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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.

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Guy Ritchie

Writers:

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
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Storyline

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.

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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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Trivia

Working titles were "Toff Guys" and "Bush". See more »

Goofs

In the closing credits, immediately under "Standby Carpenter", it says "Standy Rigger"-this should be "Standby Rigger". See more »

Quotes

Fletcher: He explodes on the scene like a millennial fucking firecracker. Bang, bang, bang, bang!
Ray: I'm going to have to stop you right there, Fletcher. That doesn't sound like the Dry Eye I know.
Fletcher: Just making sure you're paying attention, Raymond. So let's cut instead to a somewhat anticlimactic, but suave and debonair Dry Eye, like a Chinese James Bond.
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Crazy Credits

The credits scroll for about one minute. After that, the full uncensored music video for the in-film song "Box in the Bush" by the Toddlers plays on one side of the screen, with the credits on the other side. See more »

Connections

References The Godfather (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

Vitamin C
Written by Michael Karoli, Jaki Liebezeit, Irmin Schmidt, Holger Czukay, Damo Suzuki (as Kenji Suzuki)
Performed by Can
Courtesy of Spoon Records
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Hugh, you beautiful phuker, I wanted to play the ukelele with your lips
20 January 2020 | by paulspencer-90394See all my reviews

You could practice with your hands for exactly the same amount of hours, but that still wouldn't make you Liberace. Some people, whether its cooking, tennis, or snooker, seem to put balls in pockets with ease. And so it is with some actors.

In this film, High Grant and Colin Farrell shine, and they have some big hitters around them.

If you've seen a Guy Ritchie film before, you know exactly what you are getting. Fast edits, narrative overlay in slow motion, punchy dialogue with multiple storylines, and this film does the usual. In some ways its directing style detracts from the film as a whole. Static camera, actors on their marks, quick shots, twenty cuts, fast speaking, and Ritchie letting you know you are watching a Ritchie film. But I still like it.

And the reason was Hugh and Colin. They shine in every scene, no matter where they are in the shot, you cant help but look at them, If there is a sequel, make it about these two, the Sutch and Bumdance of London, and it will win everything.


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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 January 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,651,884, 26 January 2020

Gross USA:

$36,296,853

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$114,996,853
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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