London Boulevard
London Boulevard (2011)

The directorial debut of William Monahan, the screenwriter of The Departed, London Boulevard follows an ex-con trying to make a fresh start in a relationship with a reclusive actress. A sexy, stylish gangster thriller bristling with wit and… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: November 11, 2011
DVD Release Date: February 21, 2012
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Critic Score: 36% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: In spite of its spotless pedigree and a strong sense of visual style, London Boulevard stumbles over its frenetic pace and crowded, clichéd plot.

Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

A stylish if familiar tale of a man hopelessly entangled in his past.

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Kyle Smith
New York Post

Monahan's trademark tart dialogue is as strong as ever, and Farrell and Winstone make for a formidable pair of opponents.

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Jack Giroux
The Film Stage

Monahan's debut feels like it's missing some connective tissue, but it still manages to standout from the herd.

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

A movie is more than dialogue and a soundtrack. And direction is a lot more than making sure all your favorite parts of your own script make it to the screen intact.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

There is too much to be absorbed in too little time and not enough tissue connecting abbreviated, sometimes unnecessary subplots.

Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile

As gangster thrillers go, this one is a ripper. William Monahan, Oscar-winning screenwriter for The Departed (2006) has adapted Ken Bruen's book in great style and directs his top cast adroitly

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Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times

In trying to take a bite out of crime and another out of fame, [Monahan has] ended up with more than he can chew for his first time in the director's chair.

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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News

Had the film stood still more often, its stylish gambit would have worked better.

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Eric Melin

There are all kinds of weirdo supporting players and the requisite amount of bloody killing scenes, but it doesn't add up to much and London Boulevard just feels like its trying to hard to be edgy.

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Flixster Audience Score: 30% Flixster User Reviews
Lanning : )
Geez, not only is this movie incomprehensible, but it's not worth comprehending. It is boring me out of my skull at 48 minutes in. But then it's… More
familiar stranger
Comes to rescue when there's nothing much around. Not a great one, but doesn't bore either. Predictability shouldn't be an issue. Fine for TP.
Film Crazy
I genuinly did not understand this movie! It was the most confused and poorly written script that just lacked everything! You have some of the best names in the… More
Cast: Colin Farrell, Keira Knightley, David Thewlis, Anna Friel, Ben Chaplin, Ray Winstone, Eddie Marsan, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Stephen Graham, Ophelia Lovibond,… More
Chris Weber
Oscar winning screenwriter William Monahan (The Departed) decides to take a spin in the director's chair, and the result is London Boulevard, a slick and… More
Cynthia S.
Subtitles are a must here. Visually fantastic "gangster" film with a really good story, and great soundtrack....and though the ending was surprising,… More