Clever, funny, and scary; but above all else...fucking cool.
One of the most original gangster films I've seen in ages. Funny and terrifying at the same time, featuring some memorable dialogues involving the words "Fuck" and "Cunt".
Movie that introduced me to Ray Winstone. One of the coolest flicks around, everything about this movie makes me happy (soundtrack, script, performance, the whole shebang). A great gangster film, but a better love story.
Kingsley's character Don Logan is an obvious antecedent to Ralph Fiennes' character Harry from 'In Brughes'. Also, Ian McShane may be the most intimidating dude ever
Sir Ben Kingsley is far more convincing here, than Terence Stamp (The Limey) as a cockney gangster type.
With witty camerawork, a script that walks on water, and memorable performances from Ray Winstone, Ian McShane, and (cussing a blue-streak into immortality) Ben Kingsley, this might be the greatest heist flick ever made. If only the unsurpassed Asphalt Jungle didn't exist.
Kingsley - whoa ♥ but it's all good
I love the quick cut of the scenes, it leaves the film with a strange flow throughout. I'd agree that Kingsley really does steal the show, his totally unstable character turns the film into a great that would otherwise have been pretty mediocre (storywise, obviously the shots in this film are fantastic)
An auspicious debut for Glazer. Kingsley owns the movie whenever he shows up.
This would be an extremely average crime film if it wasn't for the chemistry between Kingsley and Winstone.
Though I loved Kingsley in it, the second half of the movie is where the gold's at.
This films feel small, and that's a good thing. Taut and brilliantly acted, Winstone and Kingsley's "negotiations" are terrifying and entertaining all at once. I was always glad the heist storyline played second fiddle to the dark character moments.
"Sir" Ben Kingsley is mightily amusing in this film.
Instant classic in my books. I love it. Perfect story, perfect characters, perfect looks, fantastic. Ben Kingsley is amazing in the role. Recommend this highly.
recommends watch'n this after watch'n Gandhi
I will never get why this film is so great. I remember watching it a few years ago and finding it preposterous. I mean, Kingsley, along with everyone else was good, but the whole plot was just too contrived and out there.
Oh my god, Ben Kinsley! He is so frightening, so taciturn, so unpredictable, in this surprising little gangster film, he takes your breath away. Be that as it may. The rest of the cast is top notch, led by Ray Winstone, Ian McShane, and the, wonderfully sleazy, James Fox. The direction is great and the heist is one of the best on film. I was so surprised, I didn't know what to expect, and I was knocked out! See it!