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5.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 22 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 22
  2. Negative: 5 out of 22

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  1. Aug 24, 2014
    6
    The film had less to do with Mitchel's attempt to redeem his ways after getting out of prison, and finding a job protecting a disturbed former star, Charlotte (Kiera Knightley), than it had to do with Mitchel's battle in the underworld, avenging a friend.

    Mitchel's relationship to Charlotte was all in all rather hasty and not very deep. Charlotte's friend/agent/whatever Jordan (David
    Thewlis) was also a bit hard to figure out, although I liked him.

    The gangster side of the movie was bloody, a bit hard to follow, and consumed in the end everything in its way. The plot wasn't all that smooth, and the acting was okay, but not brilliant or anything. A nice film for anyone who enjoys seeing Colin Farrell, but I am left with a feeling that they could have done so much more with this by actually sticking with the Mitchel/Charlotte storyline.
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  2. Dec 7, 2012
    4
    A cool, likable film that feels better than it really is. I liked the vast majority of the movie, the script, cast, style, etc., it's just a boring film that never grabbed my attention like so many other films of its genre have.
  3. Feb 28, 2012
    7
    This review contains spoilers. Good movie, could have been great. Ending really left me gutted!! Nice twist ....but not nice if you know what I mean!? Farrell was better than his usual self, albeit playing his stereotypical role. Collapse
Metascore
52

Mixed or average reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Reviewed by: Betsy Sharkey
    Nov 12, 2011
    50
    That the plot is the problem comes as something of a surprise given Monahan's pedigree. The well-regarded screenwriter ("Body of Lies," "Kingdom of Heaven") won an Oscar for the deliciously conflicted cops and crime twister of 2006's "The Departed."
  2. Reviewed by: Kyle Smith
    Nov 11, 2011
    75
    Take a stroll down London Boulevard if you enjoy surly, smart, hard-edged British crime movies like "Sexy Beast" and "Croupier."
  3. Reviewed by: Stephen Holden
    Nov 10, 2011
    40
    Cultivation and fine manners are nowhere to be found in the foul urban cesspool of William Monahan's London Boulevard. This palpitating mess of a movie certainly doesn't lack for pungent atmosphere.