The Gentlemen

critic Reviews

74% Fresh Tomatometer Score74%
  • It may not win writer-director Guy Ritchie many new converts, but for those already attuned to the filmmaker's brash wavelength, The Gentlemen stands tall.
  • Rotten Tomatometer Score
    David SimsThe Atlantic
    For all its energy and vulgarity, The Gentlemen is a slog, a tedious and unnecessarily unpleasant tour of ground that Ritchie's already covered.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Scott MarksSan Diego Reader
    Telegraphing dialogue, Tarantino-speak tributes, and a third act plot logjam are tantamount to bringing ants to the picnic, but there's enough repellent on board so as not to bother or distract too much.
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  • Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Jake CoyleAssociated Press
    It's not that Ritchie's film doesn't have some zip... But the movie time and time again exalts the gallantry of its gentlemen heroes at the expense of those unlike them. It gives this glass of Gritchie's English Lore a bitter taste.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Asher LubertoL.A. Weekly
    The Gentleman marks a return to Ritchie's prima donna days (his literal pre-Madonna days), when his flair and flamboyant style was front and center.
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  • Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Gary M. KramerSalon.com
    This crass, witless, and unpleasant attempt at comedy showcases Ritchie's lack of sense and taste. As two characters agree after looking at the bestiality video, "You can't unsee it." But one does not have to look at it in the first place.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Christy LemireFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    There's a very self-aware element to [Matthew McConaughey's] performance and to this film -- for the better. This is a great return to form for Guy Ritchie.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Lauren VenezianiWBAL-TV
    Director Guy Ritchie's newest film is funny, clever, and features a commanding performance from Charlie Hunnam.
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    Bob ChipmanEscapist Magazine
    God damn if Guy Ritchie isn't still better than anyone else on the planet at making exactly this movie.
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    Elsa Fernández-SantosEl Pais (Spain)
    The presence of Grant, Charlie Hunnam, and of the always great Mathew McConaughey make it easier to digest so many different dishes. [Full Review in Spanish]
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    MontiLee StormerMovieReelist.com
    You don't feel dumber for having seen this. It feels human, a hard sell for an over the top movie, mistakes get made, reactions feel genuine, and not one bit feels out of bounds.
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