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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
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
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Alison Willmore
AV Club
November 10, 2011
A great cast and an intriguing premise are crowded out by a surplus of plot threads that don't have space to play out, and accordingly come across as clichés.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Robbie Collin
News of the World
November 28, 2010
I'm blaming the staggeringly cack script, which leaves more loose ends untied than a short-sighted vasectomy doctor.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
November 11, 2011
In trying to take a bite out of crime and another out of fame, [Monahan has] ended up with more than he can chew for his first time in the director's chair.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Fionnuala Halligan
Screen International
February 10, 2011
London Boulevard is a curio at best.
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
November 10, 2011
Had the film stood still more often, its stylish gambit would have worked better.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Common Sense Media
January 30, 2012
This crime story smacks of all-too-familiar elements and is told with a blandly straightforward approach.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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
Eric Melin
Scene-Stealers.com
March 9, 2012
There are all kinds of weirdo supporting players and the requisite amount of bloody killing scenes, but it doesn't add up to much and London Boulevard just feels like its trying to hard to be edgy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2./4
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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
November 8, 2011
Monahan's debut has verve and charisma, but, in the end, the tension of a late-night pub shrug.
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
November 10, 2011
There is too much to be absorbed in too little time and not enough tissue connecting abbreviated, sometimes unnecessary subplots.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
November 11, 2011
A movie is more than dialogue and a soundtrack. And direction is a lot more than making sure all your favorite parts of your own script make it to the screen intact.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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
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.
Rex Roberts
Film Journal International
November 11, 2011
Screenwriter William Monahan trades in South Boston for South London, only to discover he forgot to pack his A to Z.
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
Stella Papamichael
Digital Spy
November 29, 2010
Essentially, London Boulevard is a long but not very winding road.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
November 29, 2010
Disappointing, badly written and jarringly acted crime drama that gets bogged down in too many sub-plots and winds up as a compendium of tedious gangster movie clichés.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Philip French
Guardian
November 29, 2010
This disastrous gangster film wastes an excellent British cast.
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