Wrath of Man

Wrath of Man ★★★★½

Guy Ritchie | 2021

I've heard some stuff thrown around that this doesn't really feel like a Guy Ritchie film, which I could understand at first glance, but if you pay attention the the structure, pacing, and overall filmmaking, you would know that it can't have been directed by anyone else.

This is Ritchie at his most bleak, there's very little humor or even real moments to breath, the film doesn't stop and it doesn't care about your feelings, and yet it is also Ritchie at his most restrained, if you don't count Aladdin, of course.

The film takes itself very seriously, but it worked for me. The score does the same and I found it to be really haunting but also strangle enchanting and it does wonders for the build up the climax, which is so simple and brutal but very satisfying.

The characters all serve their jobs fine, mostly being held up by their performances, with Jason Statham chewing up the scene as always and it was great to see Andy Garcia pop up in a movie that wasn't direct to video quality for a change.

This isn't going to be for everyone but I found it to be highly entertaining in it's own twisted and dark way, though I can't say it's going to have the replay value Ritchie's other films have, but that's okay.

Looking forward to more Guy Ritchie bangers that he's making with that Disney money of his.

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