Layer Cake

2004

Action / Crime / Drama / Thriller

168
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 81%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 85%
IMDb Rating 7.4 10 147632

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Cast

Tom Hardy as Clarkie
Daniel Craig as XXXX
Ben Whishaw as Sidney
Sienna Miller as Tammy
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1hr 45 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by gordonroad-62850 6 / 10

A Lesser British Crime Thriller

I was certainly expecting more from this film and I was slightly disappointed to be honest. The story seemed interesting at the beginning, but as it branches out into multiple threads it loses focus and becomes more convoluted. Snatch is a much better example of managing multiple story threads without it becoming too confusing.

However, the acting is excellent, particularly from Daniel Craig, Colm Meaney and George Harris. Michael Gambon also does a good job in the short amount of screen time he has. The direction is also superb, with their being some innovative shots and cinematography.

The romance between XXXX and Tammy seemed to be a bit forced into the narrative for me, but it does lead to a quite poignant ending when XXXX is shot by Tammy's boyfriend Sidney, as it hammers home the message that there was no way he would be able to leave the drugs business, and that all his efforts were for nothing.

Overall this is a fairly average British crime film, but not quite to the standard of previous examples.

Reviewed by tmpsvita 7 / 10

A good first project from Matthew Vaughn

First project for Matthew Vaughn ("Stardust", "Kick-Ass", "Kingman") as director, he had previously played only roles as producer, and this is the first proof of his great talent as such. "Layer Cake" has all the features that have made Vaughn a very influential personality in the world of entertainment cinema, especially in recent years; also here the director is often dynamic, very fluid, fast, almost frenetic, extremely original and imaginative, especially in the appropriate but never predictable use of certain tools to create sequences with a strong visual and emotional impact thanks to beautiful camera movements and long shots. A script certainly interesting and engaging, as well as well designed but that in its being quick to keep up with the (masterful) editing and directing, lose a few pieces. Given also the considerable amount of details and information that are added with the advancing of time and that make the story more and more complex, more "calm" moments would have been pleasing to be able to rework the whole and be able to better understand the plot that in some points get confused. This is why the film although technically is incredible and the interpretations are quite satisfying, in the end it gave me the feeling of being a half-exploited opportunity that, yes, in general is more than sufficient, but that if better managed from the narrative point of view could really have left a more significant sign in the "modern" cinema, it could have turned into a small pearl destined to become a cult.

Reviewed by King-Rishab 5 / 10

Flawed

Flawed. Too many plot holes and boring at times. XXXX thought he was very smart and gets toasted often and a big bang in end. Many situations and the way the whole film moves, doesnt feel real even for a movie. Maybe the director and script writer were also high on a dose.

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