The Gentlemen (2020) - Action, Crime

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An American expat tries to sell off his highly profitable marijuana empire in London, triggering plots, schemes, bribery and blackmail in an attempt to steal his domain out from under him.

IMDB: 8.1
Director: Guy Ritchie
Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Charlie Hunnam
Length: 113 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 54 out of 470 found boring (11.48%)

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Told as part narrative part flashback, this is a motley crew of odd ball characters who I found to be immediately entertaining, despite their apparent villainy...

Go, have a thoroughly enjoyable time!

The key to making them work, especially for me, is the really make the characters engaging and worth caring for.

It was very slow to start.

It's another kinda dark, gritty, bloody, messy but quite enjoyable piece by Guy.

Does it get a little pretentious and precious?

Starts slow ends up great .

As I mentioned, it's often quite enjoyable and it's always engaging.

Awesome movie, enjoyed it right from the start.

Original, entertaining, packed with hilarious gems.

A boring overdone movie with bad character choices, annoying actors.

Highly recommend it

Honestly, expect the unexpected.

The 4 of us gave it an hour, but it was confusing, disjointed, and unwatchable.

The Gentlemen is a fast paced and laugh out loud action movie, an enjoyable holiday treat for adults.

It's sort of entertaining though.

The idea of the entire film is prodigious, but the screenplay and dialogue is simply unprecedented by Ritchie himself, bringing joke after joke, while taking you on a thrilling ride full of genius twists and new ways to incorporate classic gangster cinema - Ritchie-style.

I love Hugh Grant and Guy Ritchie normally but what a snooze fest.

Absolutely unwatchable.

Early in his career he made some very entertaining comedic gangster flicks ("Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels", "Snatch"- I even think "RocknRolla" is alright); and I think his blockbusters are entertaining as well (the "Sherlock Holmes" series; and make fun of me if you want, but though "King Arthur: Legend of the Sword" was absolutely ridiculous, I thought it was also a lot of b-movie fantasy fun).

The British director goes back to his roots with the highly entertaining gangster film 'The Gentlemen' and surprisingly nails every bold punch he makes.

A very well made entertaining film.

Absolutely entertaining and thrilling, superbly acted, visually beautiful, and the most homoerotic thing I've seen on the big screen since "Brokeback Mountain.

Waste of money .

To be quite honest, while this is is an original film, it's more of a slow burn rendition of previous London gangster Ritchie stories.

That being said it is seriously worth watching.

" The way the story is told is quite unique, and the twists and fake outs used were quite entertaining, not everything may be exactly what we see.

Forget the 'expert' reviews, this is a smooth and entertaining flick with all the humour and blend of characters you'd expect from GR.

Very entertaining and surprisingly very funny.

Save your money folks and give this a wide berth.

The only ok part of the film for me is, that its mildly entertaining, it wasn't dull.

What a great enjoyable experience this was...

The meta framing with Hugh Grant and Charlie Hunnam was clunky enough that even Hunnam's character was getting bored with the "telling" in the exposition provided by Grant's character.

Subjectively-speaking, the film's suspenseful atmosphere felt like that of Knives Out (2019), although The Gentlemen is more pacey and lighthearted.

Robbie K here to give you some insight as he checks out:Movie: The Gentleman (2020)Director: Guy Ritchie Writers: Guy Ritchie (screenplay by), Guy Ritchie (story by) Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Charlie Hunnam, Michelle DockeryLIKES:The Humor The Character Usage The Mystery/Politics The Connections The Presentation The Censorship of violence, for the most part The ActingDISLIKES:The Excessive Cursing For Me Missing Some Action The Extended Ending Some Stereotypical Annoyances The Rapping Video Slow At Parts SUMMARYWhen it comes to the British writing style, this reviewer always looks to the potential for balanced writing.

" Well, of course it wasn't, but I really enjoyed it.

Just boring.

