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A mechanic in the British drug trade finds himself caught in the middle of some dangerous circumstances in this crime thriller. XXXX (Daniel Craig) is a nameless go-between in the British mob who buys drugs from underground wholesalers and them sells them to street dealers, keeping the system flowing and making a tidy profit in the process. XXXX is looking forward to getting out of the game, and has displayed both smarts and caution in how he's handled his business, but before his overseer Jimmy Price (Kenneth Cranham) will let him go, he has a couple of favors that need to be done. First,… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 81%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"I like Layer Cake a lot."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"The intricate thing dodges and feints and twists this way and turns that way until, by the time of the alleged resolution, we've lost our bearings completely."
‑ Rick Groen, Globe and Mail
"A heavyweight gangster picture worthy of being included in with the greats."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"A história bem amarrada é beneficiada ainda pelo senso de humor seco e eficaz, ao passo que o elenco confere charme a um bando de personagens inescrupulosos e a direção de Vaughn, associada à inventiva montagem, torna o filme sempre instigante."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"protagonist's narration puts the film's complex plot into much broader economic, political and cultural context."
‑ Dragan Antulov, Draxblog Movie Reviews
"It's a little bleak, a little twisted, a little gory, and a lot funny."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"It's almost too much to follow, but the style, proven by Ritchie time and again, is irresistible."
‑ Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
"Only the accents are thicker than double-crosses in a thriller that's stylish and sleek - note lyrically appropriate use of Duran Duran's "Ordinary World" in one sequence - but also assuredly delirious, ethically hefty and unpredictably treacherous."
‑ Nick Rogers,
"[A] fun, snappy crime caper that begins with a wryly understated take on the "one-last-job-and-I'm-out" subgenre."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"A smart thrill ride with one magnificent finish."
‑ Forrest Hartman, Reno Gazette-Journal
"The film is lamentably short of narrative coherence."
‑ Peter Howell, Toronto Star
"It has more heft than the Ritchie movies."
‑ Eleanor Ringel Gillespie, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
""Layer Cake" is a stylized British noir full of clever twists, biting dialogue, and plenty of ironic violence."
‑ Cole Smithey,
"Intense story about low-level organized crime figures embroiled in a deadly conspiracy."
‑ Robert Roten, Laramie Movie Scope
"Fun stuff indeed, even if you might need the subtitles to help decipher all the Britspeak."
‑ Scott Weinberg, DVD Clinic
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