The Gentlemen Review – IGN

Guy Ritchie’s New Netflix Series: The Gentlemen

Guy Ritchie’s latest venture into the world of crime capers brings his signature style to the small screen with the new Netflix series, The Gentlemen. While the show is visually appealing and entertaining, it falls short of capturing the full essence of Ritchie’s best work.

Following British Army captain Eddie Horniman (Theo James) as he inherits his father’s title and estate, the series delves into the complex dynamics of family and criminal enterprises. Eddie’s sudden predicament of owning a property housing an illegal marijuana facility sets the stage for a thrilling narrative.

It’s important to note that The Gentlemen on Netflix bears little resemblance to the 2019 film of the same name, apart from the shared concept of hidden drug operations under aristocratic homes.

No characters from the film are ever referenced in the show.

Despite the initial disconnect from the film, The Gentlemen on Netflix evolves into a standalone British crime drama. While lacking the humor of Ritchie’s previous works, standout performances from the cast, including Theo James and Vinnie Jones, keep viewers engaged.