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From ‘Snatch’. ‘Swine and Diamonds’ to ‘Operation Fortune: The Great Hoax’: All of Guy Ritchie’s films ordered from worst to best

25 years since the premiere of ‘lock Stock’is the first feature film directed by guy richie, His career hasn’t exactly stood still, as there are unforgettable titles and others whose existence would almost be better to ignore, but taking advantage of the launch in Spain ‘Operation Fortune: The Great Hoax’ We wanted to review all his films from worst to best.

the following list reflects my personal views About 13 feature films directed by Richie to date and about all the works of the popular British filmmaker should not be taken as the absolute truth, so I invite you to share your impressions in the comments. Without adding more, let’s go with this:

13) ‘Swept Away’ (‘Swept Away’, 2002)

Swept Away By The Tide

direction: Guy Ritchie. Department: Madonna, Adriano Giannini, Bruce Greenwood, Jean Tripplehorn, Elizabeth Banks

An incomparable turn in the director’s career beyond the desire to offer something to show mother of jesus, his partner in real life at the time. The problem is that this remake of a 1974 Italian film is a disaster on all levels, because at no point is it clear what it wants to be and does so without much charm given how weird it is in general. . terms. , Furthermore, its two protagonists are despicable. inaccessible.

12) ‘Revolver’ (2005)


direction: Guy Ritchie. Department: Jason Statham, Ray Liotta, Vincent Pastore, Andre Benjamin, Mark Strong, Terrence Maynard, Francesca Ennis

A very disappointing attempt to return to the style of his earlier films but looking to give it a darker and surprising touch in its own way. After a curious outburst, all he offers are short isolated notes of some interest—the character of mark strong This is perhaps their greatest achievement – in a group that tends to feel lost in direction and wants to juggle multiple ideas at the same time. It gets tired in the end.

Review of ‘Revolver’ (by Alberto Abuin)

11) ‘Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows’ (‘Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows’, 2011)

Sherlock Holmes A Game Of Shadows

direction: Guy Ritchie. Department: Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Noomi Rapace, Jared Harris, Eddie Marsan, Rachel McAdams

The second installment always has the challenge of proving that the first wasn’t a coincidence and takes everything a step further. Here they try but as a pastime it has less charm than its predecessor and when it comes to proposing a mystery it becomes needlessly over-complicated and a bit heavy-handed.

Critique of ‘Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows’ (by Mikel Zorilla)

10) ‘Aladdin’ (2019)


direction: Guy Ritchie. Department: Will Smith, Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott, Marwan Kenzari, Navid Negahban, Naseem Pedrad, Billy Magnussen

There aren’t many real-image updates to Disney’s animated classics that justify their existence beyond their undeniable commercial appeal, and the one on hand here isn’t one of them. Admittedly, it’s not one of the worst and at least it makes some effort not to be just a soulless copy of the 1992 film. The problem is that it doesn’t work very well.

Criticism of ‘Aladdin’ (by Mikel Zorrilla)

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9) ‘Re Arturo: La Leyenda de Excalibur’ (‘King Arthur: Legend of the Sword’, 2017)

King Arthur

direction: Guy Ritchie. Department: Charlie Hunnam, Astrid Burgess-Frisbe, Djimon Hounsou, Aidan Gillen, Jude Law, Eric Bana

It’s a pity that the final act is a disaster, because before that Richie shapes up with an engrossing rereading and a modern twist to the legend. A bit like it’s breathed life into something that could have been just a generic blockbuster, because it’s actually the presence behind the scenes that helps give it a certain charm. However, the positive ending carries more weight in the memory than the negative.

Critique of ‘King Arthur: The Legend of Excalibur’ (by Mikel Zorilla)

8) ‘RocknRolla’ (2008)

Rock And Roll

direction: Guy Ritchie. Department: Gerard Butler, Tom Wilkinson, Thandie Newton, Mark Strong, Idris Elba, Tom Hardy, Toby Kebbel, Jeremy Piven, Chris Bridges

After the failure with ‘Revolver’, Richie opted to go even closer to the style of his first two films, but with less inspired results. Perhaps calling it generic is a bit of an exaggeration when it is clearly visible who is behind it, but it falls somewhat within those parameters. Admittedly, it’s entertaining despite its faults.

