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What's Your Favorite Layer?new

Director Matthew Vaughn (producer of Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch) spins an involving underworld tale of deception and double-cross, relying on good old piss and vinegar to keep us invested in basic story elements that are more fun than novel.
Orlando Weekly  |  Steve Schneider  |  07-15-2005  |  Reviews

Criminal Confectionnew

A contemporary gangster film that both looks and feels like a Britnoir classic filtered through the Jam’s bang-on sense of style, Layer Cake takes a realistic approach to Britain’s criminal underclass.
Austin Chronicle  |  Matthew Vaughn  |  06-02-2005  |  Reviews

Layer Cake a Slice of the Dangerous Lifenew

Layer Cake exemplifies how recent English gangster films seldom prove as grandly operatic or steeped in social issues as America's Godfather imitators. But that can be good.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Curt Holman  |  05-26-2005  |  Reviews

Thick and Richnew

The new British crime drama from first-time director Matthew Vaughn is a block of granite struggling to liberate the statue inside it.
East Bay Express  |  Bill Gallo  |  05-24-2005  |  Reviews

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