London Boulevard Reviews

November 22, 2011
A stylish if familiar tale of a man hopelessly entangled in his past.
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
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
Had the film stood still more often, its stylish gambit would have worked better.
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 8, 2011
Close this street down.
November 8, 2011
Monahan's debut has verve and charisma, but, in the end, the tension of a late-night pub shrug.
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.
November 30, 2010
Hard-boiled crime yarn with Irish wit, colorful characters and considerable style.
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.
November 29, 2010
This disastrous gangster film wastes an excellent British cast.
November 29, 2010
As a pastiche of so many previous gangster movies, it's lazily enjoyable. But it doesn't repay any thought.