Rent The Gentlemen (2019)

3.6 of 5 from 669 ratings
1h 48min
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Synopsis:
The Gentlemen follows American expat Mickey Pearson (Matthew McConaughey) who built a highly profitable marijuana empire in London. When word gets out that he's looking to cash out of the business forever it triggers plots, schemes, bribery and blackmail in an attempt to steal his domain out from under him.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Ivan Atkinson, Bill Block, Guy Ritchie
Writers:
Guy Ritchie, Ivan Atkinson, Marn Davies
Studio:
Entertainment In Video
Genres:
British Films, Action & Adventure, Comedy
Countries:
UK
BBFC:
Release Date:
27/04/2020
Run Time:
108 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.39:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Best Gentlemanly Quips
  • Glossary of Cannabis
  • Behind the Scenes
  • Trailer
BBFC:
Release Date:
27/04/2020
Run Time:
113 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.39:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Best Gentlemanly Quips
  • Glossary of Cannabis
  • Behind the Scenes
  • Trailer
BBFC:
Release Date:
27/04/2020
Run Time:
113 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.39:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B

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Reviews (11) of The Gentlemen

Don't Mess with the Gentlemen - The Gentlemen review by AA

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19/05/2020

Guy Richie is back with the marvellous film about the trial and tribulations that beset Mickey Pearson (wonderfully played by Mathew McConaughey) who is looking to off load his drug empire whilst that the same time Hugh Grant playing a gay reporter trying to sell his story for a large payout and the dead pan performance from Charlie Hunnam as Mr Pearson's right hand man keep the film moving along.  There is humour, pathos, action and comedy expertly handled by Guy Richie, a perfect vehicle to ease the COVID19 lock down!!

4 out of 5 members found this review helpful.

Not Real Rock n Rolla as hoped. - The Gentlemen review by NC

Spoiler Alert
21/05/2020

Is pretty good. Is Ritchie. Is London gangsters etc. Could really have been better....and saved millions.....by not having Grant and McCon in it. Remember back, not then well known guys, all brilliant.....Daniel Craig, Mark Strong, Jason Statham etc etc. Natural character fit. Film full of cameo folk given a break. No need for the megga money boys. Surely Guy can raise backers without resorting to big names?

The two stars get way too much of the film which takes some of the ambience away.

Have to give it 4 though, as way better than most of the tat out there............was really hoping for the Rock n Rolla sequel that never came............

2 out of 4 members found this review helpful.

Great Film - The Gentlemen review by MT

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26/05/2020

This film is a classis in my eyes. If you loved Lock Stock & Two Smoking Barrels & Snatch, then you will love this. One of my top films of 2020 so far - & I've seen several this year (due to lockdown).

1 out of 4 members found this review helpful.

Typical Ritchie movie - The Gentlemen review by TH

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29/06/2020

Unmistakable Guy Ritchie...characters that are blasé, understated, eccentric or down right devious fill the movie which at times cracks over a fairly basic plot which makes you think to try and follow every word which really isn't needed. Dialogue at times is pushed to the fancy extreme and the usual attention to detail another trait, saying that though The Gentlemen is still better than the majority of films you experience now days and this is entertaining but with its limits. I've always judged a film by if I want to watch it again either to sort out a convoluted plot or just the sheer enjoyment of it...not sure about this one. Snatch / Lock Stock both better in my opinion.

0 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

Critic review

The Gentlemen review by Mark McPherson - Cinema Paradiso

The Gentlemen is a real return to form for Guy Ritchie. Just when you think he has settled into whipping up not-so-stellar action pictures undeserving of his slick direction, out comes a more grounded and giddy gangster picture to place the director back in his element. Though somewhat troubling in that the film never really manages to escape the expected Ritchie-isms, it’s at least a pleasing experience if not a masterpiece from such a talented artist.

In the tradition of Snatch, the film is an intersecting story crime drama where everything seems to snowball out of control. Mickey Pearson (Matthew McConaughey) is getting a little old for his elaborate weed growing operation spread across Europe. He’s kinda-sorta trying to sell it to the wealthy investor of Matthew Berger (Jeremy Strong), hoping to get a pretty penny as he exits the business. What he didn’t count on was the cocky Chinese mafia son Dry Eye (Henry Golding) attempting to hone in on his business. And he especially didn’t plan on a gang of hoodlums managed by the oddball Coach (Colin Farrell).

That’s wild enough but the story gets even more eccentric with its initial framing device of Pearson’s right-hand man Raymond (Charlie Hunnam) being relayed the events by the gay reporter Fletcher (Hugh Grant). These scenes are exceptionally fun not just because of the energy between them but how Fletcher’s story seems to fluctuate between what he’s blackmailing Raymond for and what he’s pitching as a screenplay. It’s also a lot of fun to watch the sexual tension increase with every scene of them, to the point where Fletcher is literally begging to hop in the sack with the bearded Hunnam.

Before I go into the expected slickness of the picture that we’ve come to expect from Ritchie, I’ve gotta admit I really dug how the director has thrown the audience a meaty steak of queer theory on this film. Aside from the cherry on top being the flirtatious and sexually hungry Fletcher, there are lots of queer moments throughout that will easily sneak by most of the mainstream. This ranges from dialogue about bench pressing and sexual acts among all the male characters to women being seen more as distant objects they never have sex with. Take Pearson’s wife Rosalind (Michelle Dockery) for example. She teases Mickey with sex but never gives it to him and at one point is nearly raped right before Mickey swoops in to blow the brains out of the rapist.

While the queer theory element is the most delicious part, there’s still a lot to love about this picture on its surface. The all-star cast is in top form, really having fun with their roles. I think this is the first time I’ve ever seen Charlie Hunnam is a role that seems most relaxed for a guy who chases down punks and threatens them with a gun. The editing is naturally fast-paced and is cut in a manner that has enough faith in the audience that it can cut between several scenes without worrying the audience can’t keep up. The dialogue is exceptionally crisp with lots of to-the-point talk of intimidation and several twists within tense showdowns.

I only wish that The Gentlemen had just a little more to offer. It’s not that Ritchie has lost his fun style but it doesn’t really feel like it’s improved since his previous gangster pictures. This is only a mildly troubling aspect because after a slew of lackluster movies, its pleasing to see Ritchie back in his element where he excels at best. He doesn’t deliver quite the masterpiece he’s capable of but still gives us a friendly reminder about why we dig him so much.

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