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January 13, 2009


Colesmithey.com“Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels” producer Matthew Vaughn turns director for this keen cinematic rendering of J.J. Connolly’s novel about a modern day British gangster attempting to get out of the business.

Daniel Craig (“Enduring Love”) shows why he’s been in contention for taking over the James Bond mantle, as his unnamed character traverses West London in search of his boss’s runaway junkie daughter while he attempting to settle a massive drug deal gone awry. Daniel Craig is a high-tension wire.


“Layer Cake” is a stylized British noir full of clever twists, fury, biting dialogue, and ironic violence. Bitter tea indeed.

Rated R. 144 mins.

4 Stars

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