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London Boulevard

"London Boulevard" is a British film noir that is based on a novel by Ken Bruen for William Monahan`s directorial debut. A reclusive film star (Keira Knightley) hiding out from the world in a Holland Park mansion, decides to hire a criminal (Colin Farrell) recently released from prison to be her bodyguard and handyman but ends up falling for him instead.

Language: English
Subtitle: NA
Classification: M18
Release Date: 26 May 2011
Genre: Crime / Romance
Running Time: 1 Hour 47 Minutes
Distributor: SHAW ORGANISATION
Cast: Colin Farrell, Keira Knightley, Ray Winstone
Director: William Monahan
Format: NA

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Writer: Roy Lim Jian-Min

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Watch this if you liked: "Next Three Days", "Get Carter", "The Departed"

"London Boulevard" is a movie about an ex-convict played by Colin Farrell who tries to make a honest earning but is led back to the world he left behind to protect an upcoming starlet played by Keira Keira Knightley. Directed by "The Departed" writer William Monahan who also writes the screenplay for the movie, many will not know that the movie is actually adapted from a novel of the same name.

The reviewer feels that the plot of "London Boulevard" has great potential, but is perplexed with the lack of extension between some of the existing subplot and the character development for the supporting cast which contributes to the downfall of the movie.

The performance of Colin Farrell as an ex-con is rather convincing and the same could be said to Keira Knightley as both Colin and Keira played their roles to perfection. Ray Winstone is ever convincing as the mobster head with his thick British accent similar to his previous role in "Edge Of Darkness".

"London Boulevard" is no doubt an action packed drama; so do give it a go only if you're drawn to these types of movies.


Cinema Online, 25 May 2011
   
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Classification
Effective 15 July 2011
G - Suitable for all ages
PG - Suitable for all ages, but parents should provide guidance to their young
PG13 - Suitable for persons aged 13 and above, but parental guidance is advised for children below 13
NC16 - Suitable for persons aged 16 years and above
M18 - Suitable for persons aged 18 years and above
R21 - Restricted to persons aged 21 and above only
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