Usually when I see a movie is directed by Guy Ritchie, I tend to stay away from it. Except for last years Aladdin, I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything of his I liked. But even with that movie I feared he was gonna to, what I like to call, “Guy Ritchie It”… and that’s not a good thing. However, with The Gentlemen, his style worked and I actually liked it.
Although I have seen other movies just like this one, like all the Ocean’s movies, I still found it intriguing. Personally, I like when a story gets me emotionally involved where I’m anxious to see how it all plays out. This one had all those elements of who’s on who’s side and who’s working with who and you have to pay attention to what’s going on and try to notice even the little things because, at some point, they might mean something important. And it’s like that all they way up to the end.
I think the cast in this one was decent too, but I mostly enjoyed the characters of Hugh Grant and Colin Farrell. Even thought the parts didn’t seem like a stretch for these two, what they gave to the movie, in the humor aspect, was very much appreciated.
The only thing I did have a bit of a hard time with was the dialog. Because the movie takes place jolly ol London, they used a lot of English verbiage that takes a minute or two to figure out the meaning, if you can figure it out at all. Star, Matthew McConaughey, was the only one I didn’t have to try to hard to understand.
So, kudos to Guy Ritchie, for finally giving me something I actually enjoyed. He may not have created a classic film, but at least it will still be a good way to spend a couple of hours.