Layer Cake

Metascore
73

Generally favorable reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 30
  2. Negative: 0 out of 30
Watch On
  1. 60
    The result is so intoxicating, it hardly matters that you've heard it all before.
  2. Craig's got the stuff but the ending of this cake is soggy for its protagonist and audience.
  3. 58
    Lively, cheeky, dense and, ultimately, too flip, clever and torturously twisted to be fully engrossing.
  4. What's abundantly clear is how far this kind of moviemaking has come from any knowledge of real criminal life; it's a geek's ineffectual daydream of mayhem.
  5. 50
    A lot of the problem is that the picture's protagonist is both naive and foul.
  6. One of those crime flicks besotted with its own plot.
User Score
9.0

Universal acclaim- based on 178 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 29
  2. Negative: 1 out of 29
  1. WesM
    Jul 28, 2008
    10
    The ultimate synthesis of recent British crime classis; the seriousness, characterization and aesthetics of Sexy Beast and the loopy, The ultimate synthesis of recent British crime classis; the seriousness, characterization and aesthetics of Sexy Beast and the loopy, multilayered plotting and style of Lock Stock... and Snatch. Very highly recommended. Full Review »
  2. JackT.
    Feb 19, 2008
    10
    The Greatest Gangster Thriller I have Ever Seen
  3. AdamC.
    Feb 4, 2008
    10
    too good