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Running Time:
1 hour, 54 minutes

Rating: R Restricted. Under 17 Requires Accompanying Adult.

Rating Explanation:
for pervasive language, violence, drug use and brief sexuality.

Jimmy's Buzz Guide Review:
As stylish, familiar, and predictable as a Guy Ritchie film can be.

Additional Info:
DVD Features: Commentary by Writer/Director Guy Ritchie and Co-Star Mark Strong; ; Additional Scene; ; Guy's Town: The Director Reflects on His fascination with Ever-Evolving London.

Gerard Butler ... One Two
Jamie Campbell Bower ... Rocker
Idris Elba ... Mumbles
Tom Hardy ... Handsome Bob
Toby Kebbell ... Johnny Quid
Matt King ... Cookie
David Leon ... Malcolm
Andy Linden ... Waster
Chris Bridges ... Roman
Roland Manookian ... Bandy
Dragan Micanovic ... Victor
Jimi Mistry ... Councillor
Tiffany Mulheron ... Jackie
Thandie Newton ... Stella
Jeremy Piven ... Mickey
Karel Roden ... Uri
Mark Strong ... Archie
Tom Wilkinson ... Lenny Cole

One-Two (Gerard Butler "The Phantom of the Opera") is a low-level crook who with his gambling buddy Mumbles (Idris Elba "American Gangster") owes mob boss Lenny Cole (Tom Wilkinson "Michael Clayton") a lot of money.  Cole is involved with a shady Russian mobster (Karel Roden "Hellboy") and a junkie rock star (Toby Kebbell "Alexander") who has faked his own death to push up his record sales.  Meanwhile Cole's devious accountant (Thandie Newton "Mission Impossible II") and his strong man  (Mark Strong "Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day") are looking for an important painting that was borrowed by Lenny's missing rock star stepson. In a style typical of most of the films directed by Guy Ritchie ("Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels"),  everyone's in over their heads, but they don't know it.

Gerard Butler proves himself to be a competent and likeable leading man, given considerably more range than the snarling warrior he portrayed in "300." And Tom Wilkinson hams it up enough to be offensive as Lenny Cole, the most stereotypical of gruff old London mobsters. Inevitably, as with all these kinds of movies, all the storylines and characters come head-to-head for a bloody finale, but not before another of Ritchie's patented violent but tongue-in-cheek jaunts through the London underworld. But Ritchie made a wise decision to never let the movie take itself too seriously. If you're familiar with Ritchie's earlier films, you'll probably recognize a lot of what going on with the bantering minions who owe a mob boss money and a plan to rip off somebody. It's all here but it's all been used by Ritchie in his previous two gangland movies ("Snatch" and "Smoking Barrels"), This one is just as stylish, familiar, and predictable as a Guy Ritchie film can be, but it's also the same-old, same-old, and that's not quite enough. 

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