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Not every criminal wants to be one.
A parolee battles a gangster for the affections of a reclusive movie star.
There have been many London set gangster films in the last few years, mostly off the back of Guy Ritchie's success and his often illuminating insight into the unseen side of the London Underworld. Most have been pretty awful and attempt to copy either his style or the colorful language, but every now and again the genre gets something just that little bit better.
London Boulevard is an intelligently written and thoroughly compelling gangster film with some nice directorial flourishes from first timer William Monahan. Featuring a mercurial turn from Colin Farrell as a gangster recently released from prison, this film is elevated by a strong cast and a soundtrack that definitely suits the film's aesthetic. Farrell's Mitchell has been…
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The direction is solid, the performances great and the cast is ridiculously talented with the likes of Colin Farrell, Keira Knightley, Ray Winstone, David Thewlis, ect, ect... the list just goes on and on. The problem is that there is nothing here we haven't seen before.
The film's biggest sin is probably it's ending that you can spot a mile away when it's set up early on. It's an ending that's…
After the job he done on "The Departed" William Monaghan was hot shit. His screen-writing duties for Mr Scorsese was the trick that finally convinced the Academy that our Marty deserved his place on a role of honour he should have been on twenty years previously.
This directorial debut for Wiliiam Monaghan who doubled up with the screenplay was greeted with a little disdain by critics unimpressed with his London set thriller. The wolves I think unfairly circled on Keira Knightley's less than enamouring performance as an emotionally disturbed actress with heavy baggage. For once she ain't great. As a thriller it does have some great performances, especially from Colin "fecking" Farrell who looks almost as good in a suit…
Film 91 of "The December Project" 2012
I've had my eye on this for a few months now. I like Farrell and Winstone a lot, they are some of my favorite actors from across the pond, and I'm madly in love with Keira Knightly, so at worst I would just dislike it.
The film as a whole was pretty good, I wouldn't hand an Oscar to it but the story was very appealing to me, and I thought the performances from Winstone and Farrell were very good. The main problem I had with this was the soundtrack. I liked a bunch of the tunes, but they played a few songs way too many times and sometimes I felt…
what an awful movie
Colin Farrell is great! I thought this movie was really a pretty solid movie to watch. Shoulda known how it was going to be when I saw Will Monahan directed it, and it's just brilliant! I'm really starting to enjoy these dark sort of films and really want to watch more similar to this. Keira Knightley is just gorgeous in this as well. Not much else to say other than this was a completely enjoyable film to watch without a doubt.
what an awful movie
England can't make movies sorry
A gangster movie that lacks a degree of grit and thrill, but more than makes up with expletives from a cockney stereotype Winstone. Along with the expletive laden Winstone, the rest of the cast kind of goes through the motions, none putting in a bad performance, but not exactly stretching themselves.
The epitome of this, is Knightley, it really could have been any actress playing the role. The chemistry between herself and Farrell seems a bit forced, and doesn't really evolve, more than happen. Farrell is adequate, but considering a certain other gangster film he appears in, I was a bit disappointed.
Entertaining enough, with a reasonable soundtrack and some good scenes, but just lacking in a bit of enthusiasm. I did enjoy the alcoholic Friel wearing very little though.
Although easy to see how on paper the idea might have worked, other than a good soundtrack and an interesting sidekick character, this movie does not offer much, largely because it tries to be too many things at once and ends up being none, neither a smart commentary on celebrity culture nor a tale of redemption and personal growth, and certainly not a satisfying revenge movie
It's lackluster Sometimes, yes
However like Winters tale this movie is carried by the charisma of the lead
oh and Thewlis steals scenes
While the chemistry between Farrell and Knightley is the least enjoyable part of this mob flick, Farrell is certainly a joy to watch, proving his worth where its doubted and making me wish he'd play a paid assassin someday because it suits him well.
Some great performances here, especially Thewlis. Terrific moments but, ultimately, things don't quite hang together quite as well as it should. The soundtrack harks back to better British gangster flicks of the sixties. Stylishly shot, London looks great. Enjoyable but flawed.
DAT KASABIAN SOUNDTRACK <3
Esse filme estava há meses mofando na minha lista do Netflix. Devia ter continuado lá. Na verdade, devia ter saído sem eu ter visto. Péssimo, com vários personagens chatos e sem sentido. Filme sem ritmo e lógica. Em resumo: um erro.