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London Boulevard Reviews

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December 4, 2016
London Boulevard is an okay film. It is about an ex-con with a reputation tries to go straight by working as a handy man for a reclusive actress. Keira Knightley and Colin Farrell give decent performances. The screenplay is a little slow in places. William Monahan did an alright job directing this movie. I liked this motion picture because of the drama.
October 29, 2016
I'm not sure if "London Boulevard" is trying to be a gangster flick or a satire of one, but, whichever, it's a horribly misguided and superficial directorial debut from William Monahan, screenwriter of Martin Scorsese's far superior "The Departed."
½ July 11, 2016
An entertaining watch but too much dialogue lost in mumbling to be able to follow its convoluted plot.
September 4, 2015
The ratings from either side of the rotten tomato audience are not great.
I like the trailer. Colin Farrell looks handsome as before. His London accent is great. I think I would enjoy the movie.
August 29, 2015
WOW......WOW.....WOW.....SO SO SO SO SO BAD......MAN THIS IS SUCH AN AWFUL MESSY MESSY MOVIE 2 WATCH, IT IS SO SO SO SO DREADFUL, IT IS SUCH AN AWFUL MOVIE 2 WATCH, IT IS SO SO SO AWFUL MOVIE 2 WATCH, IT IS SO SO SO DREADFUL, IT IS SO SO SO DREADFUL, IT IS SUCH AN AWFUL MOVIE 2 WATCH IT IS SUCH AN AWFUL MESSY MOVIE 2 WATCH.......WARNING THIS MOVIE CONTAINS STROBE LIGHTNING EFFECTS THROUGHOUT THIS MOVIE......MAN THIS IS SUCH AN AWFUL MOVIE 2 WATCH, IT IS SUCH AN AWFUL MESSY MOVIE 2 WATCH, IT IS SUCH AN AWFUL MOVIE 2 WATCH, IT IS SUCH A BAD MOVIE 2 WATCH, JUST AVOID THIS MOVIE AT ALL IT IS SUCH A BAD MOVIE 2 WATCH, JUST AVOID THIS MOVIE AT ALL COSTS IT IS THAT BAD.....JUST DO NOT WATCH THIS MOVIE IT IS SO AWFUL.......ITS GOT A GOOD SOUNDTRACK THROUGHOUT THIS MOVIE.....BUT MAN THIS MOVIE IS SO SO SO AWFUL 2 WATCH....
½ June 12, 2015
This British gangster film, brimful with the usual cliches, was the directorial debut of William Monahan (the Oscar-winning screenwriter of The Departed), who seems to be trying to ape Martin Scorsese's style with this lame effort.
Colin Farrell plays a former gangster, fresh from a spell in Pentonville prison for GBH, who finds himself torn between two employment opportunities within a day of walking free.
The first is to become a debt collector for Ray Winstone's firm, whilst the other is to do some handyman work for a reclusive actress (Knightley) who doesn't like being snapped by the paparazzi following the breakdown of her marriage.
Farrell makes his choice, but, of course, it's never that easy to go straight.
The script is very messy, possibly not helped by some terrible editing which leaves you wondering who certain characters are or what purpose they deliver to the story (the doctor, the vagrant, some random Bosnian). Even the 'romance' between Farrell & Knightley seems wedged in like a jigsaw puzzle piece which simply doesn't fit.
Though the cast is promising, the performances aren't the best. Farrell's London accent wavers, Winstone merely drops the C-bomb a lot and Knightley is completely unconvincing & miscast. Everyone else is underused or unnecessary, aside from David Thewlis as a pot-smoking thespian, though again, his character is totally underwritten.
The biggest insult is that this film attempts to parallel itself with Billy Wilder's classic, Sunset Boulevard. A total mess of an effort which deservedly flopped at the box office.
½ May 25, 2015
William Monahan's directorial debut is loaded with style. But while it all looks great - it fails to engage and ever feel believable.
April 12, 2015
Didn't have much in the way of expectations but was pleasantly surprised all the same.
½ February 26, 2015
LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS FILM. The critics are wrong.
½ February 22, 2015
Decent Gangster Picture....
½ February 21, 2015
This film is truly awful. Badly acted, Hollyoaks level direction, not even Hollyoaks level editing, but worst of all the script. Lets start with the 'star'. Colin Farrell's cockney accent sounds more South African. Was the director to scared to tell him its sounded wrong? The script feels like its written by a white supremacist who's never actually been to London, and thinks its still like it was in the 60's. So Farrell gets a job looking after a poor millionaire film star who doesn't like being snapped by the paps. Well boo-hoo. How are you supposed to give a toss about that? Ray Winstone says the 'C' word a lot. Wow. How edgy. Anyway, you get the idea. This film makes a Guy Ritchie film look like a masterclass in filmmaking.
½ January 21, 2015
El final y la actuación de Colin Farrell
December 17, 2014
A very weird movie, too scattered, too dark and too depressing for me to like it...
November 17, 2014
Couldn't follow it, had to turn it off since it no longer kept my attention.
½ August 26, 2014
Truly, very mysterious film! In the end I found it somewhat incomprehensible! Although, I like almost all its soundtracks!!!
August 23, 2014
El final y la actuación de Colin Farrell
½ May 25, 2014
With a brilliant soundtrack and a great cast I was expecting something better than this. It was enjoyable enough but it lacked tension, some of the sub-plots didn't really seem to flow and the ending will leave you feeling very dissatisfied although saying that, it was probably a more realistic ending.
March 26, 2014
Great Movie, Loved it!
January 28, 2014
I like Colin Farrell, but this movie sucked pure and simple.
January 24, 2014
For being written by the same guy who wrote The Departed you'd expect it to be a more focused effort. Too slow in the first half and a second half not good enough to redeem the first. Colin Farrell's character is wasted in this one.
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