Layer Cake

Layer Cake

Layer Cake

Cult British crime caper starring pre-Bond Daniel Craig (Skyfall) as a drug dealing middle-man on the brink of retirement. Things go awry when he's asked to do "one more job." The directorial debut for Matthew Vaughn (X-Men: First Class, Kick-Ass), producer of Guy Ritchie's Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch.

XXXX (Craig) is a nameless cog in the cocaine dealing machine, who acts as a go-between for the wholesalers and the street dealers. After years of conducting his business carefully and cautiously, he's decided to cut his losses and get out. But, his boss Jimmy Price (Kenneth Cranham) has one more job for him: first, he must find the junkie daughter of mob boss Eddie Temple (Michael Gambon) who has run away from home, and secondly he must track down a stolen shipment of Ectasy pills. After a number of double crosses and botched jobs, who is on his side and who is the enemy becomes blurred. Things become even stickier when XXXX falls for the girlfriend of a rival, played by Sienna Miller (Factory Girl).

2004Rating: R16, Violence, offensive language, drug use and sex scenes.105 minsUKEnglish
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Variety

Variety

Confidently constructed, sleekly designed tale of a drug dealer contemplating retirement offers more than just a collage of movie refs stitched together with black humor.

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Total Film

Total Film

...an impressive and worthy addition to the genre.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

The newest in British gangland entertainment and the tastiest in years.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Flashy, way-above-average British gangster movie with an excellent performance from Daniel Craig.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

A real surprise that stands head and shoulders above most other British films you'll see this year.

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