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A Very British Gangster Reviews

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Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic
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A Very British Gangster proves yet again that one great asset of film is vicarious participation in crime.

Full Review Source: The New Republic

August 11, 2008
Chris Barsanti

blunt, charged

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3.5/5

July 25, 2008
David Noh
Film Journal International

MacIntyre's heavy, heavy hand fudges it.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

July 24, 2008
Edward Douglas

A fairly inconsistent effort assembled in a slipshod manner that doesn't do much to help one understand where this British gangster is coming from.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 6/10

July 20, 2008
Andrew O'Hehir
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Investigative journalist Donal MacIntyre's film is fairly standard British TV product, closer to a glorified 60 Minutes segment then to cinematic art. But never mind -- its subject is, as he might say, feckin' amazing.

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July 18, 2008
Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide

It's all eminently watchable, but feels more like the run up to a larky crime picture like Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels than a serious documentary.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 2/4

July 18, 2008
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
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'Manchester is where I was born, where I live, and where I'll die,' announces Dominic Noonan at the start of Donal MacIntyre's gripping documentary.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 4/5

July 18, 2008
Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
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A Very British Gangster plays less like a documentary than an E! exposť of lowlife skulduggery.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3/5

July 18, 2008
Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times
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If Tony Soprano had a cheekier, less haunted, openly gay British counterpart, it would be Dominic Noonan, the Manchester crime boss profiled in the stylish and compelling A Very British Gangster.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 4/5

July 18, 2008
Anna King
Time Out New York
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More Hot Fuzz than Reservoir Dogs.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 3/6

July 16, 2008
Julia Wallace
Village Voice
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It would have been nice to hear a small something about Noonan's very British victims.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

July 16, 2008
Andrew Schenker
Slant Magazine

Takes great pains to tart up its mildly intriguing subject matter.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 2/4

July 13, 2008
Prairie Miller

Though hard to swallow much of this slanted overview, it goes down easy due to Noonan's charismatic force of personality, however unpleasant. But it's less about insight into the gangsta life, than a glimpse into a thug's action hero fantasy world.

Full Review Source: NewsBlaze

July 9, 2008
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

It's easy to forget this is a documentary. The central character wouldn't seem out of place in almost any British crime drama--he'd actually liven most of them up.

Full Review Source: Shadows on the Wall | Original Score: 4/5

December 12, 2007


A grimly fascinating look at an unsavoury character.

Full Review Source: thelondonpaper | Original Score: 3/5

December 7, 2007
David Gritten
Daily Telegraph

A Very British Gangster, his portrait of Manchester crime boss Dominic Noonan, raises awkward questions about his methods, as well as the question of whether "documentary" is even the right word.

Full Review Source: Daily Telegraph

December 7, 2007
Xan Brooks

As ever, you sense that MacIntyre is half-seduced by the hard-man lifestyle, flattered to be included and content to peddle excitable gangland tourism in the guise of a criminal expose.

Full Review Source: Guardian | Original Score: 2/5

December 7, 2007
James Christopher
Times [UK]

A deeply unnerving exposť.

Full Review Source: Times [UK] | Original Score: 4/5

December 7, 2007
Pete Vonder Haar
Film Threat

A fascinating portrayal of a surprisingly complex individual and the major part loyalty and family play in his life.

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 4/5

February 3, 2007
Jonathan W. Hickman
Entertainment Insiders

At times, MacIntyre's narrative abilities in making the Manchester gangster life-style appear glamorous makes you question how much of the film is real, but when you get down to it, the reality here is between the lines.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Insiders | Original Score: 3.5/4

January 27, 2007
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