RocknRolla (2008) - Rotten Tomatoes

RocknRolla (2008)



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 Butler), corrupt accountant Stella (Thandie Newton), and unpredictable punk rocker Johnny Quid (Toby Kebbell) seem to speak it fluently. As the bullets start to fly and the double crosses multiply, there's no telling who will walk away with the fortune after the gun smoke has cleared. Jeremy Piven, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, and Quantum of Solace Bond girl Gemma Arterton co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovimore
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
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Tom Wilkinson
as Lennie Cole
Idris Elba
as Mumbels
Tom Hardy
as Handsome Bob
Toby Kebbell
as Johnny Quid
Jimi Mistry
as Councillor
Matt King
as Cookie
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News & Interviews for RocknRolla

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

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


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


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

Albert Kim
Albert Kim

Super Reviewer


Like some of Guy Ritchie's other films, as well as some of the films of Robert Rodriguez, this is a twisted and convoluted mess...but it's a hell of a lot of fun, and damn entertaining. I liked it more than I thought I would, so that's a good thing, but still, it's nothing really more than a slick and wild B Movie. There's nothing wrong with that though...unless you want more. I didn't, so I'm happy. I'm not a Ritchie fanboy, but this fits somewhere in the middle, I'd say. Despite it's flaws, it's still pretty fun and enjoyable.

Chris Weber

Super Reviewer

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