Gangster No. 1 Reviews

April 29, 2009
Despite some really good performances especially from Bettany, this is a pretty terrible movie...
August 1, 2003 shots do not a riveting film make.
September 13, 2002
Paul Bettany is good at being the ultra-violent gangster wannabe, but the movie is certainly not number 1.
September 6, 2002
A prolonged extrusion of psychopathic pulp.
August 26, 2002
Glizty but formulaic and silly...Cagney's 'top of the world' has been replaced by the bottom of the barrel.
August 23, 2002
A film divided into past and present sections that are ridiculously disparate.
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.
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.
June 14, 2002
The film rehashes several old themes and is capped with pointless extremes -- it's insanely violent and very graphic.
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.
June 11, 2002
As happily glib and vicious as its characters.
April 30, 2002
Yet another genre exercise, Gangster No. 1 is as generic as its title.
October 22, 2001
Feels like pieces a bunch of other, better movies slapped together.
June 27, 2001
A movie that hovers somewhere between an acute character study and a trite power struggle.
May 30, 2001
Doesn't really have a story, and for long stretches feels phoney