Layer Cake ★★★

Heavy accents, gangster slang, and a ridiculously convoluted plot make watching Layer Cake a chore. Subtitles are a necessity. It tries too hard to be a Guy Ritchie film, and although it's never quite clever, funny, or stylish enough to compare with Snatch, it's still a fairly entertaining British crime movie. The main reason to see it is watch a lithe Daniel Craig step into the role of leading man. It's also ridiculous that the first time we see Tom Hardy he's wearing a mask.