Layer Cake
Layer Cake (2005)

Just as a successful cocaine dealer, who has earned a respected place among England's Mafia elite, eyes an early retirement from the business, big boss Jimmy Price hands down a tough assignment: find Charlotte Ryder, the missing rich… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: August 23, 2005
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81%
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85%



Critic Score: 81% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A stylized, electric British crime thriller.

Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

I like Layer Cake a lot.

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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

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.

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Nick Rogers
Suite101.com

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.

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James Berardinelli
ReelViews

It's a little bleak, a little twisted, a little gory, and a lot funny.

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

It's almost too much to follow, but the style, proven by Ritchie time and again, is irresistible.

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Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

"Layer Cake" is a stylized British noir full of clever twists, biting dialogue, and plenty of ironic violence.

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Peter Howell
Toronto Star

The film is lamentably short of narrative coherence.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

A heavyweight gangster picture worthy of being included in with the greats.

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Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 85% Flixster User Reviews
Sam Barnett
Stylish, energetic, but overall run-of-the-mill crime thriller, with a convoluted twisty plot and too many characters, which might be a good thing for fans of… More
Apeneck Fletcher
Daniel Craig in one of his pre-Bond efforts, wherein a large shipment of drugs gone missing is the object of mucho consternation. Colm Meaney and Michael… More
Al S
A kinetic and razor sharp crime-thriller. It packs style and brains. It's got the style of Lock, Stock and two smoking barrels, Resivor dogs and… More
Chris Weber
Borrowing some cast members, genre, structure, and some style from his friend and collaborator Guy Ritchie, Layer Cake marked the directorial debut of Matthew… More
Dan Schultz
A sharply written, funny, violent look at the British crime scene where a middleman (Daniel Craig) wants desperately out of the trade, with one last job on his… More
Phil Hubbs
Along with Guy Ritchie, Matthew Vaughn is the probably the second biggest director from the UK at the moment with some huge films under his belt, he is also the… More

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