stylish and classic gangster saga about the clashing of rival empires, where the only thing worse than the killer before you is the killer waiting behind him.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

May 27, 2005
Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
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An exercise in high style, high octane and low-key suaveness.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

May 27, 2005
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
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The film's a diverting enough 105 minutes, with a few surprises in store.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 2.5/4

May 27, 2005
Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle
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A gangster film, despite what its title suggests, that ranks with the best of the genre.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle | Original Score: 4/4

May 27, 2005
Tom Long
Detroit News
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Bloody good fun a great deal of the time. Love the accents. Love the guns. Bang-bang.

| Original Score: B

May 27, 2005
Michael Booth
Denver Post
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May be a worthy successor to a busy genre, but it is not an inventive inheritor.

Full Review Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 2.5/4

May 27, 2005
Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
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As good as the story and direction may be, much of the film's success is up to Daniel Craig.

Full Review Source: Detroit Free Press | Original Score: 3/4

May 27, 2005
Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
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An appropriately hard-boiled quality runs through the movie, and the cast (from top to bottom) brings its best, putting the frosting on this nasty bit of Layer Cake.

| Original Score: B+

May 27, 2005
Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
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Layer Cake has sizzle, but it also offers plenty of steak.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: A-

May 26, 2005
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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In the end, Layer Cake serves up the just desserts.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 3/4

May 26, 2005
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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The special appeal of Layer Cake derives from its efficient, gripping story and from the personality of the unnamed protagonist.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

May 20, 2005
Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
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A propulsive drug-world movie that dutifully covers similar ground in and around London: guns, chicks, inventive use of the F word, expensive-looking locations, designer stuff, and so on.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2/4

May 20, 2005
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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Craig is fascinating here as a criminal who is very smart, and finds that is not an advantage because while you might be able to figure out what another smart person is about to do, dumbos like the men he works for are likely to do anything.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3.5/4

May 20, 2005
Bruce Newman
San Jose Mercury News
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A corrosive confection of style and bile, its gleaming, butter cream-frosted contours not really concealing the crumbs who have curdled British society with their drugs.

| Original Score: 3.5/4

May 19, 2005
Allison Benedikt
Chicago Tribune
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[Craig] is a great anti-hero, tough yet vulnerable, conflicted and amused, sincere and scared, without a hint of any of it on his sleeve.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 3.5/4

May 19, 2005
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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As choices for a night's entertainment, well, you'd do better with a pint of Bass.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 1.5/4

May 13, 2005
Kyle Smith
New York Post
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Vaughn's film falls short of Goodfellas, but thanks to his ability to organize a complex story and bold, color-drenched photography by Ben Davis, Layer Cake is a cocked fist of a movie, impossible to ignore.

| Original Score: 3/4

May 13, 2005
Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
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Layer Cake is laced with flashbacks and stylistic tics, but it never loses its forward momentum, and to the last shot, it avoids predictability.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 3/4

May 13, 2005
Mike Clark
USA Today
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This is one of those movies in which you simply pluck out what there is to entertain you and forget about the rest.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 3/4

May 12, 2005
Kevin Crust
Los Angeles Times
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What sets Layer Cake apart from the usual 'Just when I thought that I was out they pull me back in' films is a stunningly suave performance by Craig, a top-drawer supporting cast and a dynamic directing debut by producer Matthew Vaughn.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times

May 12, 2005
Manohla Dargis
New York Times
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The newest in British gangland entertainment and the tastiest in years.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 4/5

May 12, 2005
Scott Foundas
L.A. Weekly
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Like just about every British crime picture of the last decade, it's stacked with gentlemen gangsters in Saville Row suits, blockheaded yobs with names like Kinky, Tiptoes and the Duke, and a disposable caper scenario.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

May 12, 2005
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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The most crackerjack entertainment I've seen so far this year.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: A

May 11, 2005
Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
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What's abundantly clear is how far this kind of moviemaking has come from any knowledge of real criminal life; it's a geek's ineffectual daydream of mayhem.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

May 10, 2005
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
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Pulses with nasty thugs, cold-blooded crime lords, drug traffickers, blond seductresses, and a thumping suspense that can lead to head-cracking violence.

| Original Score: 3.5/4

April 7, 2005
Peter Debruge
Miami Herald
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Craig proves that he's got the strength, sophistication and brawny sex appeal to carry 007's license to kill, if only Hollywood would consider the fair-haired hunk.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 3/4

February 4, 2005
Ray Bennett
Hollywood Reporter
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Smartly put together, with interesting characters and caustic wit.

October 19, 2004
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