RocknRolla got a bit of a panning from critics on release because crime ‘caper’ movies were not de rigueur in 2008. That said, this Guy Ritchie written/directed drama boasts a stellar cast of British actors – Tom Hardy, Gerard Butler, Idris Elba, Tom Wilkinson, Mark Strong and Thandie Newton – all plying their trade in London’s less than legitimate business community.
It is a blackly comic gangster yarn that values style over substance but nevertheless weaves together a series of interconnected plot lines to deliver an entertaining and good looking film.
Sky Cinema is a let down tonight, so lie back and let Mr Ritchie tell you a tale of London’s underworld in his own inimitable mockney way.
RocknRolla – Friday 9.00pm on Dave.