A mid-level drug dealer (Daniel Craig) must perform two final tasks for his boss (Kenneth Cranham) before he can quit the business for good.
" An appropriately hard-boiled quality runs through the movie, and the cast (from top to bottom) brings its best, putting the frosting on this nasty bit of Layer Cake. "
" It's almost too much to follow, but the style, proven by Ritchie time and again, is irresistible. "
" The intricate thing dodges and feints and twists this way and turns that way until, by the time of the alleged resolution, we've lost our bearings completely. "
" Bloody good fun a great deal of the time. Love the accents. Love the guns. Bang-bang. "
" Layer Cake has sizzle, but it also offers plenty of steak. "
" As good as the story and direction may be, much of the film's success is up to Daniel Craig. "
" It's a stylish and classic gangster saga about the clashing of rival empires, where the only thing worse than the killer before you is the killer waiting behind him. "
" The film is lamentably short of narrative coherence. "
" It has more heft than the Ritchie movies. "
" A gangster film, despite what its title suggests, that ranks with the best of the genre. "
" I like Layer Cake a lot. "
" A masterly, intricately plotted crime story. "
" The film's a diverting enough 105 minutes, with a few surprises in store. "
" It's a little bleak, a little twisted, a little gory, and a lot funny. "
" An exercise in high style, high octane and low-key suaveness. "
" May be a worthy successor to a busy genre, but it is not an inventive inheritor. "
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