RocknRolla (2008) - Rotten Tomatoes


RocknRolla (2008)



Critic Consensus: Mixed reviews for Guy Ritchie's return to his London-based cockney wideboy gangster movie roots, but most agree, it's a step in the right direction following two major turkeys.

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Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels director Guy Ritchie heads back to the London underworld for this hyperkinetic crime comedy concerning a shady land deal that leaves every schemer in the city determined to get rich or die trying. When a Russian mobster orchestrates a lucrative real estate scam, every criminal in London wants a piece of the action. Greed is the universal language, and everyone from unrelenting crime boss Lenny Cole (Tom Wilkinson) to street-smart criminal One Two (Gerard Butler), corrupt accountant Stella (Thandie Newton), and unpredictable punk rocker Johnny Quid (Toby Kebbell) seem to speak it fluently. As the bullets start to fly and the double crosses multiply, there's no telling who will walk away with the fortune after the gun smoke has cleared. Jeremy Piven, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, and Quantum of Solace Bond girl Gemma Arterton co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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Tom Wilkinson
as Lennie Cole
Idris Elba
as Mumbels
Tom Hardy
as Handsome Bob
Toby Kebbell
as Johnny Quid
Jimi Mistry
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Critic Reviews for RocknRolla

All Critics (147) | Top Critics (56)

This is a wonderful movie.

November 10, 2008

Guns, gangsters, and Richie's unique style and tone make his latest picture just plain fun.

November 10, 2008 | Full Review…

RocknRolla feels as if Ritchie is imitating his favourite director here, and that director is Guy Ritchie.

November 7, 2008 | Full Review…

For a while you go along for the ride. But as the film progresses it becomes increasingly unwieldy.

November 7, 2008 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

Ritchie, who shoots and cuts everything in RocknRolla like an ad for a particularly greasy brand of fragrance for men, delivers the beatings and killings in his trademark atmosphere of morally weightless flash.

October 31, 2008 | Rating: 1.5/4

Style is what RocknRolla is all about. And it has it in spades, from the cockney Pulp Fiction dialogue to the music-video editing of the rambling narrative.

October 31, 2008 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for RocknRolla


Some words to describe RocknRolla would be fun, dramedy, and raw. The story has a typical Guy Ritchie feel and proves that he can still make solid gangster films. Don't look at the RT percentage for this film because its definitely a positive and critics are fools for criticizing it.

paul oh
paul oh

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Loved the cinematography and Guy Ritchie's quirky but excellent direction. A lot of fun.

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Like some of Guy Ritchie's other films, as well as some of the films of Robert Rodriguez, this is a twisted and convoluted mess...but it's a hell of a lot of fun, and damn entertaining. I liked it more than I thought I would, so that's a good thing, but still, it's nothing really more than a slick and wild B Movie. There's nothing wrong with that though...unless you want more. I didn't, so I'm happy. I'm not a Ritchie fanboy, but this fits somewhere in the middle, I'd say. Despite it's flaws, it's still pretty fun and enjoyable.

Chris Weber
Chris Weber

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