Movie Plot – The Gentlemen: Guy Ritchie came up with a new film about an American expat, who tries to sell his Drugs empire. However, during the process, everything turns out south triggering plots, schemes, bribery, and blackmail.
Director: Guy Ritchie
Writers: Guy Ritchie, Ivan Atkinson, Marn Davies
Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Charlie Hunnam, Michelle Dockery, Jeremy Strong, Henry Golding, Colin Farrell, Lyne Renee, Hugh Grant
The Gentlemen marks Guy Ritchie return to the crime genre
For the first twenty minutes, I wasn’t sure if I was going to like this film as it was hard to follow. You really have to stay focussed on this one. Also, I would recommend subtitles if English isn’t your native language.
After that part, the movie becomes entertaining, and I felt gripped to its story. In the first place, a character Fletcher (Hugh Grant) tells us the story of the film, and there are some narrative moments. I have to say; I loved that approach. However, this also means this is his take on the story. As a matter of fact, he gives a Shakespearean vibe to it.
It’s important to realize that The Gentlemen is a film with a lot of dialogue. So, if you’re not for these kinds of movies, then I wouldn’t recommend it. Then again, a lot of people adore these and I’m one of them.
At the same time, there is humor and violent scenes. And sometimes, they are even mixed together. Like that one apartment scene.
What a great cast
Another reason why The Gentlemen is great is the casting. Hugh Grant, Matthew McConaughey, and Collin Farrell in one film!? That is just awesome.
I’m a fan of Matthew McConaughey. His performances in films like Interstellar of Christopher Nolan are undeniable. And let’s not forget to mention the Wolf of Wallstreet. And here, once more, he gives us an excellent performance.
Another one who is brilliant is Collin Farrell. He is by far the funniest of them all. In particular, the way he talks down to people, in the most respectable gangsta way.
Now, for the MVP of Guy Ritchie’s movie The Gentlemen. That is, without a doubt, Hugh Grant. He is so surprisingly good and unrecognizable. Who would have known this man could give us such a performance.
And, as an honorable mention, Charlie Hunnam is another excellent addition to this film. I had to check IMDB for his career because he was great, but I did not know him. He was in Pacific Rim, a movie I’ve seen but I kind off forgot about who was in it. After all, I’m just human.
Guy Ritchie filmed The Gentlemen is his own style
This film has style, and I’m not even talking about fancy suits. Above all, his directing style is so fun to watch.
I’m embarrassed to say that I’ve never seen “Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels” and “Snatch.” But if you have seen it, I heard it was filmed in the same style. The pacing moves fast, so does the dialogue. Furthermore, everything is flat out clever and more profound than you first realized.
On top of that, the conflict in The Gentlemen is multilayered, which results in an exciting, thrilling movie.
I would also recommend paying attention to the camerawork. Some shots were brilliantly taken. In other words, pay as much as attention you can to enjoy it to the fullest. Otherwise, you will miss out.
To summarize it all up, The Gentlemen is Guy Ritchie his new masterpiece. Sit back and enjoy two hours of a British crime drama, with lots of entertaining.
I hope ya’ll get a great time, lads!