London Boulevard Reviews

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March 4, 2019
I particularly enjoyed strong performances from David Thewlis as Charlotte's quirky caretaker Jordan, and Pushing Daisies' Anna Friel acting the hell out of her role as Mitchel's train wreck of a sister, Briony.
November 6, 2018
The best remedy for films like London Boulevard is pure denial. If you don't go and see it, don't do it the courtesy of talking about it -- then it doesn't exist.
April 5, 2015
Monahan's debut feels like it's missing some connective tissue, but it still manages to standout from the herd.
July 16, 2012
As gangster thrillers go, this one is a ripper. William Monahan, Oscar-winning screenwriter for The Departed (2006) has adapted Ken Bruen's book in great style and directs his top cast adroitly
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.
January 30, 2012
This crime story smacks of all-too-familiar elements and is told with a blandly straightforward approach.
January 27, 2012
London Boulevard is a mess, a fascinating, exhilarating, infuriating, emotional, tragic and euphoric mess, but still a mess all the same.
December 3, 2011
Colin Farrell and Keira Knightley make a dynamite pairing.
November 22, 2011
A stylish if familiar tale of a man hopelessly entangled in his past.
November 11, 2011
Screenwriter William Monahan trades in South Boston for South London, only to discover he forgot to pack his A to Z.
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.
November 11, 2011
It doesn't really hang together, not really. But when a picture is this sleek and pleasurable, why complain?
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.
November 11, 2011
Monahan's trademark tart dialogue is as strong as ever, and Farrell and Winstone make for a formidable pair of opponents.
November 10, 2011
There is too much to be absorbed in too little time and not enough tissue connecting abbreviated, sometimes unnecessary subplots.
November 10, 2011
The confidence of London Boulevard never tips into cockiness. This is style with some intelligence behind it.
November 10, 2011
Had the film stood still more often, its stylish gambit would have worked better.
November 10, 2011
Knightley does an adequate job and fans of Farrell, while they might admire his performance, will probably be disappointed with the overall film.
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 clichs.
November 9, 2011
Flawed but impressively executed, the movie has a distinct reverberation that holds the formula together, making the mean business of unlawful behavior convincing in the face of absolute predictability.
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