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) | 3 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 (

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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?


Coach (Colin Farrell) was originally going to have four fingers on one hand. See more »


The small encased gold gun that was given to Mickey Pearson comes with six bullets, Rosalind even mentions this when seeing it. Right before she raises the gun then stands and shoots the two men you can see the six bullets still in the case, she never loads it. See more »


Dry Eye: I understand you're getting out.
Mickey Pearson: Getting out. Getting out of what? Bed? My head? The closet? Don't flirt with me, Dry Eye. I'm a busy man.
Dry Eye: I hear you're getting out of the game. And I would like you to consider an offer.
Mickey Pearson: Look, I'm going to stop you right there, so you don't waste any more of your precious breath, young man. This is not a discussion for the two of us. Unlike the salt and pepper, it's not on the table. I am not for sale. And even if I was, you're several zeros short. Now, you may be...
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Crazy Credits

The closing 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 »


Count Your Blessings
Written by Jonah Elijah Swilley, Mattiel (as Atina Mattiel Brown), Randy Michael
Performed by Mattiel
Courtesy of Burger Records
By arrangement with Natural Energy Lab
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What an excellent film
1 January 2020 | by johntenneson-44812See all my reviews

Every now and again I go to the cinema and watch a film that grabs my attention straight away and keeps it right to the end. This is one of those films. What entertainment! Better than anything else I have seen for a considerable time.

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Release Date:

24 January 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Gentlemen See more »


Box Office


$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,651,884, 26 January 2020

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2.39 : 1
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