Category: RocknRolla Reviews | Posted by: stagewomanjen
Article Date: September 16, 2008 | Publication: Winsford Guardian | Author: Web Editor
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.