Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
At the point RocknRolla was released it’s fair to say that Guy Richie was very much considered to be ‘done’ in movies. Swept Away and Revolver were both critical (and commercial) flops and Hollywood was about to walk away on what was, at least once, a promising career. But then RocknRolla came along returning the director back to his Lock Stock and Snatch gangster routes and all was forgiven (well at least until King Arthur but that’s a different story). It’s a fun film – with a great cast including a young Tom Hardy and a game Gerard Butler, that takes Richie’s usual twisting narrative & smart dialogue and sensibly matures it for a new audience. 13 years on it holds up really well (maybe except to the whole gay Bob stuff) and once again delivers a great soundtrack. Richie is always at his best when he plays in this world and as a fan I’m all for that. Now will we EVER get the The Real RocknRolla?
Best Bit: The soundtrack
Worth A Rewatch: Yes. It holds up well
If You Liked this Try: Lock Stock And Two Smoking Barrels, Snatch, The Gentlemen