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The Gentlemen

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Posted on July 19, 2020 at 08:39:07
Mike B.
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This is a recent Guy Ritchie directed film. Excellent cast, decent acting. I have had a hit and miss rating of Ritchie's films. Mostly misses.
This one had a plot with many twists, but one I could follow. The ruthless dealings of high dollar underworld criminals. I found it to be a good use of my two hours.
My viewing was of the blu-ray disc from Netflix.


 

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I might have to check that out...., posted on July 19, 2020 at 15:41:58
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I was unimpressed with Ritchie's films until I saw Aladdin.... I liked that one.

 

After seeing it BIG . . ., posted on July 19, 2020 at 16:33:12
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I knew I had to have the disk. I really appreciate Ritchie's dialog most of the time. But, as you said, he doesn't always hit the target.

 

Guy Richie seems like the British Tarantino, posted on July 19, 2020 at 23:57:37
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All that hip gangsta colloquial.

 

"Lock, Stock, and Two-smoking Barrels" , posted on July 20, 2020 at 06:29:15
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I think is his best both for plot movement, characters, and dialogue. "Snatch" similarly was good with a movie-stealin' bit from Brad Pitt. After that, he seemed to lose his way---perhaps the post-Madonna blues that affected Sean Penn, also. "Gentlemen" seemed a little forced, the dialogue not as witty, just nastier.

 

Been on the wire about that, good cast, agree about GR. Thanks, gonna watch it... N/T, posted on July 20, 2020 at 10:22:43
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"Once this was all Black Plasma and Imagination"-Michael McClure



 

RE: "Lock, Stock, and Two-smoking Barrels" , posted on July 20, 2020 at 10:32:02
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Probably his best. 'Snatch', for me, was ruined by Pitt's Pikey performance. I actually liked 'Robin Hood' for the direction and dialog. All his scripts seem to be a lesson on finessing the English language.

 

RE: Guy Richie seems like the British Tarantino, posted on July 20, 2020 at 16:52:05
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It has frustrated me being a American and not understanding the slang and torture of words. What they called The King's English or high English is absent.
That is less prevalent in this one. He does seem to love their criminal element.


 

I think Richie overdoes the Brit colloquial, posted on July 20, 2020 at 20:04:29
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Some of those slang expressions are probably from a local group of people.
Yes it's a bit to swallow and I like to have subtitles on. Even then, I have to pause to figure out what they were intending to say. I had to do that on Sexy Beast. The criminal element has some pretty unusial language of its own.

Some I like are:
'stool pidgeon'
'a little birdy told me'

I prefer Richie to Tarantino.
'im not a rat'
'sent up a kite', and lots on squealers

 

I really dislike Guy Ritchie, posted on July 21, 2020 at 12:15:46
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But this was ok.








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RE: I really dislike Guy Ritchie, posted on July 22, 2020 at 07:21:46
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My recommending of this one might be due to the heavy percentage of his films I disliked? Pleasant surprise.



 

Tarantino is a master; Guy R is an entertaining, one-trick pony. "Kill Bill." , posted on July 22, 2020 at 13:17:13
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Both films I and II are brilliant for many reasons that, if I need to mention them, are pointless. "Jackie Brown:" a modern day noir with amazing performances from DeNiro, Fonda, Jackson.

Intricacy of plots, unforgivable characters, unmatched brilliance of dialogue, skillful manipulation of time---- Richie ain't got any of this. it's like comparing a dime-store novel to Raymond Chandler.

 

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