One of the best secret no one knows about movies of all time!!!!
I loved this movie soooo much! I was first introduced two thirds into
it and I was immediately ready to sit down and watch it at three in the
morning staying up till five am. The way it is shot is like pure
genius! There is a scene in it that is shot from the perspective of the
person being murdered and I mean it is aw inspiring! Seriously if it
weren't for the way this movie ended it it would have been a 10 on my
voting. Point in fact though the ending isn't horrible it just leaves a
little to be desired. NON-SPOILER ALERT about the ending, they use a
different person for the main character as the older version, but
everyone else plays themselves just with makeup....(Don't get me wrong
the guy they got 'Malcolm McDowell' to play as the older gangster is
the best narrator and therefore carries the movie, but it's just weird
and very hard to over look) Not to mention Paul Bettany who is a genius
in this movie as well! My god the man can play psycho! All and all a
must watch and a pass on to any friend who is in the mood to see a
One of my favorite types of movies are crime dramas. However, Italian
Mafioso films have left me rather ragged (Casino was better than Goodfellas
in my book, and the Godfather was a big disappointment -- second one was
better). However, I've been constantly surprised and overjoyed with English
crime dramas, and Gangster No. 1 is no exception, having completely blown me
Slightly similar but mostly unlike the fellow films made by popular director
Guy Ritchie, Gangster is the story of an absolutely madman of a gangster
known as Gangster 55 who steals the reins of power away from his previous
boss. But when this man is released from prison, 55 recalls his rise to
power before he's forced to deal with the present.
Gangster No. 1 is my first foray into the world of underground filmmaking.
For a while now, I've only paid attention to well-rated movies out of
mainstream (Scorsese, Kubrick, and the like), but with Gangster No. 1 starts
a new path in life. This flick is well-acted, well-paced, and is pumped
full of lots of enjoyable violence. Have a ball as you watch..