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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great film wrong title
I expected a totally different film to what I saw, the cover and title is nothing like the film you see BUT I enjoyed it very much. It is set in stunning scenery in a small village called Palombaro in Abruzzo, Italy. Abruzzo seems to be the choice region to film in as George Clooney's The American was also shot there (note. this film is far better than the American !)...
Published 4 months ago by David B

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars No Lords, little London...
but an interesting and well shot Movie that presents a few nicely interwoven sub-Plots to tell a Family's story over a few generations, with sufficient splatterings of blood, violence & Gangster thuggery to add an essential buzz here and there. Definitely not what you might expect but engaging all the same
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3.0 out of 5 stars Tense UK thriller, 15 Jan 2014
This review is from: Lords of London [DVD] (DVD)
Ray Winstone is OK in this - the usual brooding/larger than life gangster role that he can do in his sleep but I thought Glenn Murphy (the actual lead in the film) held his own and drove the story along. I certainly don't think this is a run of the mill Brit thriller and it has the added element of the 'time' element set in 1950's Italy. Good performances from supporting cast too.
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing ..., 8 Jan 2014
This review is from: Lords of London [DVD] (DVD)
The vast majority of the film is set in a sleepy Italian village, Ray Winstone is a mere side character (only seen in flashback) and far more time is spent on mood-setting and talk of love, loss and the meaning of life than any ball-breaking action.
The brutality is still there and there is plenty of foul-mouthed antics if that is your thing, but Lords Of London really requires the viewer to know what they are letting themselves in for.
After a dreamy, blurred opening sequence that sees London criminal Tony (Glen Murphy) gunned down in a busy nightclub, the same gangster awakes to find himself in a run-down shack on an Italian hillside with no idea how he got there.
Seemingly unable to leave or make any form of communication with the world at large, Tony is forced to walk the streets in his blood-soaked shirt, eager to get to the bottom of just where he is - and for what reason.
Slowly but surely, through a series of flashbacks, we see Tony acting out his Mr Big role on the streets of London, as well as further flashbacks taking us back to Tony's childhood, where he was seen as an unwarranted accessory to gangster dad Terry (Winstone).
It all connects with where Tony is now, and it seems pretty obvious from the get-go just where he is, and who the people are he is now surrounded by.
For all its lofty ambitions, Lords Of London falls a little short. It's not so much poor pacing that makes the film feel long at 92 minutes, as the intercutting of past and present is well done, but the fact that you'll figure out where Tony really is a long time before he puts the pieces together himself.
Just when you wonder where exactly things are going, the film draws to a conclusion with some emotional heft, leaving you pondering about what you have seen - in a good way.
Murphy is solid in the lead - a canny mix of world-weariness and simmering anger, but with just enough humanity to make him a character you end up rooting for.
Hampered with occasionally out of place music cues and an over reliance of fading to black Lords of London at its core has something more than the usual gangster movie, but its just a shame that the core is hidden by bland acting and an uninvolving script that only really comes to life during the third twisty third act. The acting being bland makes it disappointing to watch because at times there is that feel its just actors repeating lines of a script when you want to see a movie that makes you forget they are actors and that they are characters in a movie.
The movie detours from the usual wannabe-gangster bilge that is often served up and it is no bad thing that Lords Of London is very much a rainy Sunday afternoon think-piece rather than a beer-and-curry Friday night macho-fest.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One to Watch!!, 24 Jan 2014
This review is from: Lords of London [DVD] (DVD)
It's truly a great British thriller!
Beautifully filmed and well casted! You can't go wrong!
With it's fresh and new approach to the somewhat usual cliche British crime thriller that you so often see, it grabs your attention from the get go!
Would defiantly watch again and would recommend to all true film lovers!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Yes you have to wait ,to know the ending ,but that's why we go to the movies to be entertained, 29 Jun 2014
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This is not a film for gangster lovers who just want violence and more violence ,This film if for the viewers who want to enjoy watching the whole film and are kept guessing until ,they are quick enough to understand the theory of the story ,and when you do ,you can enjoy this amazing stort ,
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1.0 out of 5 stars Don't let the cast fool you, 22 Jun 2014
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One of the worst stinking piles of s*** I've bothered to watch in a long time.
Makes absolutely no sense to me, boring all the way through.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Poor Ending, 19 Mar 2014
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I enjoyed the film but the ending let it down. You were left in limbo about what had happened unless there is a follow up you are left wondering.
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1.0 out of 5 stars totally baffled by the storyline, 16 Mar 2014
This review is from: Lords Of London (DVD)
i thought that the LORDS OF LONDON set in london, not in two parts....about the drug dealing world but obioviously not...i wasn,t all that impressed.. the only thing it like was the cheese wire scene thats all....if anyone is to hire it out read the comment before hiring it..and there was two spelling mistakes in the film
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2.0 out of 5 stars Bores of London, 11 Mar 2014
This review is from: Lords Of London (DVD)
I do not normaly review films but this one I had to.If you enjoy intellectual stimulation or action avoid this because it has neither.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Don't like, 1 Mar 2014
This review is from: Lords of London [DVD] (DVD)
Nothing wrong with the actors in this film , & a big big fan of winstone , but it was one of those films i could not get to grips with that's why i gave it two stars because i did not like it , Where others gave it 4 or 5 stars like most films you have to watch it yourself .
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1.0 out of 5 stars POINTLESS!, 9 Feb 2014
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This review is from: Lords of London [DVD] (DVD)
You're thinking..Ray Winstone, Cockney Gangster Film aren't you?
Err...no. It's not set in London, has Winstone in a small cameo, and this low budget disaster has a truly ludicrous plot if you can find it.
The only sure thing is that you will be screaming at Amazon for a refund and at the TV for 90 minutes of your life back.
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