RocknRolla (2008)

Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels director Guy Ritchie heads back to the London underworld for this hyperkinetic crime comedy concerning a shady land deal that leaves every schemer in the city determined to get rich or die trying. When a… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 27, 2009
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Critic Score: 59% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Mixed reviews for Guy Ritchie's return to his London-based cockney wideboy gangster movie roots, but most agree, it's a step in the right direction following two major turkeys.

Ben Mankiewicz
At the Movies

This is a wonderful movie.

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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

Style is what RocknRolla is all about. And it has it in spades, from the cockney Pulp Fiction dialogue to the music-video editing of the rambling narrative.

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Jason Best
Movie Talk

As ever with Ritchie, RocknRolla is more flash than substance, but beneath the swagger his movie scratches away at British anxieties.

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Ben Lyons
At the Movies

Guns, gangsters, and Richie's unique style and tone make his latest picture just plain fun.

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Ted Fry
Seattle Times

RocknRolla is a recovery from the knockout blows of his past two films but Ritchie is certainly retreading familiar thematic territory.

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Simon Miraudo

So this is Guy Ritchie's big comeback? Huh.

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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune

Ritchie, who shoots and cuts everything in RocknRolla like an ad for a particularly greasy brand of fragrance for men, delivers the beatings and killings in his trademark atmosphere of morally weightless flash.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

As in other Ritchie films, RocknRolla attempts to depict a world of ever-expanding chaos. But the chaos is only in the way the story is told. The actual vision Ritchie offers is pedestrian and tame.

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Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views

It's all about the set-up and not the actual payoff.

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Flixster Audience Score: 71% Flixster User Reviews
paul oh
Some words to describe RocknRolla would be fun, dramedy, and raw. The story has a typical Guy Ritchie feel and proves that he can still make solid gangster… More
Jens S.
Being Guy Ritchie can't be easy. After the outstanding "Lock, stock and two smoking barrels" and "Snatch", people expect the same kind… More
Albert Kim
Loved the cinematography and Guy Ritchie's quirky but excellent direction. A lot of fun.
Kristijonas Fussman
The beautiful thing about Guy Ritchie is - he keeps making the same Brit-gangster movie over and over again - but it's still so much damn fun to watch.
Chris Weber
Like some of Guy Ritchie's other films, as well as some of the films of Robert Rodriguez, this is a twisted and convoluted mess...but it's a hell of a… More
Alex roy
RocknRolla is a step down for Guy Ritchie, but not by much. This is an explosive gangster film that only Guy Ritchie could deliver. Combining the best of Lock,… More