Tag: Guy Ritchie

RocknRolla

RocknRolla dir. Guy Ritchie (2008) The usual Ritchie blend of half-sinister, half-hapless gangsters carrying on their respective operations and out-scheming one another. Apart from some impossible-to-kill Russians, a bit light on the humour necessary to elevate its Gordian plot knot above intricately self-absorbed and style-heavy dicking about.

Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes dir. Guy Ritchie (2009) Ritchie’s interpretation of Sherlock Holmes works on several levels—as a dark and detailed period piece, as character comedy, and as a buddy film. Jude Law (Watson) and Robert Downey Jr (Holmes) have an edgy dynamic. Rachel McAdams scintillates as Irene Adler.