Guy Ritchie (Snatch, Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels) has carved out quite a niche for himself as the foremost British director of gangster films. All of his films to date have that cooler-than-words violent aspect to them, odd characters and lightening fast dialogue. All the hype about this film was about how long it took Ritchie to make it and then get it released. The film was apparently ready in 2005 and there was a limited release of it followed by grumbling by those who saw it and then reshooting/reediting by Ritchie. Does not instill much confidence does it?
Highly skilled gambler Jake Green (Jason Statham