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7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 25 Ratings

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  3. Negative: 3 out of 25

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  1. Aug 4, 2011
    6
    Enjoyable tale of a aging London gangsters reminiscent look back upon his violent rise from muscle man to top dog through the 1960's and 1970's. Well acted all around and Paul Bettany plays the role of a psychotic young hood brilliantly. Well worth a watch.
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60

Mixed or average reviews - based on 15 Critics

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  1. Positive: 10 out of 15
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  1. 38
    See it only for Paul Bettany's performance.
  2. A canny, derivative, wildly gruesome portrait of a London sociopath who's the scariest of sadists, in part because he's also a very courtly one.
  3. The movie's key asset is young Bettany as a worthy successor to the "Clockwork Orange" tradition of McDowell. With Bettany, a star is born, even if his character is horrific.