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Layer Cake Reviews

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August 24, 2017
Drugs are the raison d'etre for this stylish caper, the rocket fuel that makes it all, go dog go, and style can take you a long way. Just not all the way, unfortunately.
March 3, 2014
A heavyweight gangster picture worthy of being included in with the greats.
September 19, 2010
Only the accents are thicker than double-crosses in a thriller that's stylish and sleek - note lyrically appropriate use of Duran Duran's "Ordinary World" in one sequence - but also assuredly delirious, ethically hefty and unpredictably treacherous.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
July 2, 2009
"Layer Cake" is a stylized British noir full of clever twists, biting dialogue, and plenty of ironic violence.
Full Review | Original Score: B
September 1, 2008
A história bem amarrada é beneficiada ainda pelo senso de humor seco e eficaz, ao passo que o elenco confere charme a um bando de personagens inescrupulosos e a direção de Vaughn, associada à inventiva montagem, torna o filme sempre instigante.
| Original Score: 4/5
July 29, 2008
There's a proper lived-in believability about Layer Cake's depiction of how the worlds of the rich, the criminal and the criminally rich intersect.
May 26, 2006
[A] fun, snappy crime caper that begins with a wryly understated take on the "one-last-job-and-I'm-out" subgenre.
March 10, 2006
Intense story about low-level organized crime figures embroiled in a deadly conspiracy.
Full Review | Original Score: B
November 17, 2005
protagonist's narration puts the film's complex plot into much broader economic, political and cultural context.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
October 7, 2005
A smart thrill ride with one magnificent finish.
| Original Score: A-
August 23, 2005
Fun stuff indeed, even if you might need the subtitles to help decipher all the Britspeak.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 28, 2005
It does nothing revolutionary, but it handles the basics with entertaining aplomb.
Full Review | Original Score: B
July 8, 2005
Just following what is going on is a big job, but the film has its rewards.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
July 5, 2005
Clean, crisp and gratifying, you'd be hard pressed to find a better British film this year.
Full Review | Original Score: 85/100
July 5, 2005
Layer Cake is not the most original or memorable picture in the world, but it's a great calling card for Vaughn.
June 27, 2005
This is one of the few movies for which I can't tell you the name of the "hero."
Full Review| Original Score: 3.5/4
June 21, 2005
It's nothing we haven't seen before, but Vaughn invests it with enough style and energy to make it worth the trip.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 20, 2005
I like Layer Cake a lot.
June 19, 2005
...a delicious crime melodrama, with colorful characters, lots of action and violence, double and triple crosses, and a few fresh surprises of its own.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 15, 2005
...Michael Vaughn, has cooked up a tasty treat in his directorial debut, somewhere between Mike Hodges' cool and Guy Ritchie's out-of-control Smoking Barrels.
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: 3/4
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