Guy Ritchie

News, Reviews & Features
  • The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

    Movie Review | Matt Looker | 12th August 2015

    The action hero has come a long way since the 60s. Once calm, unobtainable specimens of perfection have gradually morphed into tough, emotionally closed anti-heroes, and then into testosterone-fuelled musclemen, and now they're flawed and troubled characters in touch with their - ugh - feelings. Superheroes are forever in search of their own life purpose (the clue is in the word 'superhero', guys), lone wolf cops have money worries, even Tom Cruise is now contractually obligated to have his character make at least one mistake in his movies. And James Bond cries now. He actually cries. So call it an adaptation, a rehash, another unoriginal concept in a Hollywoodland bereft of creativity, or whatever - The Man From U.N.C.L.E. is still one of the most refreshing action films you'll see this year.

  • Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows

    Movie Review | Matt | 13th December 2011

    Once again, Guy Ritchie delves into Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's lesser-known casebook of Sherlock Holmes – the one filed under 'improbably explosive' (subfolder: homoeroticism) – and pulls together a sequel that, by the law of the blockbuster, is destined to be a lazy rehash of the first film. However, not so in this case; Ritchie has upped the ante on every level, building on the same style and plot devices as Holmes' last outing but raising the stakes in the process and delivering an adventure that's just as fun as the first time round.

  • Sherlock Holmes 2 trailer - the game is afoot. Of shadows. Or something

    Movie Trailer | Matt | 13th July 2011

    Guy Ritchie is pissing all over the world’s greatest detective yet again, but it’s ok because ROBERT DOWNEY JR.

  • Noomi Rapace cast in Sherlock 2

    Movie News | Ali | 12th September 2010

    The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo will soon be the girl who played second fiddle to Robert Downey Jr (and the girl who made Jude Law seem even more effeminate) in Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes sequel.

  • Sherlock Holmes

    Movie Review | Kirsty | 4th January 2010

    Sherlock Holmes is one of Britain's most enduring literary figures, thanks in no small part to previous adaptations of Arthur Conan Doyle's books on the big and small screens. Whilst it's not known whether anyone has actually read a Holmes book in the last few decades, everyone has a clear mental picture of the detective in question and can throw out a few misquotes when the situation calls for it.

  • No to gay Holmes sequel

    Movie News | Matt | 4th January 2010

    Andrea Plunket, US copyright holder for Sherlock Holmes literature, has threatened to withdraw permission for future movies if the Holmes-Watson bromoeroticism turns into full-on bromosexuality.

  • Sherlock Holmes sequel in pipeline

    Movie News | Matt | 23rd September 2009

    While we've all been busy praying that Guy Ritchie's cockney criminal take on Sherlock Holmes won't be a laughable shitfest, Warner Bros has already announced that plans for a sequel are afoot.

  • Guy Ritchie snatches Brad Pitt for Sherlock Holmes reshoot

    Movie News | Ali | 17th August 2009

    Looks like Guy Ritchie might have another stinker on his hands: Warner Bros. executives have apparently insisted he shoehorns in villain Moriarty to upp the bad guy quota. Ritchie's preference? Brad Pitt.