Layer Cake

Layer Cake

Matthew Vaughn (2004)

101min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Marking the directorial debut of Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels producer Matthew Vaughn, this decent enough British crime thriller is done few favours by its nondescript title. Daniel Craig plays a rising young drug dealer whose ambition is to make some quick money and then retire early to enjoy it. His plans - involving a massive shipment of ecstasy - are complicated by drugs lord Kenneth Cranham, who asks him to find the wayward daughter of an associate (dodgy businessman Michael Gambon). The performances are good, and Vaughn directs with assuredness and aplomb, but there's an over-familiarity about the subject matter that suggests it's time for Vaughn and his crime-movie contemporaries to seek inspiration elsewhere.

Summary

Concluded.

Cast & Crew

XXXX Daniel Craig
Gene Colm Meaney
Jimmy Price Kenneth Cranham
Morty George Harris (2)
JD, "The Duke" Jamie Foreman
Eddie Temple Michael Gambon
Slavo Marcel Iures
Clarkie Tom Hardy
Sidney Ben Whishaw
Tammy Sienna Miller
Cody Dexter Fletcher
Slasher Sally Hawkins
Larry Jason Flemyng
Gazza Burn Gorman
Terry Tamer Hassan
Director Matthew Vaughn
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Columbia TriStarGuidance: Violence, swearing, sex scenes, drug abuse, nudity. Available on: video, DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 1 Oct 2004
Drama