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RocknRolla

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Gerard Butler, RocknRolla

RocknRolla

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
114 minutes
Limited Release Date:
10/03/08
Wide Release Date:
10/31/08
performer:
Gerard Butler, Idris Elba, Thandie Newton
director:
Guy Ritchie
distributor:
Warner Bros.
author:
5132
genre:
Mystery and Thriller, ActionAdventure

We gave it a B+

Guy Ritchie returns to the scene of the crime genre — and his signature mix of twisty plot, stylized violence, and machine-gun dialogue — with his third foray into London’s underworld. This time, low-level thug One Two (Gerard Butler) gets caught between double-crossing mobsters while he woos a femme-fatale accountant (Thandie Newton). Why is a soft-spoken Brit like Ritchie drawn to such depraved stories? ”I know people like these movies,” he says, ”and I know I’m good at making them.”
OUR TWO CENTS Ritchie’s last caper, Revolver, misfired. But with Butler in his first action role since 300, RocknRolla could pack some heat. 10/8

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