"The Gentlemen" is like "Ocean's 11" in that it has a solid cast of well-bespoked men. But it is a Guy Ritchie movie through in through with snappy dialogue, a plethora of original characters and even a funky hip-hop beat to go with it.
Matthew McConaughey is alright as Mickey Pearson, the high brow weed dealer ready to get out of the business. He actually LOVES his wife, the streetsmart Rosalind (Michelle Dockery) who is the perfect yin to his yang. But it's Charlie Hunnam, Hugh Grant and Colin Farrell who steal the show as Pearson's right-hand man, private eye and community boxing coach. They are classic Ritchie characters who chew up the screen with delicious consistency as they navigate bad guys trying to get in on Pearson's territory with, big surprise, nefarious intentions. Grant is particularly oleaginous as every line is delivered with expert aplomb. But this isn't some high-brow gangster film, it's just a fun to watch gangster film. "The Gentlemen" also stars Jeremy Strong and Henry Golding.