The Guvnors

2014

The Guvnors

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38%

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33%

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This film is both love letter and hate mail to the alpha male. This story's alpha is Mitch who lives buried in suburban London, having turned his back on his previous life of casual violence and intimidation as part of a legendary South East London firm. In the modern day he's the doyen of respectability and quiet confidence. This film holds a mirror up to Mitch and shows him his inner monster once again, buried deep in both DNA and psyche, desperate to break out and wreak havoc.

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Critic Reviews for The Guvnors

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (2)

  • It pushes the dubious idea that old-school London thugs are a proper bunch of diamond geezers - though if you mess wiv 'em, they will do ya.

    Aug 29, 2014 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • Every other scene veers towards the usual rucking, and Sylvester does so much aggressive sniffing you want to hand him a hankie.

    Aug 28, 2014 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

    Mike McCahill

    Guardian
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  • It's all mildly amusing up to a point, but The Guvnors does unfortunately begin to take itself more seriously than it probably should as things get darker and lives are put in jeopardy.

    Apr 2, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • A cliched, formulaic piece of cinema.

    Aug 29, 2014 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • It shades into corniness and contrived plot twists, but the film generally does a good job of breathing life back into a well-worn genre.

    Aug 29, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Not as bad as Nick Love but still a largely knuckle-headed early-'90s throwback that stretches credibility with its punch-first, think-later ethos.

    Aug 18, 2014 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

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