In a world of drugs and intrigue – no one really is innocent. Or are they? When a reporter shows up at the home of a drug lord’s second in command with a wild story – he’s out for only one thing – a cut of the money, or he’ll take the story to the paper. But is his story is so far fetched, or is it?
The Gentlemen takes viewers on a ride through the darker side by telling the story that is filled with misdirection, death, cussing and violence. While it easily sets itself up as a moral story, that definitely isn’t how the movie ends up.
Everyone knows the way to a man’s heart is through his wife.Fletcher
The latest release that was written, directed and produced by Guy Ritchie, the movie has his touches all throughout it. From small little bits like beer pulls with his company name on it and artistic transitions and shots throughout the movie, it has his name figuratively and literally all over it. This gives the movie a unique feeling and catches your attention as you watch the movie.
George, If I can get to you in your own kitchen I can get to you anywhere.Mickey
With a star studded cast, The Gentlemen will draw in a large audience. And while the trailer does show some violence and a hint at what the movie is like, it leaves out some things that may be problematic. You expect some swearing and violence but there are some deaths that could only be described as – interesting. Cursing is there as expected but mixed with racial slurs throughout the movie.
The story over all is compelling and is one that keeps your interest. I didn’t find myself checking my watch to see how much left in the movie – which is actually very rare lately. The fact the story is told as a narrative gives it a different feeling and one that will make you wonder what actually happened and what could have been an elaboration.
One of the stand out things from the movie was the fact that a lot of the actors are in roles that you wouldn’t normally expect them in. This may be one of the least Hugh Grant roles we’ve ever seen him in, and Henry Golding plays the perfect bad guy – and it’s refreshing to see him in a non-romantic lead role right now. This juxtaposition of the actors in roles you wouldn’t expect with the story telling will keep you entertained throughout the whole movie. Expect to be laugh, be shocked and with the exception of one scene that is reminiscent of Black Mirror – the original story will be one that you will enjoy.
About The Gentleman
From writer/director Guy Ritchie comes THE GENTLEMEN, a star-studded sophisticated action comedy. THE GENTLEMEN follows American expat Mickey Pearson (Matthew McConaughey) who built a highly profitable marijuana empire in London. When word gets out that he’s looking to cash out of the business forever it triggers plots, schemes, bribery and blackmail in an attempt to steal his domain out from under him. Starring Matthew McConaughey, Charlie Hunnam, Henry Golding, Michelle Dockery, Jeremy Strong, Eddie Marsan, Colin Farrell, and Hugh Grant. Directed by Guy Ritchie. (STX ENTERTAINMENT)
This film is rated R.