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Guy Ritchie’s The Gentlemen – The Kind of Gangster Movies That’s Hard To Find These Days

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Introduction

The Gentlemen is a 2019 British-American, Gangster Comedy movie directed by Guy Ritchie, known for films like Snatch, Sherlock Holmes, Revolver, etc. Guy Ritchie returned to lead his signature style of crime comedy with this movie after running different genres over the years.

Characters

  • Matthew McConaughey as Michael ‘Mickey’ Pearson
  • Charlie Hunnam as Raymond Smith
  • Jeremy Strong as Matthew Berger
  • Colin Farrell as Coach
  • Hugh Grant as Fletcher
  • Tom Wu as Lord George

Storyline

The story is about an American Marijuana KingPin called Michael ‘Mickey’ Pearson, who started his business when he was in college and eventually built a Weed Empire. Mickey wants to sell his company to another American billionaire and wants to retire after that. Still, problems arise as another gangster called ‘Dry Eye’ forces threatens Mickey into seeing his business to him, which Mickey was reluctant. In the present day, we see that Fletcher, a private Investigator threatens Raymond, Mickey’s right-hand man, into paying him 20 million pounds as he has all the information about their organization. Big Dave hired Fletcher to investigate Mickey as they had a clash at a party where Mickey snubbed Big Dave. The story then unfolds as Fletcher narrates what he knows about Mickey and the gang to Raymond.

When was it released?

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The Gentlemen premiered at the Curzon Mayfair Cinema on December 3, 2019. It was officially released in the UK on January 1, 2020, and in the US on January 24, 2020, with the studio spending around $25 Million on promoting the movie. The movie was released on Blu-ray and DVD by April 21, 2020.

Ratings

  • IMDb: 7.8/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 75%
  • Metacritic: 51%

The movie received mixed reviews from most critics, with a lot of praise for Guy Ritchie on returning to a favorite genre but also got criticized for portraying certain characters to fit a stereotype.

Earnings

The Gentlemen was made on a $22 million budget; it grossed around $36.5 million in the United States and Canada and $78.7 million in other countries and came to a worldwide total of $115.2 million.

The Gentlemen made $3.1 million on its first day. The movie went on to debut at $10.6 million, finishing fourth at the box office. It made $6 million in its second weekend, and in its third and fourth weekends, the film made around $4.2 million and $2.7 million.

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