Matthew McConaughey, Charlie Hunnam, Michelle Dockery, Jeremy Strong, Lyne Renee, Colin Farrell, Henry Golding, Eddie Marsan, and Hugh Grant.
Mickey Pearson (Matthew McConaughey) is an American born British drug lord. He is interested in selling his marijuana empire. While he is courting a buyer for his company, the editor of the Daily Print tabloid, Big Dave, is looking to ruin him. Pearson snubbed Big Dave (Eddie Marsan) at a party. Big Dave then hires a private investigator, Fletcher (Hugh Grant) to find some dirt on Pearson. Fletcher takes his intel to Pearson’s right-hand man, Ray (Charlie Hunnam), and tries to sell it directly back to them for 20 million pounds.
This movie was written and directed by Guy Ritchie. If you are familiar with his work, then you know what type of movie this is. It is graphic, bloody, unrealistic (I hope), funny, weird, and a lot of fun. I struggled at the beginning of the film because in his usual style there were a ton of characters. Figuring out who was who took a little time. Almost everyone in the film had an accent whether it was British, Irish, Russian, Chinese, or American. It took me a little while to get used to the accents so that I could understand every word. My favorite characters were Fletcher (Hugh Grant) and Coach (Colin Farrell). They were so entertaining and funny.
Loved it. Great characters. Amazing actors. They even made Henry Golding believable as a bad guy.
The script was great. Loved the story the way Fletcher told it.
Crazy bloody but that is what you should expect from a Guy Ritchie film.
Should You Go See This Movie?
If you like bloody gangster movies, then heck yes. If you prefer a little more lighthearted and non-violent, then you should definitely skip this one. Not for the faint of heart.