London Boulevard
London Boulevard (2011)

The directorial debut of William Monahan, the screenwriter of The Departed, London Boulevard follows an ex-con trying to make a fresh start in a relationship with a reclusive actress. A sexy, stylish gangster thriller bristling with wit and… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: February 21, 2012
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Critic Score: 33% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: In spite of its spotless pedigree and a strong sense of visual style, London Boulevard stumbles over its frenetic pace and crowded, clichéd plot.

Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

A stylish if familiar tale of a man hopelessly entangled in his past.

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Kyle Smith
New York Post

Monahan's trademark tart dialogue is as strong as ever, and Farrell and Winstone make for a formidable pair of opponents.

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Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile

As gangster thrillers go, this one is a ripper. William Monahan, Oscar-winning screenwriter for The Departed (2006) has adapted Ken Bruen's book in great style and directs his top cast adroitly

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

A movie is more than dialogue and a soundtrack. And direction is a lot more than making sure all your favorite parts of your own script make it to the screen intact.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

There is too much to be absorbed in too little time and not enough tissue connecting abbreviated, sometimes unnecessary subplots.

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Eric Melin
Scene-Stealers.com

There are all kinds of weirdo supporting players and the requisite amount of bloody killing scenes, but it doesn't add up to much and London Boulevard just feels like its trying to hard to be edgy.

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Betsy Sharkey
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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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News

Had the film stood still more often, its stylish gambit would have worked better.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Common Sense Media

This crime story smacks of all-too-familiar elements and is told with a blandly straightforward approach.

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Flixster Audience Score: 30% Flixster User Reviews
Anthony Lawrie
The most lethargic Gangster film ever made. Contrary to the inclusion of Sanjeev Bhaskar and Ben Chaplin and Anna Friel's performances, it's not a… More
Chris Weber
Oscar winning screenwriter William Monahan (The Departed) decides to take a spin in the director's chair, and the result is London Boulevard, a slick and… More
Lanning : )
Geez, not only is this movie incomprehensible, but it's not worth comprehending. It is boring me out of my skull at 48 minutes in. But then it's… More
familiar stranger
Comes to rescue when there's nothing much around. Not a great one, but doesn't bore either. Predictability shouldn't be an issue. Fine for TP.
Film Crazy
I genuinly did not understand this movie! It was the most confused and poorly written script that just lacked everything! You have some of the best names in the… More
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Cast: Colin Farrell, Keira Knightley, David Thewlis, Anna Friel, Ben Chaplin, Ray Winstone, Eddie Marsan, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Stephen Graham, Ophelia Lovibond,… More

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