Gangster No. 1 - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Gangster No. 1 Reviews

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April 29, 2009
Despite some really good performances especially from Bettany, this is a pretty terrible movie...
June 11, 2002
As happily glib and vicious as its characters.
September 13, 2002
Paul Bettany is good at being the ultra-violent gangster wannabe, but the movie is certainly not number 1.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
August 1, 2003
...cool shots do not a riveting film make.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
June 14, 2002
It's more than a rip-off of Guy Ritchie's Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, but less than the Pulp Fiction-esque genre-bender it aspires to be.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
May 30, 2001
Doesn't really have a story, and for long stretches feels phoney
| Original Score: 1.5/4
June 27, 2001
A movie that hovers somewhere between an acute character study and a trite power struggle.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 22, 2001
Feels like pieces a bunch of other, better movies slapped together.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
April 30, 2002
Yet another genre exercise, Gangster No. 1 is as generic as its title.
June 14, 2002
The film rehashes several old themes and is capped with pointless extremes -- it's insanely violent and very graphic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
July 15, 2002
The period -- swinging London in the time of the mods and the rockers -- gets the once-over once again in Gangster No. 1, but falls apart long before the end.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
July 26, 2002
Doesn't offer much besides glib soullessness, raunchy language and a series of brutal set pieces ... that raise the bar on stylized screen violence.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 23, 2002
A film divided into past and present sections that are ridiculously disparate.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 26, 2002
Glizty but formulaic and silly...Cagney's 'top of the world' has been replaced by the bottom of the barrel.
Full Review | Original Score: D
September 6, 2002
A prolonged extrusion of psychopathic pulp.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
July 19, 2002
The film has a kind of hard, cold effect.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 19, 2002
Clever, brutal and strangely soulful movie.
September 18, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: B+
July 26, 2002
It's fascinating to see how Bettany and McDowell play off each other.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 9, 2002
...works within its own pensive and penetrating element. Caustic and jaunty, Gangster No. 1 is a cynical sideshow that dismisses the notion that crime does not always pay.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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