films seen
10
average score
3.30*
nationality
UK - 52 years old
status
Alive and kicking
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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
Specifics
UK [2005] - 115m
Genre
Crime
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rating
4.5*/5.0*
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Revolver poster

Revolver may be Ritchie's lowest ranking film (let's just forget about Swept Away), but it's actually one of his best. It's slick, stylistically impressive and atmospherically cohesive.

Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

by Guy Ritchie
Specifics
UK [1998] - 120m
Genre
Comedy, Crime
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rating
4.5*/5.0*
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Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels poster

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

Snatch.

by Guy Ritchie
Specifics
UK [2000] - 104m
Genre
Comedy, Crime
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rating
4.5*/5.0*
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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
Specifics
UK [2008] - 114m
Genre
Crime
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rating
4.0*/5.0*
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
Specifics
USA, UK [2011] - 129m
Genre
Action, Mystery, Thriller
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rating
3.5*/5.0*
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows poster

The inoffensive

Sherlock Holmes

by Guy Ritchie
Specifics
USA, Germany [2009] - 128m
Genre
Action, Mystery, Thriller
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rating
3.0*/5.0*
Sherlock Holmes poster

Worthy but flawed

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

by Guy Ritchie
Specifics
USA, UK [2017] - 126m
Genre
Drama, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
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rating
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
Specifics
USA, UK [2015] - 116m
Genre
Comedy, Action, Adventure
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rating
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
Specifics
USA [2019] - 128m
Genre
Fantasy, Adventure, Family
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rating
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
Specifics
UK, Italy [2002] - 89m
Genre
Comedy, Romance
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rating
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.