The Gentlemen Review

The Gentlemen marks director Guy Ritchie’s return to the comedy laced crime movie. The Gentlemen is similar to Ritchie’s other great crime movies, Snatch and Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels. The movie centers around the story of Mickey Pearson, who became rich by building a highly profitable marijuana business in London, trying to sell his business. This triggers many plots and schemes that are shown throughout the story. Though, the thing I love about this movie, is the way he tells the story. It’s a new innovative way where the story is told through the past, yet he is pitching it like a movie idea. This creates this intense atmosphere through the mind games that the characters are playing with each other to try to blackmail each other. Though Ritchie is just as ready to loosen up the audience with some of his classic vulgar comedy, that some may be offended by, but most, like I did, will find it hilarious. Although what absolutely makes this movie worth the watch, is how lovable the characters are. Matthew McConaughey’s character Micky Pearson is excellent, his edgy and smart personality gives off waves of cool. He’s calm throughout the film, but sometimes he goes into bouts of rage that McConaughey portrays fantastically. Yet, it was bested by Charlie Hunnam’s character, Ray, who is one of the coolest characters I have watched in a movie. His glasses scream modern gangster and his interactions with Hugh Grant’s character, Fletcher, emphasizes his power and abilities. These are just two examples, there is not a single character in this movie that I feel has a lackluster personality that is soulless. The Gentlemen’s witty remarks, excellent characters, and intriguing story makes it a must-watch. A throughout the movie I was dreading the moment it ended. With The Gentlemen Guy Ritchie was able to take his foundation and formula from his classics and reinvent it into something that is superior to his other films.