I'm already making allowances for one of the two most trite, formulaic genres, the gangster flick.

Slow, predictable and only vaguely amusing.

Honestly one of the worst films I've ever seen in theaters, I nearly left because it got so tedious.

Well worth watching .

My first thought was that it is a cliché action movie with a predictable plot.

Enjoyable way to pass the time in a well spun story with fine pacing.

It's fun, it's fast, it's loaded with humor and it places twists around every corner for you to stay where you belong - on the edge of your seat.

""Knives Out" came out last year and many people enjoyed it.

Shifting the time frame around enters the entertaining Fletcher, Hugh Grant, and I guess working from his true life tabloid experience, while adding a bit of Michael Caine sauce to it.

It seems Guy Ritchie keeps making the same movie: A heist/crime adventure with a script that keeps jumping backwards and forwards, numerous quirky characters with different ethnicities and accents, snappy dialogue, sudden cuts and musical moments, all of it needlessly complicated and stylized and a bit annoying.

I realize this is anecdotal evidence, but people walked out.

It's this balance of connections with the mystery that for me was the biggest engaging piece to the movie, that teasing to see how deep the politics run always being that itch you can't scratch.

Really Very Slow, Not Everyone's Cup Of Tea.

An exciting watch.

The Gentlemen - Ritchee's trademark witty dialogue and fast paced edits .

Entertaining crime caper .

Very Entertaining .

Great performances, very fast paced story telling, if your a fan of snatch and lock stock two smoking barrels you will love this.

The cast couldn't have been more perfect, Matthew McConaughey is brilliant as the lead, and the other actors, Charlie Hunnam, Hugh Grant, Colin Farrell and Michelle Rockery (yes from Downton Abbey) are all superb and entertaining in their roles.

This casual and light reply to Scorsese's "The Irishman", is an interesting and intelligent interpretation of exiting the exciting world of crime.

So entertaining he's even written a screenplay to go along with his investigation.

To see it return here, under new management, is a fascinating conversation all it's own.

It's hilarious, fast paced and very clever from start to finish.

The Gentlemen's pacing is fueled by said high octane conversation between characters, and it managed to keep me fully immersed the entire time.

Overall I liked this movie but others walked out in droves clearly bored by a talking gangster movie.

A thoroughly entertaining English gangster movie, great storyline, acting and direction just about perfect.

His return to the underground world of bribery, drugs, money-laundering and blood-covered-class, is as refreshing as it is entertaining.

Told through the non-chronolgical, non-reliable narrator trope; The Gentleman weaves and winds and twists and turns from an initial scene containing an unexpected execution* to imagined and suggested actions being interspliced with new revelations to create a tapestry of true(ish) events.

Why such a boring narrator who is basically a bad guy, snitch and why such lack of real action criminal underworld scenes?

Ritchie introduces new characters throughout the film, keeping the audience on the edge of their seat, surprising them with actual cinema, getting the best angles and money shots, thanks to his cinematographer Alan Stewart (Aladdin).

Deffo worth watching!

It wasn't as good as Scarface, but it was an enjoyable movie that had some moments of comedy wrapped up in a good old fashion drug gangsta movie.

Entertaining from start to finish.

The only positive thing about this movie is the costumes which is delightful, overall I would say this is a waste of time and money.

Formulaic .

This posh English fantasy tail is phenomenally mixed by Hugh Grant's incredible acting-narration and helps bubble up what could have, at times, been an offensive mess, into an entertaining old-fashioned caper.

A boring if old fan, attempt at comedy in a criminal background .

Some great set pieces (see South London council estate) are interspersed with genuinely gripping character moments and dialogue a la early Tarantino; with this often offset with black-hearted comedy side-plots and riffs.

Entertaining flick from the British Tarantino-Hugh Grant steals the show and should be used way more as a character actor.

All in all, this was a funny, enjoyable gangster movie, despite a few plot holes.

