RocknRolla – Review

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Last night I watched the new Guy Ritchie film RocknRolla, which is basically a heist film set in the seedy London underworld.  The real estate market boom has caused underworld types to go from standard drugs and illegal betting to controlling how people buy land and get zoned.  There is lots of money to be made if you have your hands in every piece of the pie.

I won’t go into the details, suffice it to say two roughnecks get played by the local crime boss and end up owing 2 million Euros and have to hold up a money transfer to pay it back, which unfortunately belongs to even nastier people.

It was a fun movie with a decent twist, and very Ritchie-esque feel to it.  I disagree with some people that the Guy Ritchie treatement was put on a film that didn’t need it.  This doesn’t feel like Snatch, other than there is a heist and some anti-hero main characters.  What I consider the Ritchie treatment is roughly four stories which are loosely bound together by one thing and all the stories are told simultaneously and come together at the end.  This movie is very linear and the stories are interwoven in a way that makes sense for this sort of local underworld.

Summary: I think it’s definately worth it to go see, especially so if you like a good Guy Ritchie heist flick.

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