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London Boulevard

Overview


Genre :

Drama, Crime

Release Date :

November 11, 2011 (Limited)

MPAA Rating :

R

Director :

William Monahan

Starring :

Colin Farrell, Keira Knightley, Ray Winstone, Eddie Marsan, Stephen Graham, David Thewlis, Anna Friel, Jamie Campbell Bower, Ben Chaplin, Sanjeev Bhaskar

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.    Readers  4 of 5 [Rate It]

“..the film is a beautifully bleak brush stroke of contemporary noir, always an appealing backdrop for violent tales..”
by Betsy Sharkey [Los Angeles Times]
2 of 5

“..that there's nothing you've not seen or heard before here..”
by Kim Newman [Empire Magazine]
2 of 5

“..intriguing - initially..”
by Stella Papamichael [Digital Spy]
“..has verve and charisma, but, in the end, the tension of a late-night pub shrug..”
by Michael Atkinson [Village Voice]
3 of 4

“..draws superb performances from his cast in a fairly routine and not particularly plausible story delivered with verve..”
by Kyle Smith [New York Post]
2 of 4

“..direction is a lot more than making sure all your favorite parts of your own script make it to the screen intact..”
by Stephen Whitty [Newark Star-Ledger]
3 of 5

“..a thoroughly gamey piece of work..”
by David Sexton [This Is London]
“..a superficially handsome crime thriller that doesn't tick..”
by Leslie Felperin [Variety]
2 of 5

“..a film with plenty of front, as they say, but uses up all its energy, wit and ideas in the first 20 or so minutes, before collapsing into a flurry of boring violence..”
by Peter Bradshaw [The Guardian]
2 of 5

“..a crackingly written, taut and well-characterised crime yarn..”
by [Daily Telegraph]
2 of 5

“..a compendium of tedious gangster movie cliches..”
by Matthew Turner [ViewLondon]

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