Gangster No. 1 - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Gangster No. 1 Reviews

September 12, 2002
Director Paul McGuigan and cast infuse the proceedings with a strong dose of psychotic gusto and visual flare.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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
July 19, 2002
Clever, brutal and strangely soulful movie.
July 19, 2002
The film has a kind of hard, cold effect.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 11, 2002
Gangster No. 1 is solid, satisfying fare for adults.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 14, 2002
They crush each other under cars, throw each other out windows, electrocute and dismember their victims in full consciousness. And we don't avert our eyes for a moment.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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
June 13, 2002
Certainly the performances are worthwhile.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
June 13, 2002
Seeks to transcend its genre with a curiously stylized, quasi-Shakespearean portrait of pure misogynist evil.
June 13, 2002
A canny, derivative, wildly gruesome portrait of a London sociopath who's the scariest of sadists.
Full Review | Original Score: B
June 11, 2002
As happily glib and vicious as its characters.
June 5, 2002
Just watch Bettany strut his stuff. You'll know a star when you see one.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
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