"You're born, you take shit. You get out in the world, you take more shit. You climb a little higher, you take less shit. Till one day you're up in the rarefied atmosphere and you've forgotten what shit even looks like. Welcome to the layer cake son." -Eddie Temple
This is a very underrated film and one of the best gangsters movies to come out in the last fifteen years. This is Daniel Craig at his most badass, pre-James Bond. The rest of the cast is great too and it feels like a more refined Guy Ritchie film.
Craig in pre-Bond years. Those out-of-this-world perfect-blue-sky blue eyes of his. The film's sick editing and its neat score. Hard drugs to be catered in malls in the near future is a very 'thinking outside the box' idea/concept. The sniper sniping the sniper+blood on leaves (did you watch this before doing Django, Tarantino?)He really thought he could out-live them but they pulled him "back in"> no escape, son!
surprisingly boring, shallow, heavy on the clichés.
did hope for an active, dynamic storyline which wouldn't provoke an "i'm looking at the walls because they seem so interesting at the moment" effect.
A fantastic opening is dragged down by gangster cliches. I hate when gangsters are forced to arbitrarily betray people just because they are gangsters and that is what they do. If you betrayed everyone you did deals with then nobody would deal with you anymore.