RocknRolla Reviews

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October 21, 2014
So this is Guy Ritchie's big comeback? Huh.
December 17, 2010
It's all about the set-up and not the actual payoff.
August 1, 2009
An over-long mish-mash of scarcely linked sub-plots...
July 3, 2009
'RocknRolla' takes more left turns than imaginable. It might make sense in the mind of Guy Ritchie, but to the rest of the universe, I can not imagine the film will translate.
January 28, 2009
Some movies go off on tangents. This movie is nothing but tangents.
November 14, 2008
A patchwork of set pieces, held together by a hip soundtrack.
November 14, 2008
As a gangster named One Two, Gerard Butler is suitably rough around all his edges.
November 7, 2008
...the same tatty old tricks jumbled around to make them look fresh.
November 7, 2008
RocknRolla feels as if Ritchie is imitating his favourite director here, and that director is Guy Ritchie.
November 7, 2008
For a while you go along for the ride. But as the film progresses it becomes increasingly unwieldy.
November 3, 2008
It does contain exactly two memorable scenes...but the rest of RocknRolla is one identical scene after another where one guy tries to out badass the other guy.
November 1, 2008
RocknRolla is pure Guy Ritchie. All style and not even a pretense of substance.
October 31, 2008
Ritchie, who shoots and cuts everything in RocknRolla like an ad for a particularly greasy brand of fragrance for men, delivers the beatings and killings in his trademark atmosphere of morally weightless flash.
October 31, 2008
RocknRolla never feels like it's building to anything, and when we get to the end, we discover it wasn't, in fact, building to anything.
October 31, 2008
It's wincingly dated, playing like a Cockney remake of Pulp Fiction, with no new ideas and so cartoonish in style that it's difficult to emotionally connect with anything that's going on.
October 31, 2008
As in other Ritchie films, RocknRolla attempts to depict a world of ever-expanding chaos. But the chaos is only in the way the story is told. The actual vision Ritchie offers is pedestrian and tame.
October 31, 2008
For all its hipster posturing, fast cutting, and camera tricks, this tale of chicanery is peculiarly arid and brittle, without a single character worth caring about.
October 31, 2008
Ritchie the director may have returned to form, but Ritchie the writer is still an amorphous mess.
October 31, 2008
The words are catchy and the beat keeps you awake, though all of it quickly fades.
October 31, 2008
It seems that 'two smoking barrels' was more than enough. Three is pushing it. Or, as the newly-separated spouse Madonna may have said, 'Enough already.'
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