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Guy Ritchie returns to form with this cockney crime caper starring Gerard Butler and Tom Wilkinson. Lenny Cole (Wilkinson) is a bungling London crime boss who calls the shots ...Read more
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A STORY OF ROCK'N'ROLL OR ROCK'N"BORE?!?
Features Acotrs:Gerard Butler,Thandie Newton,Idris Elba,Karel Roden,Tony Kebbell,Mark Strong,Jeremy Piven and Chris Bridges
Running time:115 Min.
Rating:R

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RocknRolla (DVD, 2009, Special Edition)

Guy Ritchie, Gerard Butler, Tom Wilkinson|Theatrical release: 2008 | Rating: R (MPAA)

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Guy Ritchie returns to form with this cockney crime caper starring Gerard Butler and Tom Wilkinson. Lenny Cole (Wilkinson) is a bungling London crime boss who calls the shots in London's underworld. We learn all about Lenny from Archie (Mark Strong)--his second in command--who serves as the film's sly narrator. When a wealthy Russian property dealer by the name of Uri (Karel Roden) looks to Lenny for help on a major new deal, Lenny is eager to assist (for a very large fee, of course). Uri agrees to pay, and as a show of faith, he insists that Lenny borrow his "lucky painting." Uri then asks his accountant, Stella (Thandie Newton), to transfer the money to Lenny, but things quickly go awry when two crooks known as Mumbles (Idris Elba) and One Two (Butler) intercept the money before it reaches him. To make matters worse, the lucky painting has mysteriously been stolen, and the number one suspect is a crack-addicted pop star, Johnny Quid, who is presumed dead. Violent hijinks ensue as Lenny desperately tries to locate the painting, Uri calls in some sadistic thugs to recover his money, and Johnny Quid suddenly resurfaces. Men are battered with golf clubs, fed to crawfish, and attacked with machetes, and a surprise twist ending neatly ties up the whole bloody mess.Fans of Ritchie will likely be very pleased to see him return to his S*****-style of filmmaking. ROCKNROLLA has the same frenetic, humorous edge as the film that made him famous, though critics might complain that this particular style is starting to look a little dusty. Regardless, ROCKNROLLA features many fine performances, and once you get past the rather slow beginning, it kicks off into an entertaining and amusing romp., In ROCKNROLLA, London's criminals learn of a scheme that makes them see dollar signs and they'll do anything to pad their pockets with the loot. S***** director Guy Ritchie populates this action film with memorable characters played by the likes of Gerard Butler, Thandie Newton, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Jeremy Piven, Idris Elba, and Tom Wilkinson.


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Edition:Special Edition
Number of Discs:1
Rating:R (MPAA)
Film Country:USA
UPC:883929037506


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Genre:Action/Adventure
Format:DVD
Display Format:Special Edition

eBay Product ID: EPID71854499

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4 stars out of 5 -- "Ritchie isn't reverting -- he's progressing, bolting this new, stranger, stronger visual style onto the kind of shaggy-dog tale that made him..."
Empire - Damon Wise (10/01/2008)

"ROCKNROLLA takes director Guy Ritchie back to London's gritty streets....There's plenty of mayhem and bullet-ridden violence, some of it quite jolting. Still, the film is punctuated with moments of dark humor."
USA Today - Claudia Puig (10/08/2008)

"Ritchie dials down the pace, soaking up the atmosphere....Ritchie whisks you along on a whirlwind tour, but he's not averse to putting on the brakes long enough to admire some of his favorite attractions."
Los Angeles Times - Sam Adams (10/08/2008)

"ROCKNROLLA is a 21st century version of Guy Ritchie's earlier films. The banter is wittier; the criminals are slicker, sexier, and more devious; and the soundtrack is more rock 'n' roll than ever."
Premiere - Jenni Miller (10/30/2008)

5 stars out of 5 -- "ROCKNROLLA is simply a blast, a gleeful romp from start to finish, and by far Ritchie's strongest, most assured movie to date."
Box Office - Pam Grady (11/01/2008)

"Gerard Butler, from 300, uses his burly, earthy gruffness to ground the movie, and he's surrounded by terrific actors." -- Grade: B+
Entertainment Weekly - Owen Gleiberman (10/17/2008)

4 stars out of 5 -- "The casting, acting, dialogue and direction are career bests, essaying a touch that comes with experience."
Total Film - Aubrey Day (01/01/2009)

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A STORY OF ROCK'N'ROLL OR ROCK'N"BORE?!?

