January is a month when artisan films typically have a great opportunity to surprise and shine, and it looks like 2020 will have at least one such example, thanks to writer/director Guy Ritchie’s THE GENTLEMEN. The filmmaker is fresh off the billion-dollar success of ALADDIN this past summer, and now he’s prepared to deliver a taste of his classic style to more mature moviegoers.
The new film is set to hit theatres everywhere at the end of this month, and these are the key reasons why you should be buying a ticket.
It’s Guy Ritchie’s First Original Film in a Decade
The aforementioned ALADDIN was the last film from Guy Ritchie to hit theatres, and also part of a long line of adapted works that he’s been putting out since 2009 when he made SHERLOCK HOLMES, starring Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law. In the last few years, his attention has been drawn by the SHERLOCK HOLMES sequel, A GAME OF SHADOWS, and action movies like THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. and KING ARTHUR: LEGEND OF THE SWORD. It’s particularly cool that THE GENTLEMEN will bring him back to his ultra-creative roots, given that his mind is the one that came up with awesome films like LOCK, STOCK AND TWO SMOKING BARRELS and SNATCH. Speaking of which…
It’s the Genre Guy Ritchie Does Best
Guy Ritchie is tremendously talented when it comes to crafting roughneck characters and twisty crime-centric plots, and in that sense THE GENTLEMEN is essentially his bread and butter. The story follows a marijuana kingpin who's getting pressured into giving up his business, and because he doesn’t want to sell, war on the streets is boiling. It looks like a fun caper with a fun ensemble of weirdos and hoodlums, and the fact that most of them are played by big names leads us to reason three.
The Cast Is Fantastic
That aforementioned marijuana kingpin in THE GENTLEMEN? He’s being played by Oscar®-winner Matthew McConaughey. The guy leading the pressure being put on him? That would be hot up-and-comer Henry Golding. And that’s just the start. The cast of this film is absolutely stacked, with Guy Ritchie having the chance to reunite with some stars, including Charlie Hunnam and Hugh Grant, and also work with fresh faces like Michelle Dockery, Colin Farrell and Jeremy Strong.
It Looks Both Hilarious and Action-Packed
The last reason to get excited for THE GENTLEMEN is the simple fact that it really looks like a fun movie. The dialog is witty and sharp, and there are more than a few action set pieces that should be incredibly exciting to watch unfold on the big screen. Plus, there are always awesome surprises that aren’t in the trailer, and that promise alone should encourage opening night attendance.
THE GENTLEMEN will be in theatres on January 24.