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The Gentlemen (2019)

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An American expat tries to sell off his highly profitable marijuana empire in London, triggering plots, schemes, bribery and blackmail in an attempt to steal his domain out from under him.


Guy Ritchie


Guy Ritchie (story by), Ivan Atkinson (story by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Matthew McConaughey ... Michael Pearson
Charlie Hunnam ... Ray
Michelle Dockery ... Rosalind Pearson
Jeremy Strong ... Matthew
Lyne Renée ... Jackie
Colin Farrell ... Coach
Henry Golding ... Dry Eye
Tom Wu ... Lord George
Chidi Ajufo ... Bunny
Hugh Grant ... Fletcher
Simon R. Barker Simon R. Barker ... Frazier (as Simon Barker)
Eddie Marsan ... Big Dave
Jason Wong ... Phuc
John Dagleish ... Hammy
Jordan Long ... Barman


A talented American graduate of Oxford, using his unique skills, and audacity, creates a marijuana empire using the estates of impoverished British aristocrats. However, when he tries to sell his empire to a fellow American billionaire, a chain of events unfolds, involving blackmail, deception, mayhem and murder between street thugs, Russian oligarchs, Triad gangsters and gutter journalists. Written by Peter-Patrick76 (peter-patrick@mail.com)

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Criminal. Class.


Action | Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language throughout, sexual references and drug content | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


Second time Matthew McConaughey has played a character named Mickey. He plays Mick Haller in The Lincoln Lawyer (2011). Also this is the third Guy Ritchie film to feature a character named Mickey. Brad Pitt plays Mickey, a bare-knuckle boxer in Snatch (2000). Ludacris plays a Mickey as well in RocknRolla (2008). See more »


About 16+ min. into the film: to illustrate how small Britain is, its territory is overlaid onto a map of North America. The Canadian province of New Brunswick (NB) is colour-coded as if it belongs to the United States. See more »


Mickey Pearson: Making a splash with the gentry.
Matthew: Oh, I like to make a splash whenever possible.
Mickey Pearson: Well, you also seem to understand the significance of a proper attire.
Matthew: Indeed I do. I believe a sense of ownership is vital in every aspect of life, perhaps never more so than when it comes to wardrobe. For every look there is a season, and for every season a strategy.
Fletcher: [voice over] Now starts the alpha dance. They're not really talking about clothes, Raymond. Oh, f**king no. They're like a pair of old doggies sniffing ...
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Crazy Credits

The MMA students' music video plays during the closing credits. See more »


Brothers on the Slide
Written by Julian Chapman, Basil Swabe
Performed by Cymande
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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User Reviews

This film is GOOD and almost GREAT
2 January 2020 | by cjseerySee all my reviews

When all the critic reports come out and the inevitable 'mediocre' scorings appear don't be worried: this is a very good film and Ritchie is back to his best.

Snatch is a favourite of mine and I must say that this film surpasses it, in story, tone and cinematography. The twists are good, the jokes are great but what stands out are the performances. A 'star studded cast' seems to be the highlight of every movie nowadays but let me tell you, the majority of the performances in this film are oscar worthy and pure gold. I say majority of course because Jeremy Strong enlisted one of the worst acting performances I've seen this decade!

It is by far a better tribute to cinema than that 'Once upon a time' nonsense and I urge you to see this film.

The only drawback for me is the third act. Too many pipes are introduced late in the film which contributes to a somewhat lacklustre and crammed finale. But apart from that a solid film.

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Release Date:

24 January 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office


$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,651,884, 26 January 2020

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs




Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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