The Gentlemen Reviews

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February 20, 2020
Parts of The Gentlemen are fun and zippy, classic Ritchie hyper-kinetic hijinks and crime comedy. But a lot of The Gentlemen is gross, reductive, xenophobic, and racist as hell.
February 7, 2020
Fun-ish, given Ritchie's sense of "fun" includes some genially anti-social elements that just kind of squat there being unpleasant.
February 6, 2020
For all its energy and vulgarity, The Gentlemen is a slog, a tedious and unnecessarily unpleasant tour of ground that Ritchie's already covered.
February 5, 2020
Ritchie's problem is that he has about a pint of movie sloshing around in a gallon jug. All the sidebars and word-bandying among the all-male cast don't expand upon this story satisfactorily.
January 31, 2020
The Gentlemen is a facsimile, multiple times over. It has all the elements of a Guy Ritchie movie (star-studded cast, a token American, casual racism, sporadic bursts of violence), but it doesn't reach the heights of his best work.
January 30, 2020
Guy Ritchie goes full reactionary in the outdated and uninteresting The Gentlemen, a boring slog of racist caricatures masquerading as style.
January 29, 2020
It's not that Ritchie's film doesn't have some zip... But the movie time and time again exalts the gallantry of its gentlemen heroes at the expense of those unlike them. It gives this glass of Gritchie's English Lore a bitter taste.
January 28, 2020
For every top notch set-piece comes two or three moments of misguided exposition dumping that lean on lazy jokes and verbose dialogue to screech any momentum gained to a halt.
January 27, 2020
Aren't we very weary of seeing mobsters playing in the weeds? Enough.
January 27, 2020
Where "The Gentlemen" begins to stumble is in its maze of a plot, which can get so convoluted, and so crammed with names that simply following what's supposed to be happening becomes a chore.
January 27, 2020
Ritchie's The Gentlemen proves he might be best served by walking away from the crime genre entirely.
January 26, 2020
Dry Eye is little more than an ambulatory sneer, and serves as the primary focus for the script's throwaway racism.
January 25, 2020
This crass, witless, and unpleasant attempt at comedy showcases Ritchie's lack of sense and taste. As two characters agree after looking at the bestiality video, "You can't unsee it." But one does not have to look at it in the first place.
January 25, 2020
... has style and attitude to spare, yet struggles to sustain its comic momentum or generate sufficient intrigue amid its whirlwind of quirks.
January 25, 2020
Guy Ritchie has an obvious love for this genre. But with a stellar cast who arrived on set ready-to-play, it's a shame this recycled script settles for clever over consistent far too often.
January 25, 2020
Sure, I like this movie. I've liked it every time [Guy Ritchie] has made it. He's been making it for 25 years... For me, it's all starting to wear a little thin.
January 24, 2020
The Gentlemen already feels dated, even anachronous, particularly in these woke times.
January 24, 2020
[Grant's] top value and way better than the film deserves: that is class, and given how he almost redeems the film, you can't begrudge Ritchie the luxury.
January 24, 2020
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch remain fun, but they're products of their time, and Ritchie doesn't seem to have grown as a director beyond having more money and bigger stars at his disposal.
Top Critic
January 24, 2020
Written with empty-headed desperation and directed with minimal imagination by Guy Ritchie, one of the most incompetent filmmakers of the century.
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