The Gentlemen (2019) Movie review: Pinnacle writing and performance.
Director: Guy Ritchie
Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Charlie Hunnam, Colin Farrell, Hugh Grant
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Premise: Mickey Pearson (Matthew McConaughey) has a criminal record in marijuana, violence, and many. Now he wants to retire from being a kingpin and wants to start a new life by trading all his weed farms. As soon as the word got out situation gets chaotic
Review: I have always cherished the work of Guy Ritchie who directed, Snatch (2000), Lock Stock And Two Smoking Barrels (1988). But in his recent movies, we’re unsatisfactory.
With The Gentlemen (2020) he regained his throne in the comedy, crime genre. The Gentlemen is a fast-paced movie. Although it has a predictable story, the way Ritchie presented never gets uninterested, how it unfolds always makes the audience curious with plot twists and nonlinear narration. The writing is crisp and neat. Well crafted of mixing humor and high paced violent scenes. Like always, the direction is stylish.
The entire cast gave their best performance. Matthew fits perfectly in his role and shined with his acting and dialogue. Rom-com king Hugh Grant disappeared in his character. With his cunning, hilarious performance. And his long monologues are fantastic. Charlie Hunnam has given his best performance of his career. Colin Farrell, with his charismatic and hilarious performance, changes the mood of the film and takes the movie into another level.
It has a lot of profanity, a couple of racists jokes. If you’re a person who is going to get offended easily, just skip this movie.