I did think the movie was kind of boring in the first half hour until it picks up.

Grant is oddly compelling as a bad guy.

Stunning return for British crime capers .

But still boring.

An entertaining yet predictable movie carried by Hugh Grant and Colin Farrell.

It is all entertaining enough : the characters are well formed and the action is fast paced.

The stupid beginning already exposed a predictable one-way developed direction.

The story is good and kept me entertained, but the missus got bored.

Very entertaining film .

A razor sharp script moves this film at a lightning pace thanks to the creative storytelling and a snappy trademark dialogue.

His character is perhaps one of the most complex yet fascinating characters I've seen on celluloid in recent times.

I found the film to be pretty entertaining & enticing.

The main talking parts of the film are with 2 people, Fletcher & Raymond, Fletcher talks in a very blackmailing way to Raymond the whole time because he has all the information for both sides of the story so he is in a powerful decision, but the way Fletcher delivers his part to the film is very enjoyable to watch as is script is spot on to how that character should be while Raymond puts up with him throughout the film.

Even though I really really didn't like the film, I will definitely disagree with anyone who tries to say they were bored watching it.

From the initial credit scenes all the way to the end this film is just stunning and the plot is amazing.

A lot of substance in the first act may lead to some confusion and maybe a little bit of a headache with all the information thrown at the audience.

The comedy and wit of the characters really makes for an enjoyable 2 hours in the cinema.

But mercilessly gripping.

The plot is predictable.

They work with what they got, but there are times that the narrative feels a little disjointed.

Lock Stock - AMAZING Snatch - AMAZING AGAIN The Gentlemen - BORING.

I was bored to death by this .

Rating: 2 and a half stars for well, the empty style points and the lush UK interiors.

Its a lot of fun but a bit confusing so I'm giving it 7 out 10.

With this supporting component, the movie continues to get better in the way it balances so many things to make an engaging mafia tale.

The first act lacks focus and it's refusal to slow down to develop character is frustrating.

While most I could follow, there were a lot that were either formulaic or just didn't go anywhere.

I just got out of watching the GentlemenI enjoyed it a great deal.

Entertaining .

It was fast paced, exciting and genuinely very funny.

Provided you remember to check your brain at the door, it's seriously entertaining.

Don't get me wrong, this is an enjoyable film overall and a good addition to the Guy Ritchie canon.


This is Ritchie doing what he does best, with his trademark witty dialogue and fast paced edits.

Highly entertaining story and yes this is a violent film.

I was on the edge of my seat guessing at what will transpire next.

Classic Guy Ritchie movie (funny, twists and turns, constant thrilling/entertaining/slightly bloody one-upping); long-time fans won't be disappointed.

The labyrinthine plot has all the trappings of an intriguing thriller.

Pity that he's not much a storyteller because The Gentlemen is a little ponderous, a little shilly-shally, and all over the map.

"The Gentlemen" is thoroughly enjoyable, sleek and smart.

There were moments when I thought that I'd leave because something struck me as too intense.

The Gentlemen's wacky story and directing style made for a very entertaining watch.

I found it very refreshing to watch something different and original, unlike all the latest remakes and sequels, so I definitely recommend it if you're looking for something different and entertaining to watch.

The Gentlemen is a wildly entertaining film with a fast paced, enjoyable story that keeps you guessing throughout.

Baffled by the critics reviews, some of the criticism is daft, you don't judge a burger by a steak, this is no Citizen Kane, what it is however is a highly entertaining film, filled with memorable characters, on point performances (Grant in particular is excellent) genuine humour and, well, it's a lot of fun, if your a fan of burgers and films of this ilk, give it a go, you won't be disappointed.

Ritchie's dialogue is sharp as ever and his storytelling is still worth watching develop.

Hunnam is great in this role, so stoically efficient, the antithesis of the PI who is so self-indulgent.

The story is written well, and every detail works together and well layered with many different moving parts that kept me on the edge of seat the entire time.

