RocknRolla

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  • Summary: RocknRolla is a story of sex, thugs and rock 'n roll. The action comedy takes a dangerous ride into high crime and low life in contemporary London, where real estate has supplanted drugs as the biggest market, and criminals are its most enthusiastic entrepreneurs. But for anyone looking toRocknRolla is a story of sex, thugs and rock 'n roll. The action comedy takes a dangerous ride into high crime and low life in contemporary London, where real estate has supplanted drugs as the biggest market, and criminals are its most enthusiastic entrepreneurs. But for anyone looking to get in - from small-time crook One Two to shady Russian billionaire Uri Obomavich - there's only one man to see: Lenny Cole. (Warner Bros.) Collapse
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 28
  2. Negative: 4 out of 28
  1. Ritchie concocts a crime-jungle demimonde that's organically linked to the real world, and it's a damn fun one to visit.
  2. Reviewed by: Jenni Miller
    75
    Though the plot has a few too many holes in it, the sheer fun of RockNRolla makes it easy to overlook such quibbles. Butler will make you forget all about "Sparta."
  3. 75
    Although the characters are all cartoons, Ritchie still invests them with enough personality to make them stand out as real people, which is what makes RocknRolla much more involving than your typical Tarantino ripoff.
  4. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    63
    A well-acted and attitudinal action movie, a return to Ritchie's trademark "Mockney" style, which takes amusing and twisted turns.
  5. If only RocknRolla's characters were at all believable - even in the context of its own cartoon universe.
  6. On the plus side, the actors - especially Butler and Wilkinson - work overtime to pump some extra life into the self-conscious script.
  7. Frenetic and self-conscious to the point of tedium.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 36 out of 53
  2. Negative: 6 out of 53
  1. Jun 14, 2013
    10
    Best movie ever
  2. RowanF
    Jun 29, 2009
    10
    VS.D, sorry, but go f**k yourself. Rocknrolla may in fact be the EXACT opposite to what you said. If you are considering seeing this film VS.D, sorry, but go f**k yourself. Rocknrolla may in fact be the EXACT opposite to what you said. If you are considering seeing this film then you MUST do so! It is one of the greatest, most interesting, thrilling, satisfying movies ever. The story has some great unexpected twists and literally kept me on the edge of my seat all the way through, ok so its a little complicated but if you stick with it then you'll love it. The action sequences are awesome and original and I wouldn't swap just one of them for the ALL of the action sequences in Quantom of Solace. Plus the acting and characters are truly superb. All of it comes together to form something so unbelievably amazing that you simply HAVE to see it. Half of these reviewers are talking out of their asses, i'm not even sure we were watching the same movie! Expand
  3. nate
    Mar 23, 2009
    9
    I like it how so many people say this movie is boring. You would have to be an idiot to even fathom that! its a fast paced action thriller I like it how so many people say this movie is boring. You would have to be an idiot to even fathom that! its a fast paced action thriller with good action and well crafted humor. Excited to see the next installment!!!! Expand
  4. titza
    Mar 10, 2009
    8
    Come on, it's a really funny, exciting movie, with a awesome sountrack.
  5. Jun 12, 2011
    7
    This movie was so much better then I though that it would be. I remember seeing previews for it and thinking it would be just horrible. AfterThis movie was so much better then I though that it would be. I remember seeing previews for it and thinking it would be just horrible. After watching the movie I was proved wrong, the story soundtrack, acting, flow, plot were all great. There where only two minors complaints that I had. First it drug on a little in a couple spots and the dance scene was kinda stupid. Otherwise the movie was fantastic, I loved the robbery scene, I don't think I have laughed that hard in a long time. Overall the movie was enjoyable and fun to watch, this is a must see. Expand
  6. Feb 9, 2013
    6
    I enjoyed the movie but I have to be just. The plot was moronic and the characters all one dimensional. The only thing it had going for itselfI enjoyed the movie but I have to be just. The plot was moronic and the characters all one dimensional. The only thing it had going for itself was style. There were a few good scenes but they weren't enough to rescue the movie. Expand
  7. Apr 5, 2011
    0
    Really really boring. Lock Stock was excellent. Snatch was a glossy replica that had a bit of diminished return but still came out good.Really really boring. Lock Stock was excellent. Snatch was a glossy replica that had a bit of diminished return but still came out good. Rocknrolla replicates Snatch and plugs in less lively characters, an equally convoluted plot but one that seems a lot more like running in sand, moving quick but not going anywhere... Thandie Newton plays a Bond girl, Gerard Butler is lame, and Jason Statham stayed home sick for this one. (Not trying to give him props though. Because then there was Revolver.) Expand

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