It's all about the set-up and not the actual payoff.
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.
| Original Score: 3/4
An over-long mish-mash of scarcely linked sub-plots...
| Original Score: 2/5
'RocknRolla' takes more left turns than imaginable. It might make sense in the mind of Guy Ritchie, but to the rest of the universe, I can not imagine the film will translate.
| Original Score: C
A self conscious re-working of Guy Ritchie's now familiar style and storyworld.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
It's long, confusing but is definitely saved with great performances and a tight episodic script...
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Breaks no new ground for movies or for Ritchie, but it is an amusing diversion and therefore a return to form. [Blu-ray]
Some movies go off on tangents. This movie is nothing but tangents.
| Original Score: 2/4
In spite of the film being derivative, RocknRolla is still a lot of fun. At least, what you can understand of it.
| Original Score: 6/10
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| Original Score: 3/5
Ritchie still has the knack for street-tough dialogue, and there's plenty of laughs amid the gunplay.
| Original Score: 3/4
A patchwork of set pieces, held together by a hip soundtrack.
As a gangster named One Two, Gerard Butler is suitably rough around all his edges.
This is a wonderful movie.
Guns, gangsters, and Richie's unique style and tone make his latest picture just plain fun.
A complex, violent and fun look at the London underworld, "RocknRolla" is for grownups who like gritty action and complex tales.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
...the same tatty old tricks jumbled around to make them look fresh.
Allowing for its air of laddish self-congratulation and its sad whiff of homophobia, Ritchie's film is arguably his most entertaining to date.
| Original Score: 4/6
RocknRolla feels as if Ritchie is imitating his favourite director here, and that director is Guy Ritchie.
For a while you go along for the ride. But as the film progresses it becomes increasingly unwieldy.
| Original Score: 2.5/5