RocknRolla (2008)

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Critic Consensus: Mixed reviews for Guy Ritchie's return to his London-based cockney wideboy gangster movie roots, but most agree, it's a step in the right direction following two major turkeys.


Movie Info

Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels director Guy Ritchie heads back to the London underworld for this hyperkinetic crime comedy concerning a shady land deal that leaves every schemer in the city determined to get rich or die trying. When a Russian mobster orchestrates a lucrative real estate scam, every criminal in London wants a piece of the action. Greed is the universal language, and everyone from unrelenting crime boss Lenny Cole (Tom Wilkinson) to street-smart criminal One Two (Gerard … More

Rating: R (for pervasive language, violence, drug use and brief sexuality)
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure
Directed By:
Written By: Guy Ritchie
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 27, 2009
Box Office: $5.7M
Runtime:
Warner Bros. Pictures/Dark Castle - Official Site

Cast


as Lennie Cole

as Mumbels

as Handsome Bob

as Johnny Quid

as Councillor

as Cookie
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Critic Reviews for RocknRolla

All Critics (151) | Top Critics (42)

This is a wonderful movie.

Full Review… | November 10, 2008
At the Movies
Top Critic

Guns, gangsters, and Richie's unique style and tone make his latest picture just plain fun.

Full Review… | November 10, 2008
At the Movies
Top Critic

As ever with Ritchie, RocknRolla is more flash than substance, but beneath the swagger his movie scratches away at British anxieties.

Full Review… | November 16, 2014
Movie Talk

So this is Guy Ritchie's big comeback? Huh.

Full Review… | October 21, 2014
Quickflix

It's all about the set-up and not the actual payoff.

Full Review… | December 17, 2010

RocknRolla is a return to form, of sorts, for Mr. Ritchie. ... The British director has returned to familiar territory, that of the small-time hood.

Full Review… | August 30, 2009
Washington Times

Audience Reviews for RocknRolla

½

Some words to describe RocknRolla would be fun, dramedy, and raw. The story has a typical Guy Ritchie feel and proves that he can still make solid gangster films. Don't look at the RT percentage for this film because its definitely a positive and critics are fools for criticizing it.

paul o.
paul oh

Super Reviewer

½

Loved the cinematography and Guy Ritchie's quirky but excellent direction. A lot of fun.

Albert Kim
Albert Kim

Super Reviewer

RocknRolla is an enjoyable enough film but I think the reason it's so easy to watch is because you've seen it all before, it's like bumping into an old friend. There is absolutely nothing original or profound about it, which I find annoying, but the cast is likable, likable enough for you not to hate it. Easy/lazy viewing, a masterpiece compared to Revolver and if I'm being honest, I would like to see another film starring the 'Wild-bunch' but I doubt very much that it's going to happen!

SirPant
Anthony Lawrie

Super Reviewer

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