- Runtime: 1 hour 53 Mins
- Release Date: 24th January 2020 (United States)
Michael Pearson, an American ex-pat, attempts to sell his well-established marijuana empire in England. The attempt to sell his business triggers a chain of events leading to schemes, bribery and blackmail in an attempt to steal his empire.
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Directed by: Guy Richie
Written by: Guy Richie, Ivan Atkinson & Marn Davies
Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Charlie Hunnam & Hugh Grant
|Matthew McConaughey||Michael Pearson|
|Michelle Dockery||Rosalind Pearson|
|Henry Golding||Dry Eye|
|Tom Wu||Lord George|
|Simon R. Barker||Frazier (as Simon Barker)|
|Eddie Marsan||Big Dave|
|Lily Frazer||Lisa the Mechanic|
|Gershwyn Eustache Jnr||Roger|
|Samuel West||Lord Pressfield|
|Geraldine Somerville||Lady Pressfield|
|Eliot Sumner||Laura Pressfield|
|Tom Rhys Harries||Power Noel|
|George Asprey||Lord Snowball|
|Guy List||Security Guard Guy|
|Marvin Campbell||Security Guard Marv|
Security Guard Frank (as Will MacKay)
|Matt Sherren||Security Guard John|
|Jason Hunjan||Security Guard Tezza|
|Maurice Lee||Security Guard Mo|
|Togo Igawa||Wang Yong|
|Jack O'Connor||Youth 1|
|McKell David||Youth 2|
|Isaiah Zev||Youth 3|
|Tom Lambert||Young Mickey|
|Andy Cheung||Chinese Waiter|
|Mark Rathbone||Aslan's Father|
|Ned Campbell||Dope Buyer|
|Andrew Greenough||Movie Producer|
What to expect from this film?
This is one of Guy Richie's finest pieces of work. In his typical fashion, the film is witty, fast-paced, and very cleverly put together all around.
It is simply one of those movies where you don't have to guess what's going to happen, you just simply take a seat and enjoy the ride. Brilliant performances throughout the film the main cast just bouncing off each other and delivering the dialect brilliantly that just keeps you glued to the screen.
If I was forced to pick a favourite performer from this, personally I would have to pick Hugh Grant. His character, snivelling as he is, is funny, quick and conniving and Grant just brings it to life. It was also, for me anyway, a role that I wouldn't have associated with Hugh Grant, so it was just a pleasant surprise.
I don't want to give any of the plot away, because if you haven't seen it, you just have to watch it, drinks and snacks at the ready, but basically it's a rollercoaster, there's enough going on to expect the unexpected but not too much that dilutes the overall arch.
If you are a fan of Guy Richie's other works such as Snatch and Lock Stock this is definitely one for you.
My personal review of this film is a solid score of 4.5/5