films seen
11
average score
3.27*
nationality
UK - 53 years old
status
Alive and kicking
more info

Rugged crime cinema doused in juicy British comedy. Ritchie's brand is easy to recognize, even though commercial influences have watered it down over the years. If you love a good British crime flick, Ritchie has you covered.

Rare treats

Revolver

by Guy Ritchie
2005 / 115m - UK
Crime
Revolver poster

Revolver is slick, stylistically impressive and atmospherically cohesive. It's a small departure from his earlier films, but that's actually a welcome change of scenery.

Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

by Guy Ritchie
1998 / 120m - UK
Comedy,Crime
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels poster

Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels remains my favorite Ritchie film.

Snatch.

by Guy Ritchie
2000 / 104m - UK
Comedy,Crime
Snatch. poster

Ritchie perfected his signature style in this film. Lots of visual trickery, a solid soundtrack, spiffy dialogues, a convoluted plot and a big cast full of colorful characters.

The good stuff

Rocknrolla

by Guy Ritchie
2008 / 114m - UK
Crime
Rocknrolla poster

For any Ritchie fan out there, RocknRolla is surely a film worth watching, as long as you don't expect another refreshing masterpiece.

Solid pieces

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

by Guy Ritchie
2011 / 129m - UK
Action,Mystery,Thriller
3.5*/5.0*
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows poster

The inoffensive

Cash Truck

by Guy Ritchie
2021 / 119m - USA
Action,Crime
3.0*/5.0*
Cash Truck poster

When Guy Ritchie and Jason Statham get together to make an action film, there are inevitably going to be certain expectations. Cash Truck didn't come even close to meeting them, it turned out to be a very basic American action flick with some narrative jumps to make the plot a bit more interesting.

H joins a security company as a cash truck driver. He doesn't really fit in with the rest of the guys, but after rescuing his colleagues from an ill-planned heist they do respect his skills. What they don't know is that H has ulterior motives for joining the company, related to a heist that happened 5 months earlier.

Statham is his usual self, the rest of the cast is a bit of a letdown. The plot isn't anything special, and the comedy is mostly absent. What remains is a solid action flick with a grittier edge and a proper finale. It's certainly not a bad film and action fans will have quite a bit to look forward to, It's just not up there with Ritchie's better work.

Sherlock Holmes

by Guy Ritchie
2009 / 128m - UK
Action,Mystery,Thriller
3.0*/5.0*
Sherlock Holmes poster

Worthy but flawed

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

by Guy Ritchie
2017 / 126m - UK
Fantasy,Action,Adventure
2.5*/5.0*
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword poster

Not Ritchie's best. He's not really the man to do these big CG-fests and it shows. Worse though is that he tries to inject the film with some of his typical style elements, but seems to fail consistently. Makes my ponder if he still has it. In the end the film turned out to be amusing nonsense, but little more than that.

The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

by Guy Ritchie
2015 / 116m - UK
Comedy,Action,Adventure
2.5*/5.0*
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. poster

Never watched the original series, but maybe Ritchie was a bit too strict with the source material? The film is a classic spy thriller, but without the inventiveness and visual bravoure you'd expect from a Ritchie film. It's a little quirky and it's somewhat amusing, but it's all quite plain and not all that memorable.Meh.

Dubious filler

Aladdin

by Guy Ritchie
2019 / 128m - USA
Fantasy,Adventure
2.0*/5.0*
Aladdin poster

A pretty faithful live action adaptation of Disney's animation, with just a dash of Guy Ritchie in there. The musical bits aren't the greatest and this version remains very faithful to the original Disney story, but the setting is vibrant enough and the pacing is pleasant. Also Smith does a way better job than Williams. Not quite my thing, but not a bad adaptation.

Swept Away

by Guy Ritchie
2002 / 89m - UK
Comedy,Romance
2.0*/5.0*
Swept Away poster

Poor Ritchie. I guess we'll never really know how this film came to be, but it's clear that he never felt comfortable doing this. The acting is atrocious, the plot is dumb and the comedy never hits. But at least the setting is nice, the film is short and it's so blunt that some bits are quite funny. That doesn't save it though.