Formula 51 Reviews
- "Kiss the sun and taste the motherf***ing rainbow!"
- "I meant to "take care of him," not f***ing take care of him!"
- "Chicken Bollocks! Haha ha ha!"
-"So what's the plan then? Massage? Maybe ya wanna go get some of that friend f***king chicken?"
-"MDMA utilizes Serotonin. Opiates, like heroin, utilize dopamine. Sort of like the same sensation you get after sex. Amphetamines increase adrenaline. And cocaine gets those synapses in the brains firing really fast. My product is 51 times stronger than cocaine, 51 times more hallucinogenic than acid, and 51 times more explosive than ecstasy. It's like getting a personal visit... from God!"
- Robert Carlyle: "Fish and chips. It's the national dish."
Samuel L. Jackson: "More like a national disaster (before throwing the fish and chips out onto the street)."
-"It takes 10 seconds for an imbibed liquid to reach the stomach... It takes the human body 81 seconds to heat that liquid to the point of chemical volatility... You have
- "Drugs. They kill you in the end!"
I never fell more in love with Liverpool accents in any stage of life after watching this movie. It's also bloody amazing when Samuel L. Jackson kicks the Neo-Nazis' asses with his golf club while wearing a kilt.
With "51th State" we have yet another wanna be "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels" contender pushing the witty action packed British gangster movie genre further, with larger than life characters, violence and fast-track directing and editing. Just like "Love, Honour and Obey" the year before, Ronny Yu and the production team tries to cash in on the Guy Ritchie formula and with some parts they actually succeed. Everything is about style, humour and pace, not so much about character development or telling a story with a plot we havenīt seen before. The difference here is the stand out character Elmo played by Samuel L. Jackson with charisma and a style you canīt miss even if he does what he normally does. Carlyle gets a bit lost in his role. The always lovely Emily Mortimer is good as Dakota, but seems to be partly out of her comfort zone (apparently she hated to work in this film). Meat Loaf canīt simply act and his character is the weakest one. And it seems that Sean Pertwee and Rhys Ifans keeps on ending up with the same sort of character over and over. "51th State" has its moments for sure, but itīs not really a keeper in the DVD shelf.