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Layer Cake (2005)

Layer Cake

Overview


Genre

Thriller

Release Date

April 15, 2005

MPAA Rating

R

Duration

105 min.

Studio

Sony Pictures Classics

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Cast and Crew


Director

Matthew Vaughn

Producer

Matthew Vaughn, Adam Bohling, David Reid

Screenwriter

J.J. Connolly

Starring

Story


Based upon JJ Connelly's London crime novel, "Layer Cake" is about a successful cocaine dealer (Craig) who has earned a respected place among England's Mafia elite and plans an early retirement from the business. However, big boss Jimmy Price hands down a tough assignment: find Charlotte Ryder, the missing rich princess daughter of Jimmy's old pal Edward, a powerful construction business player and gossip papers socialite.

Complicating matters are two million pounds' worth of Grade A ecstasy, a brutal neo-Nazi sect and a whole series of double crossings. The title "Layer Cake" refers to the layers or levels the dealer has to go through as he painstakingly plots his own escape. What is revealed is a modern underworld where the rules have changed. There are no 'codes', or 'families' and respect lasts as long as a line. Not knowing who he can trust, he has to use all his 'savvy', 'telling' and skills which make him one of the best, to escape his own. The ultimate last job, a love interest called Tammy and an international drugs ring, threaten to draw him back into the 'cake mix'. But, time is running out and the penalty will endure a lifetime.

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..is decently made..”
by Wesley Morris [Boston Globe]
“..an ultra-stylish, ultra-violent, cynical, and altogether predictable..”
by Mel Valentin [Movie-Vault]
“..an engaging 104 minutes..”
by David Thomas [Filmcritic]