Our 2nd new Movie of the year was so opposite to Little Women in character but turned out just as enjoyable in a very different way.

I give it a 6.0. Other than an all-star cast, which did their best given the writing (Colin Farrell, Matthew McConaughey, Charlie Hunnam etc.) the movie was such a bore, a sub par buildup of a literal narrator from the very start and if you have seen all of his previous films, a total rehash.

The witty dialogue, the fashion, and the British slum/gangster/grime music culture the movie creates is wildly entertaining.

Theres a lot going on in this movie I think that's a good thing and bad thing,good thing because there's a lot of variety of entertainment but also a bad thing because with so much going on it might be a little difficult to follow the plot.

Extremely boring and confusing.

Except for Gold, McConeghy has never really taken many chances with his characters in previous films, and it this one, he is highly predictable as well.

That being said, the movie was an empty suit, a hollow shell.

The movie is so thrilling, I really didn't want it to end.

Nevertheless, it is still a very enjoyable film that will start your New Year with a smile.

It might be formulaic and overly familiar, but it's also immensely enjoyable.

Fast paced.

To certain degree The Gentlemen is your stereotypical Ritchie crime caper full of entertaining and colourful characters synonymous with his films.

We're in the minority, but save your money and time.

A thrilling classic modernized gangster movie .

It was very entertaining and paced well.

Absorbing story telling is mixed with modern, fast paced, cinematic tricks, music and colour.

Quite repetitive in places and a need for less talk more action.

Nothing too unexpected here, but it's funny and hugely entertaining .

Potentially a stuffy, slow, hard edged movie with lots of cursing and torture, I could only imagine what I would get, especially when another fan left in a rant 20 minutes into the film.

Entertaining from start to finish.

The acting isn't at its best there are a lot of people coasting, McConaughey looks completely bored thinking what happened to the McCnaissance apart from when he gets angry now and then.

A dull film that is trying way too hard to be edgy and fun.

Fun, sleek and entertaining.

It wasn't as good as Scarface, but it was an enjoyable movie that had some moments of comedy wrapped up in a good old fashion drug gangsta movie.

Engaging and witty dialogue.

The cast is brilliant, it's incredibly stylized and the dialogue is snappy, witty and super Tarantino esque.

Great Film, entertaining all the way through.

It does have a slow and confusing narrative beginning.

It might be a case of Ritchie 'playing it safe' by revisiting familiar territory, but when the result is as entertaining as this, why the hell not?

Wildly entertaining .

It simply does NOT want to stop being smart , ending up being boring after half an hour of SMART talk and more smart talk....

Zzzzz bit cringey if anything.

Lewd, crude and mercilessly gripping .

The movie is funny, clever, violent and terribly entertaining.

The journey of Gentlemen may never end up taking us to the outstanding destination or culmination that we hope for as we watch a bunch of deceiving and scheming players act up around the sale of Mickey Pearson's criminal enterprise but there's little denying the fact that the easy to watch, curse-ridden and well played out journey we partake in is a thoroughly enjoyable one, without ever becoming a downright memorable one.

Guy Ritchie's gangster-comedy, The Gentlemen is one that is entertaining as hell though it asks viewers to carry the load much higher than most of other commercial movies because Ritchie's style of providing information is skilled like a sharp shooter person.

Colin Farrell doesn't feature extensively, but when he does, he is cool and entertaining.

What was more challengingVery slow and inaccessible start, it took the best part of 45 minutes to warm up.

Although it's not going to be winning Oscars and critics praise, it is an entertaining watch, and a beautifully shot film - and seriously, what else do you need?

It does get exciting in the end but an absolute waste of money!

The Gentlemen stumbles out of the gate with a dialog heavy intro but slowly brings its self together culminating in an entertaining and sometimes laugh out loud crime flick.

