RocknRolla

2008

RocknRolla

Critics Consensus

Mixed reviews for Guy Ritchie's return to his London-based cockney wideboy gangster movie roots, but most agree, it's a step in the right direction following two major turkeys.

60%

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Reviews Counted: 147

71%
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User Ratings: 56,768

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Reviews Count: 0
Fresh: 0
Rotten: 0

AUDIENCE SCORE

71%
Average Rating: 3.6/5

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Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels director Guy Ritchie heads back to the London underworld for this hyperkinetic crime comedy concerning a shady land deal that leaves every schemer in the city determined to get rich or die trying. When a Russian mobster orchestrates a lucrative real estate scam, every criminal in London wants a piece of the action. Greed is the universal language, and everyone from unrelenting crime boss Lenny Cole (Tom Wilkinson) to street-smart criminal One Two (Gerard Butler), corrupt accountant Stella (Thandie Newton), and unpredictable punk rocker Johnny Quid (Toby Kebbell) seem to speak it fluently. As the bullets start to fly and the double crosses multiply, there's no telling who will walk away with the fortune after the gun smoke has cleared. Jeremy Piven, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, and Quantum of Solace Bond girl Gemma Arterton co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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½

Some words to describe RocknRolla would be fun, dramedy, and raw. The story has a typical Guy Ritchie feel and proves that he can still make solid gangster films. Don't look at the RT percentage for this film because its definitely a positive and critics are fools for criticizing it.

paul oh
paul oh

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½

Loved the cinematography and Guy Ritchie's quirky but excellent direction. A lot of fun.

Albert Kim
Albert Kim

Super Reviewer

½

Like some of Guy Ritchie's other films, as well as some of the films of Robert Rodriguez, this is a twisted and convoluted mess...but it's a hell of a lot of fun, and damn entertaining. I liked it more than I thought I would, so that's a good thing, but still, it's nothing really more than a slick and wild B Movie. There's nothing wrong with that though...unless you want more. I didn't, so I'm happy. I'm not a Ritchie fanboy, but this fits somewhere in the middle, I'd say. Despite it's flaws, it's still pretty fun and enjoyable.

Chris Weber
Chris Weber

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½

Being Guy Ritchie can't be easy. After the outstanding "Lock, stock and two smoking barrels" and "Snatch", people expect the same kind of films but no one likes repetition, of course. Ritchie tries to find the middle path here, repeating his trademarks like petty but lovable thieves against dangerous mobsters, MacGuffin devices and sudden outbursts of violence and humor. For the first half the recipe doesn't really get together here. The actors are good, especially Mark Strong (as always) and Tom Hardy, but there is not all that much happening. There also is a bit of an overload of characters. Turns out it's all just a set up for a pretty fun second half, including the best dance scene since "Pulp Fiction" and wonderfully cruel and hilarious Russian guys that just don't want to die (sound familiar?). In the end it's still an entertaining and satisfying experience but nowhere near en par with the films mentioned above. It can't be easy being Guy Ritchie.

Jens S.
Jens S.

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