The Gentlemen

The Gentlemen

The Gentlemen

Crooks are trying to steal a marijuana tycoon's (Matthew McConaughey) business out from under him in this action comedy from Guy Ritchie.

When American expat and businessman Mickey Pearson (McConaughey) decides to cash out of his vast marijuana empire, a slew of shady characters come out of the woodwork, looking to part him with his holdings in sinister ways.

2020Rating: 18, D L S113 minsUSA
ActionComedyCrime
80%
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Reviews & comments

These blokes aren't gentle.

"The Gentlemen" is a very London, very English, very Guy Ritchie, gangster film. As a matter of fact, Guy Ritchie's footprint is all over this film. He wrote the story and the script. He is the Producer and the Director. Yes, this is a man who is very comfortable making movies. He knows what he wants and gets the desired result; a brilliant, playful piece...

5.0

Sophisticated and witty.

Guy Ritchie is back home with his new take on a mobster film except for this time it's filled with classy, rich blokes tryna steal another rich bloke's fortune. With an outstanding cast, there's always something different that each actor/actress brings to the table, making a lot of the scenes unique. Despite some solid performances, the plot didn't...

Entertainment. Class.

Guy Ritchie returns with his new crime flick, The Gentlemen and...yeah it's good. It's written and directed by Ritchie and stars Matthew McConaughey, Charlie Hunnam, Hugh Grant, Michelle Dockery, Henry Golding and Colin Farrell to name a few. And it's good. It's a nice, enjoyable crime movie. The performances are solid overall, especially by Hugh Grant...

4.0
New Zealand Listener

New Zealand Listener

press

Ritchie’s screenplay laughs in the face of the “show, don’t tell” maxim and when a character asks, “Why are you wasting our time?”, you wonder the same thing.

Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

While Ritchie’s gangsters are as impatient as ever, preferring to settle an argument with a gun rather than a conversation, he steers clear of sadism. It’s his wit which energises the film and shapes the characters – with a lot of help from his actors. A couple of them have talked happily of his habit of encouraging them to improvise, along with his nimbleness in being able to re-write a scene in the space of a day. That’s the kind of zest which permeates the whole film.

4.0
Stuff

Stuff

press

Mid-career, Ritchie is right back where he started. If you think that's a good thing, then have at it.

Independent

Independent

press

What's missing is any of the genuine grittiness that made Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels worth paying attention to in the first place. The Gentlemen feels long past its sell-by-date.

1.0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

It certainly won't be everyone's cup of tea, but for those who missed the old Guy Ritchie and his verbose, iconic gangsters, The Gentlemen will go down better than a pint and a pickled egg.

Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

While recycling the familiar, leaning on stylised violence and unleashing a flurry of self-satisfied dialogue have long been the writer/director's specialty, this isn't a return to form.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

What it lacks in freshness and depth, The Gentlemen certainly makes up for in cartoon-y bluster and fun details. Welcome home, Mr. Ritchie.

3.0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Ritchie's homecoming is a fairly familiar affair, but also refreshingly funny and deftly plotted, with more witty lines and less boorish machismo than his early work.

Variety

Variety

press

A knockabout all-star return to the underworld that feigns to remind us who its director really is, but feels, in most respects, like a hedging of bets.

Daily Telegraph

Daily Telegraph

press

The Gentlemen is a mid-life-crisis movie, and I don't mean that as a criticism: it's keen to give its beloved old guard the last laugh in a fast-changing world.

3.0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Ritchie has made an entertaining return to his mockney roots.

3.0
New Zealand Listener

New Zealand Listener

press

Ritchie’s screenplay laughs in the face of the “show, don’t tell” maxim and when a character asks, “Why are you wasting our time?”, you wonder the same thing.

Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

While Ritchie’s gangsters are as impatient as ever, preferring to settle an argument with a gun rather than a conversation, he steers clear of sadism. It’s his wit which energises the film and shapes the characters – with a lot of help from his actors. A couple of them have talked happily of his habit of encouraging them to improvise, along with his nimbleness in being able to re-write a scene in the space of a day. That’s the kind of zest which permeates the whole film.

4.0
Stuff

Stuff

press

Mid-career, Ritchie is right back where he started. If you think that's a good thing, then have at it.

Independent

Independent

press

What's missing is any of the genuine grittiness that made Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels worth paying attention to in the first place. The Gentlemen feels long past its sell-by-date.

1.0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

It certainly won't be everyone's cup of tea, but for those who missed the old Guy Ritchie and his verbose, iconic gangsters, The Gentlemen will go down better than a pint and a pickled egg.

Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

While recycling the familiar, leaning on stylised violence and unleashing a flurry of self-satisfied dialogue have long been the writer/director's specialty, this isn't a return to form.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

What it lacks in freshness and depth, The Gentlemen certainly makes up for in cartoon-y bluster and fun details. Welcome home, Mr. Ritchie.

3.0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Ritchie's homecoming is a fairly familiar affair, but also refreshingly funny and deftly plotted, with more witty lines and less boorish machismo than his early work.

Variety

Variety

press

A knockabout all-star return to the underworld that feigns to remind us who its director really is, but feels, in most respects, like a hedging of bets.

Daily Telegraph

Daily Telegraph

press

The Gentlemen is a mid-life-crisis movie, and I don't mean that as a criticism: it's keen to give its beloved old guard the last laugh in a fast-changing world.

3.0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Ritchie has made an entertaining return to his mockney roots.

3.0

These blokes aren't gentle.

"The Gentlemen" is a very London, very English, very Guy Ritchie, gangster film. As a matter of fact, Guy Ritchie's footprint is all over this film. He wrote the story and the script. He is the Producer and the Director. Yes, this is a man who is very comfortable making movies. He knows what he wants and gets the desired result; a brilliant, playful piece...

5.0

Sophisticated and witty.

Guy Ritchie is back home with his new take on a mobster film except for this time it's filled with classy, rich blokes tryna steal another rich bloke's fortune. With an outstanding cast, there's always something different that each actor/actress brings to the table, making a lot of the scenes unique. Despite some solid performances, the plot didn't...

Entertainment. Class.

Guy Ritchie returns with his new crime flick, The Gentlemen and...yeah it's good. It's written and directed by Ritchie and stars Matthew McConaughey, Charlie Hunnam, Hugh Grant, Michelle Dockery, Henry Golding and Colin Farrell to name a few. And it's good. It's a nice, enjoyable crime movie. The performances are solid overall, especially by Hugh Grant...

4.0