Metascore
24

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 15
  2. Negative: 12 out of 15
  1. 50
    The film delivers lots of high-pitched hysteria but never manages to make its spoiled protagonists interesting.
  2. 50
    London has a distinct Off-Off-Broadway feel. There's a stagebound quality to its handful of claustrophobic locations, its endless assault of intense coke talk, and its third-rate invocation of David Mamet, David Rabe, and Neil LaBute.
  3. Reviewed by: Tim Grierson
    40
    Perhaps the best compliment that can be paid to Hunter Richards' directorial debut is that it nearly manages to make some of the most irritatingly shallow human beings on Earth seem tragic.
  4. First-time writer-director Hunter Richards? London is even worse torture than it sounds. It includes flashbacks that actually demonstrate just how miserable a jerk the main character is.
  5. Reviewed by: Gregory Kirschling
    33
    At least London nails the inanity of drug-speak - the bathroom chat quickly devolves from God and ''time horizons'' to coprophilia and a truly dumb confessional tirade by Statham - although perhaps this achievement is unintentional.
  6. Reviewed by: Ed Park
    30
    Syd's (Chris Evans) emotional tailspin is embarrassingly banal, and his assertion that "everybody here hates me" quickly applies to the audience as well.
  7. Reviewed by: Michael Phillips
    25
    Newbie director Richards shoots all the women like slabs of meat, and his self-seriousness throughout London--some of it tries to be funny, a lot of it is funny by accident--borders on the delusional.
  8. Reviewed by: Kyle Smith
    25
    Syd is a jerk whose anger does not make him interesting. The only reason to keep watching is because you hope someone will drop a piano on his head.
  9. Reviewed by: Neva Chonin
    25
    If London were a comedy, it just might work. Instead, it's a dead-serious marathon of angst from cool kids old enough to know they're mouthing cliches.
  10. There's absolutely nothing fantastic or transporting about London, an endlessly ponderous relationship picture that also has zilch to do with the British city.
  11. Reviewed by: Laura Kern
    20
    A misfired attempt at provocation and the exploration of philosophical thought, London is little more than an immature display of male bonding on speed.
  12. Reviewed by: Dennis Harvey
    20
    For those who enjoy fashion-model-looking twentysomethings yelling at each other in bathrooms while doing too much cocaine, voila! Heaven is a place called London.
  13. 10
    The awful crank comedy "Spun" (2002) still ranks as the most dehumanizing youth picture of the decade, but this New York drama by first-time director Hunter Richards is a close second.
  14. Reviewed by: Phil Hall
    0
    London is the independent film world's equivalent of a fiasco.
User Score
7.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 25 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 4 out of 11
  1. Jan 2, 2014
    6
    Esta pelicula me gusto, no tanto pero me gusto."London" es una pelicula que en algunos momentos no tiene sentido, es una pelicula con un desarrollo oscuro y mantiene su genero, y eso me gusta. Full Review »
  2. Dec 10, 2012
    0
    I thought with such an interesting cast this movie would get better as I watched it. I was completely wrong. This movie is horrible! It's on par with "Cabin Boy" and at
    least that movie was trying to be funny. The only thing this movie has going for it is the actresses are extremely drop dead hot in it, but even that could save it from the horribly whiny plot. Only watch it to check out the actresses....
    Full Review »
  3. Nov 12, 2012
    3
    I bought this film cheaply from a bargain bin and it was not even worth the five bucks I paid for it in my opinion. It contained the most usages of the word f*** I have ever heard in any film at any time and as such it deserves an all time worst film award. jason Statham does not save this film from being a truly sordid experience to watch. I was surprised that jessica Biel was in this dog also since she is generally in more classy films. The film is more about drug use than anything else and that is also not much of a plot for a film to me. It tries to glamourize/normalize the issue of drug use and fails badly. Full Review »