I would've forgiven this movie everything if they'd played Amy Winehouse's "Valerie" in the soundtrack.
They didn't. But tbh the soundtrack's still a bop and this is the fun kind of trash you'll expect from the poster.
The most okay movie I've seen in theatres this year.*
Not as creative or energetic as a lot of other Ritchie movies (at least not energetic in the typical Ritchie style). In fact, it's the definition of cookie-cutter. But it's still a fun watch if you're in for a not-too-memorable action romp.
Sidenote: Does anybody know how and/or why Guy Ritchie has gotten so prolific this decade? He's been churning out a film a year it seems. I missed Cash Truck, is that a good one?
*Currently, I've seen two movies in theatres this year.
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