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|Gangster No 1|
Actors: Malcolm McDowell, David Thewlis, Paul Bettany, Saffron Burrows, Kenneth Cranham
Director: Paul McGuigan
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
This glinting, scalding gangland phantasmagoria offers a sort of funhouse-mirror refraction of the life and career of a British hooligan so elemental in his right villainy that he's merely identified as "Gangster." The act... more »
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B. Woracker | UK | 04/24/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Truly Remarkable, British Film. I have watched this film 18 times but I still love it. It will have you crying, cringing, laughing, and watching over and over again.
Paul Bettany's character is completely opposite to the one he plays in Wimbledon, which proves that he has talent to pull off the challenging task of acting out gangsta's role. A man that takes the meaning of 'gangsta' to a new level, that is both clever yet twisted.
The film which is based in 1960's London, has trembling violence and a storyline that will keep you enthralled until the very end. This story of greed, rationale and revenge, is British cinemas' version of Scarface, but is more realistic and not for the faint-hearted.
Be warned, if you are used to Hollywood fake gangsta's that are loveable rogues, then this is not for you. For all those others that enjoy realistic gangsta's with no compassion, no remorse just pure dedication then ths is your No.1 - Gangster No.1.
It looks like one of those great '60s British gangster movie
Alan P. Berger | 01/09/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"...only it's new. Directed by Paul McGuigan in 2000 it's a bit underrated. It's hard gangster like Long Good Friday, The Krays, the acting and writing great and the period work flawless. It feels like a film made back then. It's an early film of this director who's also done Lucky #Slevin, also worth seeing. In any case, I consider this one a keeper."
It makes me wonder...
Robert of Niagara | Niagara Falls, Ontario Canada | 01/20/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"....when some reviewers call this one of the worst or worst movies they have seen.
Not a bad Brit 'gangster' movie. No it is not the Godfather.
Brit gangster films are different. My fave being The Long Good Friday with Bob Hoskins.
Interesting character studies of the leading 3 players."