Ritchie's style bleeds throughout this film's core from the very opening title credits, to the final cut to black; all of his standard trademarks are here which some may find tiresome, while others will find great enjoyment out of.

Acting was good, story is a bit predictable yet gripping.

Every character is memorable and the story is unpredictable, funny and intelligent.

Bad acting and a weak predictable story.

One of the best movies I've seen lately I highly recommend it

Even my very "proper" wife enjoyed it.

The Gentlemen, a highly entertaining movie.

Whilst there are plenty of enjoyable moments in this film, one can not help getting distracted by the endless quips and witty one liners.

I must say great story and very entertaining ,just a one character it doesn't fit to that movie is a Hugh Grant.

Another brilliant Guy Ritchie film for the books This was a funny, intense, violent puzzle that kept me on the edge of my seat and kept me guessing.

This film was entertaining, enjoyable and hilarious.

Don't waste your money.

Hard to follow and concentrate 2 hours narration mixed with interrupted actions.

It seems Ritchie, much like other seasoned auteurs, has reached that magical point in his career where he no longer caters to audiences, who are calling the film "boring," or critics, who are attacking the film for being "offensive.

Hugely enjoyable and brilliantly done abd so bloody English!

I thought it was very interesting pee slow in the beginning what you catch up to it understand the plot there is characters you said went to watch a movie all the actors of the great not too much action while I'm talking all in all is very good that was entertaining I recommended surprise ending no spoilers

It simply does NOT want to stop being smart , ending up being boring after half an hour of smart gangster talk.

Every so often you get a flashback and every so often that flashback has some vaguely interesting or exciting material.

Now THIS is a film worth watching.

The Gentleman is a truly entertaining piece of film with an enthralling plot and unique storytelling .

Not only was the plot unique, it kept you on the edge of your seat.

Slow beginning .

'The Gentlemen (2020)' is fine, consistently engaging and occasionally quite fun.

I was most impressed however with Charlie Hunham as Ray, a man with obsessive compulsive disorder yet when he's placed into a difficult situation to retrieve a clients daughter in a place he would prefer to avoid, he completely commands the situation and it makes for compelling viewing.

It was much more entertaining than I thought Guy Ritchie capable of (or that he showed in "King Arthur").

Boring movie, awful plot and casual racism throughout

I think it has to do with how people try to imitate mobs, only to come off boring.

For me its 30% out of 100 its pretty bad if you ask me for the reasons I've given, I'd high recommend it to people to avoid, don't waste your time watch one of Guy Ritchie's films from early in his career, not this wannabe!

Excellent cast and a good plot Made for an enjoyable movie Didn't really need all the swear words

and Snatch, yet it's an enjoyable 2 hour British crime caper that doesn't take itself too seriously.

No writing, no plot just a pathetic movie!

It's messy and misjudged but it's entertaining enough to keep you in your seat.

Some of them even seem like stand-ins for the director himself, with talk of "proper cinema" and references to films like 'The Conversation (1973)' being "a bit boring".

However the story is hard to follow.

Guy Ritchie's best and most enjoyable work since Snatch .

The first 30-40 minutes of the film drags a good bit and is by far the most confusing part of the film.

waste of time .

Hugh Grant is probably the most entertaining I've ever seen him and Colin Farrell is wickedly funny.

Very entertaining watch.

An era when he made crime movies that were genuinely funny and gripping.

On the whole though, the Gentleman is enjoyable enough.

It felt hollow and contrived in comparison to his more iconic earlier works.

I attempted to watch this last night and before I could turn it off I fell asleep.

It is ultimately still quite boring.

Great, entertaining movie .

It's cheesy, it's formulaic, and does everything by the numbers.

After the critically panned Alladin, Guy Ritchie returns to the underground world of bribery, drugs, money-laundering and blood in a refreshing yet entertaining story.

Perfectly cast and well directed, the Gentlemen is an entertaining return to form for Guy Ritchie.

Yawn .

