“The genie is out of the bottle. The motormouthed magician of whom I speak is Guy Ritchie.
“The Gentlemen finds the unlikely director of Aladdin v.2019 released from Disneyland to return to his distinctly loquacious crooks played by distinctly memorable actors.
“It’s the milieu that made him, and still the one that uses his gifts for language and misdirection best.
“If The Man from U.N.C.L.E. hadn’t been so good (and so sadly underseen), I’d say he should never be allowed to make a movie for more than $50 million.
“The Gentlemen (a right bollocks title, that) feels like an unofficial sequel to Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels, the low-budget, high-energy 1998 debut that brought Ritchie international acclaim.”
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