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A Very British Gangster 2007

Critics score:
70 / 100

Reviews provided by RottenTomatoes

Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times: A Very British Gangster plays less like a documentary than an E! expose of lowlife skulduggery. Read more

Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times: If Tony Soprano had a cheekier, less haunted, openly gay British counterpart, it would be Dominic Noonan, the Manchester crime boss profiled in the stylish and compelling A Very British Gangster. Read more

Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News: 'Manchester is where I was born, where I live, and where I'll die,' announces Dominic Noonan at the start of Donal MacIntyre's gripping documentary. Read more

Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.com: Investigative journalist Donal MacIntyre's film is fairly standard British TV product, closer to a glorified 60 Minutes segment then to cinematic art. But never mind -- its subject is, as he might say, feckin' amazing. Read more

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Stanley Kauffmann, The New Republic: A Very British Gangster proves yet again that one great asset of film is vicarious participation in crime. Read more

John Anderson, Variety: A Very British Gangster is a very watchable movie, one that explores an oft-exploited mob milieu and busts some of its fictional bubbles. These are troubling people, to be sure, but MacIntyre makes them human, as well as frightening. Read more

Julia Wallace, Village Voice: It would have been nice to hear a small something about Noonan's very British victims. Read more