Created: 22/02/09
Features Acotrs:Gerard Butler,Thandie Newton,Idris Elba,Karel Roden,Tony Kebbell,Mark Strong,Jeremy Piven and Chris Bridges
Running time:115 Min.
Rating:R

Tom Wilkinson stars as Lenny Cole, an old school gangster turned businessman who’s made his millions in real estate. When two fellow crooks – One Two (Gerard Butler) and Mumbles (Idris Elba) – try to do the same, they’re unknowingly screwed over by Cole and then forced to return his part of the investment or suffer the consequences. Meanwhile, Cole has just inked another property deal with a Russian named Uri (Karel Roden) who needs help cutting through some red tape, and as a sign of his appreciation, he allows Cole to borrow his lucky painting until the deal is complete. When the money meant for Cole is stolen by One Two and Mumbles in an ironic twist of fate, however, the deal is forced into limbo. The situation is made even worse when Uri’s painting is stolen by a junkie rock star named Johnny Quid (Tony Kebbell), prompting Cole to send his right-hand man Archie (Mark Strong) after Quid’s former managers (Jeremy Piven and Chris Bridges) in order to track down the presumed dead RocknRolla.
If you’re not completely overwhelmed yet, there’s a good chance you will be as even more characters are introduced into the fold, including an untrustworthy accountant (Thandie Newton) and a pair of seemingly indestructible Russian thugs. Still, the story is never so complex that you won’t understand what’s going on. Those familiar with Ritchie’s work know that his films operate in a Seinfeldian fashion – with several smaller stories converging into one big story the further along it gets – and this time around, Ritchie doesn't waste any time in putting the gears into motion. The film is also just as funny, action-packed and thrilling as “Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels” and “Snatch,” but it’s not nearly as hyper-stylized. That isn’t to say that “RocknRolla” isn’t stamped with Ritchie’s trademark visual style, but he’s clearly matured in the way it’s utilized. There are no more fancy camera tricks just for the sake of looking cool, but rather more unique sequences (like one where he uses onscreen text to relay a muted discussion) that don't feel as out of place.

All the glitter and gloss in the world could be applied to the final product and it still wouldn’t make "RocknRolla" as appealing as its eccentric cast of characters does. This movie was boring from the begining, but does get more action the more you watch.I rented it hoping that with all the great actors it would be more better, but I felt dissapointed.Hope this helps you decide.Thanks for reading! :)
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I don't know what people are talking about.

Created: 28/02/09
I don't know how people can see this movie isn't good. So far every Guy Ritchie film I have seen has been five stars. I think some people just need not watch films that don't appeal to them in the first place. Some people have to use big words to review films on here and they think they have to review every film. Some have never seen some of the films they review all the way through because they say they got bored half way through. Every part of the movie can not be totally crazy with excitement or there would be no climax. If you like Snatch or Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels you will love this movie. I'M buying it anyway. Don't be close minded and listen to these people that probably watch the outstanding explosions, guns blazing, getting shot 93 times and living through it, or unrealistic adventure movies This is a great movie and that's all there is to it. I'M buying it anyway.
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rocknrolla

Created: 09/03/09
I loved it. I actually liked it as much as Snatch. The storyline was familiar, but still entertaining. Ritchie's new characters are just as memorable as his others in the past. I loved the contrast of the "Wild Bunch." The dance was my favorite scene and "sausage and beans" was a close second. The movie moved, the characters were all colorful, and the soundtrack was fabulous. The British and Scottish accents only added to the humor. The more times that you watch it, the more you love it!
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One of The Best Films of 2008

Created: 21/02/09
I don't know what movie the other reviewer saw, but it wasn't "RocknRolla." This was easily one of the best films of 2008 (& it showed up on many critics lists) but suffered from a horrible marketing campaign. The previous reviewer complained that it jumps all over (and it does!) but the average eight-year-old would have no trouble following it. For those that like films with an edge and that the viewer actually has to invest some thought it, it's an absolute blast. And the soundtrack is killer!
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RocknRolla

Created: 17/08/09
A phenomenal film filled with humor, violence and a mystery. Dark and clever with highly likable and relatable characters. One of the best death/action scenes I've even seen and some bright new English talent. Need to buy it to watch it again and again.
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