The Gentleman is a truly entertaining piece of film with an enthralling plot and unique storytelling.

Don't waste your money and time.


Highly entertaining .

I literally walked out of the theater about 1/3 into this mess.

I loved how the story was told through the lens of a potential movie script, but at times it was confusing what was going on due to poor character presentation.

I was very confused during most of the first act and was a little bored by the pacing of the first act.

Dare I say it has some gripping moments?

Thoroughly entertaining....

Fortunately, The Gentlemen packs a hard punch, and is a very entertaining movie.

We know Guy Richie doesn't write compelling female characters (circa Rock n' Rolla), so why waste your time - and what's wrong with "enticing a male-heavy demographic"?

Enjoyable from beginning to end.

The constant callbacks to past incidents and shifts of perspective all add to create a story that is one of the most entertaining ones of the year.

Script of this film is so simple and straightforward and yet twisty and gripping.

This film was such a bore to me.

An exciting part to talk about in this kind of films would be the action set pieces unfortunately, The Gentlemen does not offer much.


A surprisingly fun and engaging Guy Ritchie film.

The film kicks off with a humorous and witty direction and a good cast to hold the movie together with a story that has plenty of twists and turns to make it worth watching.

It's as if he has wholesale lifted characters from The Long Good Friday and transported them to the new millennium to face some of the more unexpected issues around.

The storytelling was hilariously done with a few unexpected twists.

The jokes are awful and boring.

I had a bad feeling watching this in a near empty theatre session.

, you'll know pretty much exactly what to expect - but The Gentlemen is still hugely entertaining.

It will have you laughing out loud, gripped with an engaging narrative, and gasping at some of the violence (and again laughing at some of it).

"The American Lion in the English Jungle"Guy Ritchie returns to both the writing and directing chair to craft an exciting action-filled comedy that only he and he alone could create.

I went with the husband and expected to be bored and I wasn't.

Very enjoyable - great story.

Simply Stunning .

Slow burning fire.

This is why you find a lot of people who say they found Snatch to be confusing due to all of the plotlines happening at the same time as well as them not paying attention to what is actually being said.

All in all very enjoyable classic guy ritchie film.

Yes, the writing is still a little overdone at times, there are some annoying moments/stereotypes to consider, and a few slow parts that could have been ironed out.

But it's Colin Farrell (as the highly entertaining 'Coach') and Hugh Grant who steal every scene they're in with their remarkable wit that'll for sure land them some BAFTA-nominations.

The plot is very hard to follow in the first act and almost feels like you're having to catch up with what's going on straight away, but once you get into the flow with the characters, it's consistently entertaining, deliciously dark and absolutely hilarious, beautifully edited by James Herbert and a must see return to the British crime genre from one of the masters


If you get bored,, somehow lose it along the way...

but most of all, it's highly enjoyable.

The movie is action packed, it's hilarious, and the cast is fantastic.

It's tightly edited and enormously entertaining, watching a handful of decent actors become great during the run time, with Hunnam, Farrell, and McConaughey contributing some of their finest efforts in the picture, focused on remaining in sync with the director's vision for twisty language and turns of plot.

"The Gentleman" is fun, playful, contains top tier performances, and is undeniably entertaining.

The twists towards the end are a little more predictable than I would have liked and I'm not sure my justifications from the previous paragraph works for the potential rape scene.

Perfect slow burn .

A very enjoyable crime caper with wonderful dialogue .

Satisfying and enjoyable, it's clever and never feels forced or cringe at any point.

The early scenes dragged because as clever as the dialogue was, Charlie Hunnam could not keep up with Hugh Grant's acting levels and it showed.

Brilliant screenplay play and Hugh grant should win an oscar alongside some stunning performances.

They always take the easy, predictable way out.

If you're not a Guy Ritchie fan or been involved this world than you're not the target audience, so go back to your mundane life and watch superman or star wars for you wow's.