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London Boulevard Reviews

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Jesse Cataldo
Slant Magazine
November 7, 2011
Equally indebted to Martin Scorsese, Guy Ritchie, and Giorgio Armani, London Boulevard represents the apotheosis of style over substance.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Donald J. Levit
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
October 23, 2011
By far too stylized, the film loses itself in this would-be "dynamic visual" style over content and coherence.
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
May 3, 2011
Given the talent involved, it should have been better, but I still wanted to see how it all turned out.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Shaun Munro
What Culture
March 21, 2011
It at times dabbles too often in crime cliches - as though written by someone coming off of a Sopranos box-set bender - but it is also uncomfortably tense and unsettlingly brutal.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
March 11, 2011
full review at Movies for the Masses
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Fionnuala Halligan
Screen International
February 10, 2011
London Boulevard is a curio at best.
Graham Young
Birmingham Post
December 2, 2010
This film's distributors insisted I watch this with a public audience. For the record, out of nine people who started watching this with me, only six lasted the course. You've been warned.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Top Critic
Leslie Felperin
Variety
November 30, 2010
London Boulevard is like a fancy, retro-styled pocket watch that someone accidentally broke and tried to reassemble with only a vague idea of clockwork.
Top Critic
Ray Bennett
Hollywood Reporter
November 30, 2010
Hard-boiled crime yarn with Irish wit, colorful characters and considerable style.

Daily Telegraph (UK)
November 29, 2010
It's a crying shame how disjointed it gets, crumpled into a narrow range of Brit-gangster idioms, picking quite the wrong ending, and barely holding it together from scene to scene.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Kim Newman
Empire Magazine
November 29, 2010
Guilty, with one or two mitigating circumstances.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Neil Smith
Film4
November 29, 2010
A good cast tries in vain to elevate a workmanlike script in a film that ends up as dead as Joe Gillis.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
November 29, 2010
It's a film with plenty of front, as they say, but uses up all its energy, wit and ideas in the first 20 or so minutes, before collapsing into a flurry of boring violence.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Philip French
Guardian
November 29, 2010
This disastrous gangster film wastes an excellent British cast.
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express (UK)
November 29, 2010
An unexpected pleasure, bringing some punchy Hollywood professionalism to a traduced genre.
David Edwards
Daily Mirror (UK)
November 29, 2010
Brutal and with a plot that's all over the place, it seems we're taking early delivery of a Christmas turkey.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Stella Papamichael
Digital Spy
November 29, 2010
Essentially, London Boulevard is a long but not very winding road.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
David Sexton
London Evening Standard
November 29, 2010
As a pastiche of so many previous gangster movies, it's lazily enjoyable. But it doesn't repay any thought.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
November 29, 2010
Every actor in this gangland geezerama does a "turn" as if it is party time at the Cheeky Mockney Club.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Stella Papamichael
Radio Times
November 29, 2010
It's far from original and, crucially, the romance between Farrell and Knightley doesn't have enough pull.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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