A stylish if familiar tale of a man hopelessly entangled in his past.
| Original Score: 3/4
A movie is more than dialogue and a soundtrack. And direction is a lot more than making sure all your favorite parts of your own script make it to the screen intact.
| Original Score: 2/4
In trying to take a bite out of crime and another out of fame, [Monahan has] ended up with more than he can chew for his first time in the director's chair.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Monahan's trademark tart dialogue is as strong as ever, and Farrell and Winstone make for a formidable pair of opponents.
There is too much to be absorbed in too little time and not enough tissue connecting abbreviated, sometimes unnecessary subplots.
| Original Score: 2/5
Had the film stood still more often, its stylish gambit would have worked better.
Close this street down.
Monahan's debut has verve and charisma, but, in the end, the tension of a late-night pub shrug.
London Boulevard is like a fancy, retro-styled pocket watch that someone accidentally broke and tried to reassemble with only a vague idea of clockwork.
Hard-boiled crime yarn with Irish wit, colorful characters and considerable style.