London Boulevard

London Boulevard

London Boulevard

Colin Farrell stars in this hard-boiled British crime thriller as an ex-con working as a bodyguard for a young actress (Keira Knightley), a gig that re-introduces him to London's gangster underworld.

Mitchel (Farrell) takes the job in hope of a fresh start. But as the star-crossed pair fall in love, they also run afoul of one of London’s most vicious crime bosses (Ray Winstone).

Directorial debut from the Oscar-winning screenwriter of The Departed, based on the novel by Ken Bruen.

2010Rating: R16, contains violence & offensive language103 minsUSA, UK
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London Boulevard / Reviews

Variety

Variety

London Boulevard is like a fancy, retro-styled pocket watch that someone accidentally broke and tried to reassemble with only a vague idea of clockwork.

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Total Film

Total Film

A befuddling muddle that sees a starry cast up to their necks in reheated clichés.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

It's a film with plenty of front, as they say, but uses up all its energy, wit and ideas in the first 20 or so minutes, before collapsing into a flurry of boring violence.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

In trying to take a bite out of crime and another out of fame, [Monahan has] ended up with more than he can chew for his first time in the director's chair.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Hard-boiled crime yarn with Irish wit, colorful characters and considerable style.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Guilty, with one or two mitigating circumstances.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

A great cast and an intriguing premise are crowded out by a surplus of plot threads that don't have space to play out, and accordingly come across as clichés.

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