Movie Reviews

The Gentlemen (2020)

the-gentlemen-movie-poster-review-2020Director: Guy Ritchie

Genre: Action, Crime, Comedy

Runtime: 113 Minutes

Main Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Charlie Hunnam, Michelle Dockery, Jeremy Strong, Colin Farrell, Henry Golding, Hugh Grant, Jason Wong, Eliot Sumner

Plot: Micker Pearson runs a multi-billion drugs business but is looking to sell and move on. He has 2 offers on the table but things get complicated when one of Mickey’s top-secret locations gets raided by a young gang.

My Thoughts: I haven’t gotten around to making any new years resolutions yet but if I did, I think ‘Don’t judge a book by its cover’ would be one of them. Or perhaps, ‘Don’t judge a movie by its trailer’ would be more appropriate. It feels like we’ve had the trailer for The Gentlemen thrust upon us for months now, and every time, although I’ll admit it looked entertaining, I wasn’t convinced it would be a movie I could love. I don’t care for gangster movies and as far as I could see, there wasn’t any kind of solid plot.

How wrong could I be? From an unrecognisable cockney Hugh Grant flirting with world’s sexiest assistant Charlie Hunnam, to Matthew McConaughey not only not irritating me with his face alone but actually being my favourite character, I loved every minute of this. It started out a bit complicated but the story is told via Hugh Grant’s character who talks us through everything, and I quickly caught up.

I do wonder how well it’ll be received out of the UK, only because of the humour. It feels very British to me, with a whole load of f-bombs and c-bombs thrown into almost every sentence. If you’re a fan of movies like In Bruges (2008) – also starring a hilarious Colin Farrell, then you’re going to love this, I think. I don’t know if it’s right to give the first movie of 2020 I saw in the cinema top marks but honestly, it deserves it.


Best Bit: Colin Farrell and his boys. I always forget how funny Colin Farrell is in these dark comedies. The scene at the boxing club where one of his boys complains that another is being racist had me in tears!

Worst Bit: I came into the screen a couple of minutes late, I was starving and the line at Costa was huge, so I think I missed a couple of minutes and like I said, the first few minutes were a bit of an information overload anyway so I panicked for a while thinking I wasn’t going to understand anything.

Fun Trivia: Towards the end of the film Hugh Grant’s “Fletcher” stands in front of a movie poster for The Man from U.N.C.L.E. a previous Guy Ritchie film he also starred in as slick operative “Waverly”.

My Rating: 5 out of 5 perfectly made cups of tea, so beautifully filmed throughout this glorious movie.


17 thoughts on “The Gentlemen (2020)

  1. Wow, a full 5/5. I only remember Avengers, Star Wars and John Wick getting that from you. Very surprising. I think that In Bruges is very underrated and awesome. One of the funnier movies I have ever seen. Although I didn’t like McDonagh’s follow-ups with Seven Psychopaths or Three Billboards.

    I probably won’t be watching this in theaters but I will keep an eye out for it when it comes out on digital.

    P.S. How are you so consistently good at finding fun trivia? You either pay a crazy amount of attention/know a lot of stuff, or you also kind of rely on IMDb trivia or something like that. Your fun trivia never fails to impress since you do it for every single movie somehow.


    1. Oooh okay, so I didn’t like Seven Psychopaths but loved Three Billboards, so I’d be interested to see what you think of The Gentlemen.
      I wish I could claim to be a trivia queen but I just happen to love seeking trivia for the movies I’ve seen. I look through IMDB after writing my post and pick what I find to be the most fun from there.

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  2. Girl you spoiled that cameo 😀 I just read yesterday there’s a secret cameo no one will care about and yikes, seems like it’s the case, maybe Ritchie thinks that movie was a bigger deal than it was


  3. Yay, I’ve been looking forward to this! In Bruges is one of my favourite films, so this is definitely near the top of my watchlist now. 🙂


  4. Nice review! I’ll see anything with Matthew McConaughey, but I’m not gonna lie that I always get a little lost in Guy Ritchie’s movies. His scripts can be….a lot. lol It’s hard to beat this cast though. It’s definitely on my to-watch for the year.


    1. Yes! This one is tough in parts, especially in the beginning. I knew I was going to have to take a step back and just stop trying to know everything that was happening and just…enjoy the ride!


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