RocknRolla: review

Category: RocknRolla Reviews | Posted by: stagewomanjen
Article Date: September 16, 2008 | Publication: Winsford Guardian | Author: Web Editor
Publication/Article Link:http://www.winsfordguardian.co.uk/leisure/latest/3678225.RocknRolla__review/

IF a property deal is done in London, Lenny Cole (Wilkinson) wants in.

So when a Russian ogliarch - with shades of a certain Chelsea boss - arrives in town with a lucrative real estate plan - pound signs appear in Lenny's eyes.

Problem is other, equally as unscrupulous villains also spot the opportunity.

As Lenny starts the job of brokering a deal, the billionaire’s accountant Stella (Newton) sees this as a chance to make herself some money and calls in a local petty criminal, One Two (Butler) to get the job done.

But in typical Ritchie fashion, nothing goes to plan for everyone involved...

Ritchie reinvigorated the British crime-genre with Lock,Stock and Snatch, but Swept Away, which he filmed with wife Madonna, proved a massive flop. Fortunately ‘RockNRolla’ is a return to form, with a clever, interweaving story line, a colourful cast, and a satisfyingly dramatic finale.

It's a fast paced story packed wit high jinx, clever lines, comedy and violence, sure to please Ritchie fans. Not his best, but good enough.