I have no idea, why so many people rated this movie so highly. Maybe it is ok in terms of cinematography and acting, but the story and writing is just bad. First of all there is no protagonist. There no interesting characters in this. Is Matthew McConaughey a protagonist? - No! He is doing almoust nothing through the whole film. He had a cool disposition abot his rise to power though, i would love to watch that movie instead. There is no depth to this character, except a couple of cool speaches. Is Charlie Hunnam, who's basicaly a McConaughey's butler a protagonist? - No! He's main characterestic his unexplained loyalty. Basicaly the two characters are some sort of snobish gangsters look a likes, spending time in some pretensious bar. Martial guys disposition was cool, could also be a good movie. And the biggest flaw is that the whole premise is not believable. Good thing about previous Guy Ritchie movies was the chaos. Characters are being drawn into a mayhem of events. Stupidity and chance make movies funny and give them that sense of reality, because reality is also unpredictable. Gentlemen is all about plans, and characters magicaly forseeing each other actions, so the film fieels like a scenario, it fails in creating an illusion of reality. So it is just a generic gangster movie.