I don’t even know where to start…
The Gentlemen is Guy Ritchie at his best. There is plenty of foul language, the dialogue is perfectly written for his cast and there are action scenes that are unique to Ritchie’s style.
The story is a bit hard to follow at first because of how disjointed the narrative is. There were too many players in this game and I wish their characters were developed a bit more, in order to understand who they were. The story needed a bit more work, I felt there wasn’t enough flow from scene to scene. I got lost in trying to figure out why a character was needed at certain moments throughout, rather than focusing on the scene unfolding in front of me. The action was great but it also wasn’t enough for a Ritchie film, so I was left unsatisfied in that department.
The best part of the the film was the dialogue for each character, the cast was excellent and really delivered particular lines quite well. The STAR of this film was definitely Hugh Grant. I’ve always been neutral towards him as an actor but after watching this, I’ve found a new appreciation for him because he was hilarious. Grant’s chemistry with Charlie Hunnam carried the first half of this film and they were both great.
Then when Colin Farrell came on screen, he OWNED it. Every scene he wasn’t in was a personal attack against me. I wish Henry Golding had a bit more to do, his character had potential and I wanted so much more for him. Lastly Jeremy Strong and Matthew McConaughey kind of flew under the radar, they had strong performances and their chemistry was solid but it wasn’t enough.
@ Guy Ritchie, we need ya for Sherlock Holmes 3 bruv… thanks.