Review of ‘RockenRolla’ (by Alberto Abuin)

7) ‘Sherlock Holmes’ (2009)

direction: Guy Ritchie. Department: Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Rachel McAdams, Mark Strong, Kelly Reilly, Eddie Marsan

An effective attempt to modernize the mythological character but without updating it. With some good work from Richie behind the scenes, music by Hans Zimmer and great chemistry shared by some inspired rObert Downey Jr and Jude Law As for the main property, we are faced with a fun blockbuster, one of those that you are happy to watch despite the fact that it is not even a memorable one.

Criticism of ‘Sherlock Holmes’ (by Mikel Zorilla)

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6) ‘Operation Fortune: The Great Deception’ (‘Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre’, 2023)

Operation Fortune

direction: Guy Ritchie. Department: Jason Statham, Aubrey Plaza, Josh Hartnett, Cary Elwes, Buzzy Malone, Hugh Grant

An engaging pastime that comes down to applying the formula of his earlier works in an easy to digest way. Powered by your funny hero shining with his own light, a hilarious Aubrey PlazaIt’s true that perhaps it loses some steam in its final stretch, but at all times it complies as entertainment that at the same time displays a certain personality within the general lines, it feels like being a little more Might as well give the same from Richie.

Critique of ‘Operation Fortune: The Great Deception’ (by Victor López G.)

5) ‘Operation Uncle’ (‘The Man from Uncle’, 2015)

Operation Uncle

direction: Guy Ritchie. Department: Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer, Alicia Vikander, Elizabeth Debicki, Jared Harris, Hugh Grant

A stylish update of a legendary 60s television series that allows everyone involved to have a great time, the direction is perhaps too stretched, from Richie, to its cast, to the work of its lead trio. exposes, especially a Henry Cavill never had as much fun here, but also watch out for the good work of a army hammer Now infamous

Critique of ‘Operation Uncle’ (by Mikel Zorrilla)

4) ‘The Gentlemen: The Lords of the Mafia’ (2019)


direction: Guy Ritchie. Department: Matthew McConaughey, Charlie Hunnam, Henry Golding, Michelle Dockery, Jeremy Strong, Eddie Marsan, Colin Farrell, Hugh Grant

Perhaps too safe a bet in terms of structure and style, but the new cast helped bring it pretty close to the level of his first two films, though it was also important that Richie not set out for some sort of reproduction of his debut. Be I was especially glad to end up with the character of Colin FarrellTo the extent that I would love a spin-off.

Critique of ‘The Gentleman: Los Senoras de la Mafia’ (by Mikel Zorilla)

3) ‘Snatch. Pigs and Diamonds’ (2000)


direction: Guy Ritchie. Department: Benicio del Toro, Dennis Farina, Vinnie Jones, Brad Pitt, Rade Srebedzija, Jason Statham

Possibly Ritchie’s most legendary film, in which he applies the same formula as his debut—the perfect mix of thriller, violence, relatable cast of characters, sarcastic humor and lively rhythm—but with much greater means and greater pretensions. brad pitt In one of the leading roles. Zero wonder if this is a favorite of many, but in my case I probably have a little more wear than the two I put above, but the truth is I put them all on practically the same level . By the way, the television adaptation, released several years later, was not bad either.

Review of ‘Snatch’ Pigs and Diamonds (by Sergio Benitez)

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2) ‘Rosh Jaago’ (‘The Wrath of Man’, 2021)

Arouse Fury

direction: Guy Ritchie. Department: Jason Statham, Holt McCallany, Jeffrey Donovan, Josh Hartnett, Laj Alonso, Raul Castillo, D’Obia Oprei, Eddie Marsan, Scott Eastwood, Niamh Elgar

A more contained thriller than usual by Ritchie, which doesn’t take away from the fact that he displays a deeply precise job in terms of staging, both in the quieter moments and when the scene’s final act explodes with violence. thinking of it all more as an action movie in service of perpetuity Jason StathamWho has far more provocative material than usual in his already long filmography and takes advantage of it to squeeze out his undeniable charisma to the fullest.

Criticism of ‘Wake Up the Fury’ (by Mikel Zorilla)

1) ‘Lock and Stock’ (‘Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels’, 1998)

Lock Stock

direction: Guy Ritchie. Department: Jason Flemyng, Dexter Fletcher, Nick Moran, Jason Statham, Steven McIntosh, Vinnie Jones, Sting

A wonderful letter of introduction in which the main passions of its director are already present. It is true that he may need to refine some details, but on the other hand, he has a unique energy to shape a first-rate mischief, which also knows how to tell a story that captivates the viewer. A story is more complicated than it sounds. The kind that quickly hooks in and won’t let you go until the end credits roll.

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