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Based on 13 Reviews
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  • 40
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    Had the film stood still more often, its stylish gambit would have worked better. show more

  • 70
    Ray Bennett The Hollywood Reporter

    It satisfies not only in the tradition of yarns boiled hard and wry, but as a savvy comment on fame and ambition. show more

  • 80
    Stephanie Zacharek Movieline

    It reminds me more of Shane Black's "Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang," though ultimately it's darker and more raggedy around the margins. Still, Monahan, like Black and unlike Ritchie, has some feeling for his characters. show more

  • 75
    Kyle Smith New York Post

    Take a stroll down London Boulevard if you enjoy surly, smart, hard-edged British crime movies like "Sexy Beast" and "Croupier." show more

  • 50
    Jesse Cataldo Slant Magazine

    A movie like this lives and dies by its finer details, and London Boulevard screws up by applying the same broad brush to its entire cast, meaning every character gets the same amount of shading. show more

  • 40
    Kim Newman Empire

    Guilty, with one or two mitigating circumstances. show more

  • 40
    David Fear Time Out New York

    This full-clip misfire reminds us of a valuable lesson: Not even talent, tastefully dressed tough guys and a metropolitan backdrop dripping with after-hours menace can compensate for a complete lack of momentum or drama. show more

  • 67
    Eric Kohn indieWIRE

    As exercises in pulp go, this one yields a solid workout. show more

  • 50
    Michael Atkinson Village Voice

    Monahan's debut has verve and charisma, but, in the end, the tension of a late-night pub shrug. show more

  • 50
    Betsy Sharkey Los Angeles Times

    That the plot is the problem comes as something of a surprise given Monahan's pedigree. The well-regarded screenwriter ("Body of Lies," "Kingdom of Heaven") won an Oscar for the deliciously conflicted cops and crime twister of 2006's "The Departed." show more

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