The Gentlemen


Review: Mickey Pearson an American expatriate tries to sell off his highly profitable marijuana empire in London. Once the word gets out that he’s looking for cash out of the business it soon then triggers an array of plots, schemes, bribery and blackmail. This was an attempt to steal his domain out from under him.
Director: Guy Ritchie
Actors: Matthew McConaughey, Charlie Hunnam, Michelle Dockery, Jeremy Strong, Lyne Renee, Colin Farrell, Henry Golding, Tom Wu, Chidi Ajufo, Hugh Grant, Eddie Marsan, Jason Wong, John Dagleish and Jordan Long
Year: 2020
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime and Drama
Conclusion: 3/5
Fantastic cast list although the one problem that I do have is that I think Hugh Grant is totally miscast. I do however like the fact that he has decided to try something very different and something out of his comfort zone. Hugh Grant filmed his scenes with Charlie Hunnam in just five days, and also had to deliver over 40 pages of dialogue during the shoot. Hugh Grant also never got to meet Matthew McConaughey for this film because all their scenes were separate. I enjoyed seeing Colin Farrell and I thought he was a very strong presence although not his best performance. I have enjoyed seeing everything that Henry Golding has been in. Again, this is a very different role for him having made his name in Crazy Rich Asians (2018). This is the second time that Matthew McConaughey has played a character called Mickey. The other film where he was called Mick Haller was in The Lincoln Lawyer (2011). Actress, Kate Beckinsale was originally cast but dropped out 2 weeks after shooting began, then Michelle Dockery replaced her. I did think after watching this film that none of the characters are nice and I certainly wouldn’t want to spend any time with them. I thought that the screenplay could have been worked on a bit more. There is nothing new here that we haven’t already seen from Guy Ritchie. 


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