Layer Cake, a metaphor of mobster hierarchy & difficulties to go through the layers to the top of the cake. Once you are in this 'business', you can't simply stop & retire. This is British Cinema at it's best; fun/persiflage, intelligence & tense. Brilliant actings of all cast, good script & directing. "The meekest man can't remain at peace, if that displeases the quarrelsome neighbour." (F. Schiller/Wilhelm Tell).
Opera prima di Vaughn,che risente molto dell'inesperienza e a il difetto principale di voler gestire troppi filoni e troppi personaggi,senza avere la mano necessaria a farlo.Quasi tutto in soggettiva,con un taglio gangster che non sale troppo e un'ambientazione british che tende ad elegantire il tutto. Il finale è chiaramente Carlitos' Way,ma non so se sia un omaggio a De Palma....esordio sufficiente.
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!
This is a good Youtube movie. There are some great bits of dialogue and narration that draw you in but the movie as a whole was not worth the time. Just watch the important clips on Youtube. I didn't read the book but my suspicion is that it is better than the movie. Not worth the 105 minutes.
A surprisingly splendid and sleek British gangster film. It emerges from the shadows of the million or so crap similar films made post-Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels to put itself forward as the very best recent example that we have managed to produce. Also, put Colm Meaney in more films.