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March 20, 2017
Pedestrian, predictable and un-intelligent gangster flick which rips off Goodfellas too too much.
February 2, 2017
Great homage to the 80's with fashion and pop music dominating.
The opening scene with Duran Duran's Planet Earth is excellent.

Great use of Frankie Goes to Hollywood's Welcome to the Pleasuredome and music from the decades charts plays throughout most scenes. Bell and Hassan are great with the former being a nasty piece of work.

The voice over and dialogue is annoying at times and as with most Nick Love films it can be cringeworthy.

Visually it is amazing to look at and the detail of everything 80's is remarkable. A serious twitch off Chapman.
Super Reviewer
½ July 30, 2016
Not a bad film, Nice story it just never took off, Nick Love bought most of the cast back from The Football Factory but didn't have the same effect.
February 7, 2016
Scarface's poor English brother
Super Reviewer
½ July 30, 2015
Another British gangster flick filled with more cockneys than a south east cafe, Nick Love is at it again like his best mate Ritchie and to be fair to him he does make a solid flick.

All the usual suspects are back again from Love's previous film to portray your common bunch of English criminals up to no good but this time they are all on the continent in Spain living it up with booze, drugs, sand n sex. Its pretty much exactly what Spain is really like around the coast, full of Brit chavs and Brits with money all fat and tanned looking like Del Trotter.

Nothing new to see here plot wise, its all about drug dealing, beating people up and the odd double cross but it is made and directed well looking spot on for its 80's setting. Love is a pro at getting that 80's look like his other film 'The Firm' and this film is probably his best so far, they all are cockney based plots of course.

Not too different from 'Layer Cake' but not as good, close but this came one year too late basically and was beaten to the punch by Vaughn's film. On the plus side the film has a great soundtrack but you do get the impression Love has crammed in as many classic 80's tunes as possible just to get a good soundtrack deal for sales.
April 26, 2015
Fun little British crime. drug, gangster thriller. It looks and feels like an an 80s/90s movie, not 2005. I don't think it will age very well.
August 8, 2014
"Did someone order a c**t cause one just turned up!"
July 21, 2014
classic British gangster flick
July 6, 2014
criminally underrated. A great film throughout, one of Nick Love's best efforts. A real cult classic
June 2, 2014
"The Busniess" is an awfully good crime drama film. The best thing about it is it's portrayal of the 80's which is spectacular and worth a reward. The characters were not all that interesting and some were quite flawed but due to it's terrific portrayal of the 80's I give "The Business a solid 4/5
½ January 14, 2014
South London gangsters doing drug business in Spain. Money, ladies, alcohol, parties and swearing all over.
½ December 15, 2013
ein film wie eine 80er party...macht riesig spass
November 30, 2013
Cockney bad boy shenanigans on the Costa Del Crime...quite diverting, but Danny Dyer's narration makes it sound like a comedy.
½ August 4, 2013
Watchable brit gangster film . Pretty good story. Will never be as good as scarface and the top mafia plot films but its still a pretty decent gangster film .
July 29, 2013
Nick Love's The Business is a bit of a guilty pleasure, but GEEZA! trash, like a cut priced Goodfellas/Scarface and it's also shallow and morally bankrupt, but what a good bit of violent fun it is, Danny Dyer is at his absolute best here, giving a bit of layering and likable vulnerability to his usual cockney geeza, the 80's setting, along with a soundtrack full of top tunes from the era is a blast and it's easily Loves most polished and ambitious film, ream.
½ July 15, 2013
Old classic. Lived it
½ May 28, 2013
risky for them to use the same music as in scarface but they still pull off a decent gangster movie, i liked the second half it won me over and i would recommend it to fans of the genre
April 25, 2013
Starts off well enough. Then there's a head on a stake and the entire plotline turns to shit.
½ January 13, 2013
Good film from a lot of the football factory lads
½ December 26, 2012
nick loves best movie good cast defo. recommend it.
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