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Layer Cake Reviews

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December 26, 2017
Layer Cake features all the doublecrosses, grasses and reversals of fortune that come as standard to the genre, but it is lifted by the uniformly excellent cast, the snide intelligence of the script, and the effortless pace of Vaughn's direction.
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
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