A Moderate Buzz from British Weed Gangsters

Guy Ritchie's return to British gangsters and hooligans is not the sizzle of previous efforts; but succeeds with standout performances. The Gentlemen is not in the league of Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels Snatch or the underestimated RocknRolla . An incredibly convoluted plot, coupled with forced execution, leads to an intermediate tale. Saving Grace is a motley team of memorable characters. The all-star cast chews the screen with wild enthusiasm. Ritchie gives his whole devilish latitude. They lead to laughter at the highlights that compensate for the meanderings of the film.

Matthew McConaughey plays the role of Mickey Pearson, a poor American who went to university in England and became his king of the "bush". No one knows how he grows, moves and literally sells tons of high quality cannabis. The skill, ferocity, Mickey's trusted lieutenant, Raymond (Charlie Hunnam), and the razor sharp wife (Michelle Dockery) made him the "lion" of a very jungle dangerous.

Mickey decides to call it a career and set off for the rich sunset. He has an American buyer (Jeremy Strong) lined up to buy his business for a staggering sum. Word of Mickey & # 39; s plans has its enemies ready to pounce. A repulsed tabloid publisher (Eddie Marsan) and the power-hungry Asian crime boss (Henry Golding) feel weak. They are looking for blood, but a shady reporter (Hugh Grant) senses an opportunity for blackmail. In the middle of the fray, a youth combat trainer (Colin Farrell) is just trying to keep his students out of trouble.

The Gentlemen has a complex plot with almost constant narration. Hugh Grant's character Fletcher reveals the various threads while discussing his blackmail pricing program with Raymond. What begins as somewhat intriguing turns into a crutch for bad storytelling. Guy Ritchie's script cannot intelligently assemble the pieces. He depends on Fletcher to explain the details to the public. Fletcher is hilariously slimy, but his drip-revelation becomes tiresome. Ritchie needed a better exposure tool, instead of a character explaining all angles.

Hugh Grant hasn't been this funny in ages. His homosexual jokes with Raymond of Charlie Hunnam provide the majority of the comic relief. Colin Farrell is also a stage thief as a coach. Her antics helping the students are funny and comforting. He understands where larceny life can lead. Revered British actors add real personality and necessary humor.

The Gentlemen The main characters are surprisingly jaded. Matthew McConaughey has a few moments of rage, but is otherwise commonplace. Michelle Dockery, the only female role in the sea of ​​machismo, is relegated to the standard damsel in distress. Ritchie makes the most of her supporting cast. He had to pay the same attention to his stars. McConaughey and Dockery could have been a spectacular gangster couple. They're not bad in these roles, but you want more.

The Gentlemen is full of this stylized film of which Guy Ritchie is known. There is no shortage of hammered music, rapid montages and elaborate chases. A few scenes temper the frenzy of focusing on the characters' jokes; which is of course responsible for explanations. The Gentlemen leaves much to be desired, especially compared to previous Ritchie films. But wins a recommendation with a slew of entertaining characters. The mockery of British upper class society is also a plus. Ritchie takes a hit at the heritage culture across the pond. The Gentlemen is a Miramax production distributed by STX Films.

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