The Gentlemen Movie Review and Lessons We Learned

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The Gentlemen was great… highly recommended. We both gave it an “A” and it’s very reminiscent (in all the good ways) of Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch. Guy Richie respects his audience, and we love him for that.

SPOILER ALERT!  Watch the movie before proceeding.

Lessons Learned from The Gentlemen

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Dusty: Use deductive reasoning to find out who knows things.  

  • Mickey showing Matthew (played by Jeremy Strong) one of this marijuana grows made it pretty obvious he was the one who put the raid in place.

Sky: Always scope the car before you get in.

  • We’ve seen it a million times, other gangsters and zombies get you in your car when you don’t expect it.

Great performances by Matthew McConaughey (Mikey Person) and Charlie Hunnum (Ray).

Dusty: Own up to your mistakes as the leader.

  • Coach is the epitome of a great leader who takes responsibility for those in his charge.

Sky: Do not get in bed with criminals. 

  • Coach wanted to just run a gym, but he protected his boys and for his troubles, was forced into 4 unsavory acts.

Coach (Colin Farrell) was probably the closest to a “gentleman” we got in this movie. We loved the respect he had from his boys.

Dusty: Never blackmail a drug dealer.

  • They have no problems with killing people, you just put yourself next on their, Fletcher (played by Hugh Grant).

Sky: If involved in criminal activities, hire a body guard for your wife.

  • The competition always tries to get to you through your family, so protect them.

They can get to you through your wife, Mickey! Where’s Rosalind’s bodyguard? (played by Michelle Dockery)


Rotten Tomatoes scores:

  • The Audience: 84%
  • The Critics: 72%


  • A from Sky
  • A from Dusty

Check out the IMDB page for more info.

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