|Genre: Crime, Thriller, Prison, Gangsters|
Plot: Layer Cake, a riveting thriller set in the drug underworld of the UK, marks the directorial debut of producer Mathew Vaughn (Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Snatch) and stars Daniel Craig, Colm Meaney, Kenneth Cranham, George Harris, Jamie Foreman, Sienna Miller and Michael Gambon.
Sleek, well dressed and polite, our unnamed hero (Daniel Craig) is a consummate professional. Treating cocaine and ecstasy like any other commodity, he has made a fortune for himself by keeping his hands clean and staying under the radar. Having made the decision to retire, his aim is to break free from the world of crime, drugs and violence and live a simple, quiet life with the money he has amassed.
But before this can happen, crime boss Jimmy Price (Kenneth Cranham) wants two last favors from him. First, he must track down the missing, drug addict daughter of powerful criminal Eddie Temple (Michael Gambon). Second, he must negotiate the sale of a huge shipment of ecstacy with The Duke (Jamie Foreman), a loose cannon petty crook playing well out of his league.
What should be routine transaction is anything but and nothing goes according to plan. Instead, duplicity and hidden alliances become the order of the day, in a struggle for power that reaches from the crack dens of London to the
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Buy posters from this movie at AllPosters.com Layer Cake isn’t a bad movie. It isn’t in any way offensive, annoying or dumb. It’s just sort of there, playing on the screen -- mildly engaging.
--Lucas Stensland (eFilmCritic.com)
Well acted, impressively shot and entertaining enough not to get tarred with the ‘Lock Stock wannabe’ brush, but ultimately there is nothing particularly new or exciting here.
--Matthew Turner (ViewLondon)
| Directed by|
Snatch., Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Mean Machine
Black Hawk Down, Star Trek: Nemesis, The Reckoning
The Best Man, Inspector Lynley Mysteries: In Divine Proportion, Funland
| Music By|
The Count of Monte Cristo, Ring of the Nibelungs, Colosseum: A Gladiator's Story