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When a seemingly straight-forward drug deal goes awry, XXXX has to break his die-hard rules and turn up the heat, not only to outwit the old regime and come out on top, but to save his own skin...
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Matthew Vaughn has a superb track record as far as I'm concerned. And with Layer Cake he has done something quite extraordinary. He has made a gangster movie I enjoyed a lot. And that just doesn't happen very often.
Guy Ritchie headed the renaissance of the British gangster film with Lock, Stock and two smoking barrels. He gave the genre a face and that's it. While that style was interesting in the beginning, it was just that, there was not much else to it. Copied in many other films (most often in Richie's own), to me it quickly became repetitive and boring. My mistake, which turned out to be a blessing…
Matthew Vaughn is not a name that comes to our mind when we are arguing about the best contemporary directors, but that should change, immediately. After Bruges, I spent two nights in the Dutch city of Amesterdam, so I thought I should watch a film that had that city as its background and Layer Cake seemed to be the best option of the small range of choices, even though it didn't really show the city that much because the film was not even located in Netherlands, but in England. I actually liked the film, but my experience with it was strange, to say the least.
Layer Cake is one of the most acclaimed British crime films, a "genre" that hardly…
Easter Sunday saw the family go out for a lovely lunch and after a few beers and a nap it was time to sit down last night to consider the movie watching treat for the night. My wife however had one of those looks on her face that suggested it was Daniel Craig or nothing and as she perused the Blu Ray shelves, I feared it would be Skyfall for the 100th time.
Layer Cake as everyone knows is the Mathew Vaughn directed gangster flick that cemented Daniel Craig as a bona fide star. It has some great performances among a cast with some real class and although it does have a slight nudge and a wink towards Guy Ritchie's…
It's a shame that Matthew Vaughn hasn't directed anything since this, his debut, that has even slightly interested me because on the basis of this, I'm sure the films he has made are probably very good. Layer Cake certainly was.
The British gangster movie genre is one that quickly became derided after the release of Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels, and with some justification. It has given way to a raft of truly dreadful films, all trying to ape the success of Guy Ritchie's breakout film. How bizarre it is, then, that it took one of his collaborators on Lock, Stock And Two Smoking…
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Twenty minutes into Layer Cake, there's a magic moment when some hyper, moustachioed muppet is jabbering in Daniel Craig's ear, talking about the Duke, slobsome shell-suit wearer extraordinaire: “Charisma, he's fuckin' got it...you can't deny it...” Craig sits still and pinstriped, silently ruling the space with his arm stretched along the back of the sofa, gazing straight at the camera with those blue crystal eyes. We know the director means those words about Craig, and, yes, this guy looks like the next fucking Bond alright.
He is the guy who can sort it all out. At every blasted Murphy's law twist of the plot, for a few minutes he's exactly fazed enough to be…
Matthew Vaughn's Layer Cake helped cement Daniel Craig as a proper leading man after some useful support roles in the likes of Road To Perdition and Elizabeth. Showing a style that would obviously attract attention from Barbara Broccoli, his performance here probably nailed the 007 role.
British crime films had been dominated by Guy Ritchie's gangster films in the late nineties and early noughties. Vaughn however would provide us with some proper villains and a cleverly complex plot that came together due to a sharp script and some impressive casting. Backing up Craig were British stalwarts Kenneth Cranham and Michael Gambon as well as familiar faces Colm Meaney and George Harris. There were good names further down the pecking order…
Mathew Vaughn will always be one of my favorite directors, mostly because he fixed X men and gave me this movie.
(But like, this movie is so 00Q that I can’t handle it sometimes.)
And what I like about it is that it almost seems like a response to Fight Club in the sense that this main character is very anti-rebellion for rebellion’s sake. He’s very orderly, he’s respectful to people who are above him, and he doesn’t lash out when frustrated. But at the same time, he’s also fighting to further himself in his own world.
One of my favorite quotes from the movie, and one that pretty clearly shows the main character’s stance: “It’s only very, very stupid…
With a decent cast, a completely ludicrous plot and some snappy dialogue this is a quality Brit flick that does it on so many levels.
However, this has got to be up there with one of the most intricate 'mousetrap' films of all time.
Someone tell me Daniel Craig character name please????
My name, if you knew that you would be as clever as me.
It's like Daniel Craig wrote Matthew Vaughn a letter asking for the most expensive 007 audition tape ever.
Pretty cool and fun brit-crime thriller. Similar to Guy Ritchie's stuff except I could more easily understand the dialogue and the plot was slightly less convoluted
guy ritchie was holding vaughn back
IMDb Ratings: 7.4
Why: one of best of Daniel Craig
Should: If you like heist/gangster movies
My Ratings: 9 - #Amazing
Music. The whole mystery feel. #DanielCraig.
Vaughn's first film? Sign me up.
Craig in a role he can show off his acting? yes please
Tom Hardy in a film? Oh baby.
This film should work, this should be a film I love, and while its good, especially for a directorial debut, it isn't typical Vaughn that I've now grown to love. Guy Ritchie produced this (Vaughn had previous produced a couple of his films as well) and I'd like to believe that his involvement is what caused it to be not as good. This feels like a Guy Ritchie film, not a Mathew Vaughn film. It is still a fun movie to watch, but it is probably Vaughn's worst.
Watching this one for the third time. Daniel Craig did a neat job and he gets rewarded with the "James bond" role.
Help me out with this one guys.
"It's Mission Impossible!" is the true peak of cinéma.