it had layers but they were all slow and boring.
It's a caper movie, full of geezers and shooters, and plenty of twists - arguably one too many right at the very end. Tautly directed, the actors all had fun being villains, Daniel Craig managed to evoke some occasional twitches I chose to interpret as emotions, and the whole thing hung together well. I'm giving this four stars because, in the genre, it works well as entertainment. If you enjoy capers, I doubt you'll be disappointed, and I'd expect you'll find it one of the better ones.
This movie begins well with an intriguing script, clever direction and some very good performances but wimps out in the end. The story is about rogues, baddies and some very unsavoury people, its style is essentially black comedy and as such the lead character is a lovable rogue, someone who has scruples and when forced to break [his] long held beliefs, he reacts with contrition. While the script provides a fascinating look at the criminal life - honour amongst thieves etc., the end of the movie becomes a ‘moral’ tale, lacking courage and very disappointing.
Awesome movie lots of twists and turns great cast and very enjoyable
good,but bad ending i thought
Plenty of plot twists and action, but you won't be able to follow if you're twiddling on the web at the same time.
A very good movie requires a bit of concentration as the plots are a bit convoluted .
Good British gangster movies bit confusing at times had to use the rewind sometimes to work out who was who in the zoo, lot of foul language as expected. Not as good as Lock stock or Snatch. Average night's entertainment for blokes!
Really good movie. Heaps of twists and turns. One of Daniel Craig's best movies other than the Bond Flicks. Glad I added this one to my cue.
Great movie, fantastic acting by all involved a really tight and gritty flick.
Excellent movie, good story though you need to concentrate or you could lose track of who is who, the camera work is wonderful, it's like a work of art. Daniel Craig is perfect and has a great support cast. Well worth watching two or three times.
Excellent film, third time I've watched it now
As said by others it's not Lock Stock or Snatch, but it is well worth watching
Had to have this up very loud to hear some of the dialogue spoken softly other times had to turn it down very low. Also due to music playing in the movie while people were talking made it a bit hard to follow. Exessive swearing. Had potential as the other reviews said its not Lock Stock or Snatch quality.
I loved this movie I thought that it was great!!
For a good time... Just watch this movie, if you don't like it there is something wrong with you... in the head.
A surprisingly good movie and story.
A bit confusing at times, but excellent. The entire cast is terrific and the ending a bit of a jolt.
I couldn't watch more than 45 mins of this movie - life's too short to sit through this. Found it slow
Excellent Brit flick in the mould of Lock Stock & Two Smoking Barrels but just that bit slicker...very good movie...Michael Gambon, George Harris and Daniel Craig put in fantastic performances and Sienna Miller looks good too!
Masterpiece from Matthew Vaughn.
A must watch.
Daniel Craig at his best.....
Deserves ***** rating
Cool british ganster movie, sometimes a bit hard to follow but I liked it!
If you like Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels and similar Brit films, you will enjoy Layer Cake. Daniel Craig is terrific in the lead role.
Daniel Craig is superb. This movie is fast paced and at times a little confusing if you don't keep up with the character names, but the ride into the drug world is fascinating.
violence and the drug trade is a great mix. daniel craig was great as the drug dealing middle man.
This is the movie where I came out of the theatre and said to my companion, if Daniel Craig is not the next James Bond then the producers have rocks in their head.
Cast didn't execute a great story line. Shame it never really got going.
Beautifully shot, slower more sombre paced than lock stock etc. Does not try to be as funny. Definitely a must watch.
If you enjoyed Lock Stock & 2 Smoking Barrels & Snatch, you'll as well like this one geeza.
You need to have your wits about you watching this film as it is a little hard to follow. Once you have your head around what is happening, not a bad film.
Very entertaining. By the producer of Snatch, it has the style of Guy Ritchies films but darker and without a lot of the humour.
Good if you are a mindless 14 year old with limited vocabulary.
The cinematography was excellent.
A must see if you enjoyed Lock Stock & 2 Smoking Barrels.
If you are looking for another Lock Stock, Snatch, Gangster Number 1 or Love Honor & Obey then be wary about Layer Cake. This film falls short of the good Gangster films that have been coming out of Britain and is quite dull. Not even the ending saves it. It had the ingredients but something was off.
Not a bad movie. It's a bit confusing to follow as it chops and changes between events and characters a fair bit. Keep the remote control handy as I had to keep turning the volume up and down to hear what the people were saying.
good movie to watch, though you need to see it more than once to work out exactly who is doing what to whom!
Unfortunately I was out having dinner with the girls and my husband watched this without me, but as a connoisseur of English gangster flicks, he thought this was a cracker.
Ever wonder if crime pays? after watching this film you will be happy with a nine to five to pay the bills being a middle or lower class Jo Citizen, and still don't know who your so called colleagues/friends really are. Then again, doing it hard and fast might tickle your fancy :) Good movie to reflect on ones life if you do have an alternative income source or not. Recommended.
Good acting, but too much irrelevant profanity and yelling; script a bit boring; can't compare with lock, stock or snatch