Film Review: ‘London Boulevard’
Colin Farrell shines darkly in script by ‘The Departed’s William Monahan.
In his crime novels, Irish writer Ken Bruen can pen stylish mean-streets poetry, and it is this refreshingly punchy, often quite funny quality that screenwriter William Monahan, who won an Oscar for Martin Scorcese’s The Departed, captures in London Boulevard. A mix of 1960s Brit gangster movie and 1940s Hollywood noir, it satisfies not only in the tradition of yarns boiled hard and wry but as a savvy comment on fame and ambition.
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