This is a wonderful movie.
-Ben MankiewiczFull Review
Guns, gangsters, and Richie's unique style and tone make his latest picture just plain fun.
-Ben LyonsFull Review
Ritchie, who shoots and cuts everything in RocknRolla like an ad for a particularly greasy brand of fragrance for men, delivers the beatings and killings in his trademark atmosphere of morally weightless flash.
-Michael PhillipsFull Review
Style is what RocknRolla is all about. And it has it in spades, from the cockney Pulp Fiction dialogue to the music-video editing of the rambling narrative.
-Michael O'SullivanFull Review
RocknRolla is a recovery from the knockout blows of his past two films but Ritchie is certainly retreading familiar thematic territory.
-Ted FryFull Review
As in other Ritchie films, RocknRolla attempts to depict a world of ever-expanding chaos. But the chaos is only in the way the story is told. The actual vision Ritchie offers is pedestrian and tame.
-Mick LaSalleFull Review
This exuberant exercise in pretzel-plotted crime capers is a ridiculously entertaining piece of nonsense, devoid of all the attempts at psychological complexity and philosophical navel-gazing that bogged down Revolver.
Flashy but assured, the film is a controlled exercise in style that toes the line but never feels over-the-top. In a word, RocknRolla rocks.
-Adam GrahamFull Review
A handsome ensemble of blokes and one high-heeled accountant who propel this slam-bang romp about the collision of criminal styles in the age of globalization and real estate speculation.
-Lisa KennedyFull Review
For all its hipster posturing, fast cutting, and camera tricks, this tale of chicanery is peculiarly arid and brittle, without a single character worth caring about.
-Andrea GronvallFull Review
This is the first of his cartoons to work better as a movie than as a fashion spread.
-Wesley MorrisFull Review
It's a sad experience to watch RocknRolla, the obituary for the Guy Ritchie brand of English gangster flicks.
-Colin CovertFull Review
RocknRolla reminds us of how cool Ritchie was before Madonna doused his fire. Pity he makes us wait so long.
-Roger MooreFull Review
RocknRolla isn't as jammed with visual pyrotechnics as Ritchie's Lock, Stock and Smoking Barrel (1998), but that's OK, because with anything more happening, the movie could induce motion sickness.
-Roger EbertFull Review
RocknRolla, though not the most original movie ever made, is a blast, an adrenaline rush of punked-out rock-and-roll-fueled action and crime.
-Bill GoodykoontzFull Review
Ritchie is back on comfortable, familiar footing here with this story of British gangsters who are so busy trying to screw each other over, they don't realize that they're in over their heads.
-Christy LemireFull Review
If RocknRolla clings to the company of ne'er-do-wells, it's not because they bristle with the frustrations of society, but purely because Ritchie wants to borrow their cheeky charm -- a virtue that, in reality, none of them possess.
-Anthony LaneFull Review
Sometimes it amounts to a laugh or two.
-Peter HowellFull Review
Great title for a gangster flick. Too bad that writer-director Guy Ritchie only partially realizes the sizzling potential.
The actual plot is so uselessly convoluted you'd get a headache just reading it -- but you might want to pull out the Advil anyway, given Ritchie's reliance on flashy editing, a blasting soundtrack and fetishized gunplay.
-Elizabeth WeitzmanFull Review
Ritchie whisks you along on a whirlwind tour, but he's not averse to putting on the brakes long enough to admire some of his favorite attractions.
-Sam AdamsFull Review
If, as his critics contend, Ritchie is just making the same movie over and over again, at least he's getting better at it.
-Liam LaceyFull Review
RocknRolla is a well-acted and attitudinal action movie, a return to Ritchie's trademark 'Mockney' style, which takes amusing and twisted turns.
-Claudia PuigFull Review
It's like a lumpy, overworked, useless 'objet' that someone who doesn't know you very well might give you as a gift, a thing that sits around the house serving no unearthly purpose other than reminding you, none too subtly, that it's completely hollow.
-Stephanie ZacharekFull Review
RocknRolla marks a pulpy return to form for Ritchie.
-Rafer GuzmanFull Review
The good news about RockNRolla is that it more or less erases the tainted memories of Swept Away, and the nearly incoherent Revolver, and marks Ritchie's return to the form of the 1998 Lock, Stock and its 2000 follow-up Snatch.
-Richard CorlissFull Review
RocknRolla often feels more like a parody of a Guy Ritchie film than a real movie.
-James BerardinelliFull Review
Ritchie concocts a crime-jungle demimonde that's organically linked to the real world, and it's a damn fun one to visit.
-Owen GleibermanFull Review