RocknRolla

When a Russian mobster sets up a real estate scam that generates millions of pounds, various members of London’s criminal underworld pursue their share of the fortune. Various shady characters, including Mr One-Two, Stella the accountant, and Johnny Quid, a druggie rock-star, try to claim their slice.
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Film Cast:

  • One-Two: Gerard Butler
  • Lenny Cole: Tom Wilkinson
  • Stella: Thandiwe Newton
  • Archy: Mark Strong
  • Mumbles: Idris Elba
  • Handsome Bob: Tom Hardy
  • Uri Omovich: Karel Roden
  • Johnny Quid: Toby Kebbell
  • Roman: Jeremy Piven
  • Mickey: Ludacris
  • Councillor: Jimi Mistry
  • Cookie: Matt King
  • Fred the Head: Geoff Bell
  • Victor: Dragan Mićanović
  • Pete: Michael Ryan
  • Tank: Nonso Anozie
  • June: Gemma Arterton
  • Bertie: David Bark-Jones
  • Malcolm: David Leon
  • Paul: Bronson Webb
  • Danny: Kelly George
  • Bandy: Roland Manookian
  • Rocker: Jamie Campbell Bower
  • Chechnyan: Alex Kovas
  • Chechnyan: Mario Woszcycki
  • Turbo: Mickey De Hara
  • Johnny – 12 Years old: Scott McNess
  • Property Lawyer: Tim Wallers
  • Judge: James Greene
  • Barrister: Jasper Jacob
  • Speeler Girl: Joanna Bacon
  • Gary: Johnny Harris
  • Jackie: Tiffany Mulheron
  • Estate Agent: Ben Caplan
  • Estate Agent: Ben Homewood
  • Barman: David Sterne
  • Posh Man In Shorts: Oliver Dimsdale
  • Drowned Sloane: Blake Ritson
  • Nightclub Bouncer: Robert Stone
  • Waster: Andy Linden
  • Accountant: Jason Courtis
  • Nurse: Charlotte Armer
  • Eton Boy: Rory Sadler
  • Eton Boy: Oliver Dean
  • Detective Sergeant Barnes: Anton Saunders
  • Detective Sergeant: James Puddephatt
  • Sexy Girl in Bathroom: Laura McIntosh
  • The Subways: Billy Lunn
  • The Subways: Charlotte Cooper
  • The Subways: Josh Morgan

Film Crew:

  • Writer: Guy Ritchie
  • Producer: Joel Silver
  • Production Design: Richard Bridgland
  • Supervising Art Director: Andy Nicholson
  • Producer: Susan Downey
  • Executive Producer: Steve Richards
  • Editor: James Herbert
  • Producer: Steve Clark-Hall
  • Director of Photography: David Higgs
  • Costume Supervisor: Suzie Harman
  • Original Music Composer: Steve Isles
  • Sound Recordist: Eric Flickinger
  • Casting: Reg Poerscout-Edgerton
  • Set Decoration: Debbie Moles
  • Executive Producer: Navid McIlhargey
  • Visual Effects Producer: Louise Hussey
  • Supervising Sound Editor: Bryan O. Watkins
  • Sound Effects Editor: Tom Ozanich
  • Supervising Sound Editor: Mark Larry
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Jonathan Privett
  • Makeup Designer: Kirstin Chalmers
  • Visual Effects Coordinator: Warwick Hewett
  • Visual Effects Producer: Jocelin Capper

Movie Reviews:

  • Andres Gomez: Ritchie repeats again the same template and this is not one of his best shots.
  • Kenneth Axel Carlsson: Someone is trying to make easy money, but gets screwed. However, there is always a bigger fish in the pond looking to eat the smaller fish. In this movie, lowly criminals meets councillors, junkies, dead musicians, dirty accountants, nasty crime bosses and filthy rich russians. Sounds like another movie by Guy Ritchie, more or less, and it does indeed follow the same rhythm (and theme) as Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.

    The movie opens with the narrator, Archy, who breaks down the plot for us in tiny, easy-to-digest bits, and thats definitely my least favorite bit in the movie, but sadly, needed. This plot is a twisted labyrinth, that constantly shifts from one person to the next. There are no real heroes here, just fish eaten by sharks, hunted by humans, killed by… you get the point.

    RocknRolla has a huge cast, and some big names too. In smaller roles, you’ll see names such as Tom Hardy (Handsome Bob), Jeremy Piven (Roman), Thandie Newton (Stella) and Idris Elba (Mumbles), and in the bigger, you find names like Gerard Butler (One Two), Mark Strong (Archy) and Tom Wilkinson (Lenny Cole). Most of them delivers quirky and fun characters, and some of them even gives us a bit to think about, like Tom Hardy’s role, Handsome Bob, who is coming to terms with being gay.

    The movie is fast-paced to begin with, but slows down a bit later on. It has the obligatory violent Guy Ritchie scenes that reminds us of the early movies of Quentin Tarantino, but in the end, it is all a bit hollow. This is a movie about greed, about screwing over those with money, or even, those without.

    _Last words… looking for a bit of solid entertainment, a good plot (not too easy to get your head around, but not too hard to loose you either) and some nice solid actors (and actresses), this is definitely the movie you are looking for._

  • CinemaSerf: I really enjoyed this. A great ensemble cast delivering a gangster thriller that pokes it’s tongue out at just about everything/body whilst still retaining enough menace to keep it engaging. As ever with Ritchie films, it does run a bit to dialogue – and this one has an, at times, irritating narrative. Tom Wilkinson (“Lenny”) is quite good as the mob boss who facilitates – and takes a cut from – most big property transactions in London; and he makes a good living from it. A Russian oligarch arrives on the scene and engages Lenny, and his slimy but ruthless sidekick “Archy” (Mark Strong) to help his with a fairly mammoth development. At this stage it all starts to go a bit pear shaped and we slowly become aware that there is much more afoot. There are several fun subplots with Gerard Butler, Idris Elba, Tom Hardy and Thandie Newton all having some skin in at least part of the game; and Toby Kebbell is cracking as his dead-loss, rockstar, coke-head son “Johnny Quid”. The writing is taut and humorous, and the violence much more “fantasy” and implied – even kinky, on occasion, than gory. The whole thing is a thoroughly entertaining piece of cinema – complete with killer lobsters and the smallest of cameos from Hugh Grant!
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