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Intense camera work, brilliant use of music, very hateable villains and great casting makes for an astonishing debut film.
I've probably seen too many Guy Ritchie wannabe British crime pictures to fully enjoy Layer Cake, but Matthew Vaughn's 2004 effort isn't as clever as Lock Stock, Snatch, Trainspotting, etc. Starts off well, with Daniel Craig as a drug dealer with very specific rules, forced to break them all before the movie is done of course, and immersing us in that world and explaining it goes down quite smoothly. Vaughn is not as good as keeping us in the loop as the plot gets more and more convoluted and some subplots start to drift away. Some cool camera tricks and effects, because that's part of this subgenre's style, but not enough to consistently be fun. Great musical cues, but I'd be hard-pressed to tell you when they come up exactly in the story, which means it's not necessarily well used. Bu it's still a fun enough crime picture with plenty of reversals, a very strong cast, and a satisfying-ish ending. You won't be bored, but it won't necessarily stick in your memory later.
This movie was a wonderful surprise! In the beginning I said to myself "I have seen all this before" but the movie changed when 'Dumbledore' arrived. Daniel Craig is really great and we can see he is born as Bond in this movie.
Thank you Netflix for recommend it to me.
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