The Gentlemen is a 2019 action crime film directed by Guy Ritchie.
STX Entertainment on Monday, December 23, 2019 released the trailer:
The Gentlemen | Official Trailer 2 | In Theaters January 24, 2020.
Big Dave, editor of the Daily Print tabloid, is snubbed by cannabis baron Mickey Pearson at a party and hires private investigator Fletcher to investigate Pearson's links to Lord Pressfield, a minor Royal with a heroin-addicted daughter. Fletcher offers to sell his findings (typed up as a screenplay) to Pearson's right-hand man Raymond for £20 million. Born in poverty in the US, Pearson won a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford University, where he began selling marijuana to privileged fellow students before dropping out and building his empire by violence. He plans to sell his business to American billionaire Matthew Berger for $400 million so he can retire peacefully with his wife Rosalind. Pearson shows Berger one of the labs where he grows his cannabis under the estates of aristocratic landlords, who need cash for the upkeep of their stately homes. Pearson is later approached by Dry Eye, an underboss for Chinese gangster Lord George; Dry Eye offers to buy out Pearson's business, but he refuses. Pearson's lab is then raided by amateur boxers who film their encounter defeating the lab's guards and stealing the marijuana before uploading it online as a rap video; the boxers' eponymous Coach later orders them to delete the video. Pearson begins transferring his cannabis-growing out of the estates. He also agrees to bring home Pressfield's wayward daughter Laura. Raymond retrieves Laura, however, in a brawl with her room-mates one of Raymond's men accidentally throws Aslan, a young Russian man, out of the window to his death. Laura later dies of a heroin overdose. Coach visits Raymond, apologizes for his students' actions, and offers his services as penance. Coach has captured Phuc, a henchman of Dry Eye's who had informed Coach's crew about the lab location, although Phuc is killed during a botched escape attempt. Pearson threatens Lord George for going after his lab, and destroys one of his heroin labs in retaliation. George chastises Dry Eye for his insubordination in attacking Pearson and offering to buy him out; George nods to a henchman to execute Dry Eye, but the man executes George instead.
Principal photography began in November 2018.
The film The Gentlemen was scheduled to be released on December 3, 2019 (Curzon Mayfair Cinema), on January 1, 2020 (United Kingdom), on January 24, 2020 (United States), on February 14, 2020 (Turkey) and on February 27, 2020 (Germany) by STXfilms (United States), Entertainment Film Distributors (United Kingdom), STX Entertainment, BF Distribution, Belga Films, Constantin-Film, Independent Films, Roadshow Films, Universum Film (UFA), Vértice Cine, Ascot Elite Entertainment Group, Eagle Films, Leonine and VVS Films.
The duration of the film is 113 minutes. The film grossed over $18.4 million.
The film had received a "R" rating.
The Gentlemen got high rating from critics.
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