Layer Cake

Layer Cake

  • 2004
  • R
  • 105 min
  • UK
  • action, crime, drama

A successful drug dealer's retirement plans come to a halt when he is forced to rescue the daughter of a trade magnate. At the same time, he must also retrieve ecstasy pills worth two million pounds.

Director: Matthew Vaughn

Writer: J.J. Connolly

Stars: Daniel Craig, Tom Hardy, Colm Meaney, George Harris, Sally Hawkins

A stylized, electric British crime thriller.

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  • Matthew Vaughn
    Matthew Vaughn
    Matthew Vaughn (born 7 March 1971 in London, England) is an English film producer and director known for producing such films as Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998) and Snatch (2000) and directing the films Layer Cake (2004), Stardust (2007) and Kick-Ass (2010).

Main Cast


  • Brian Costello (Common Sense Media)

    This movie is very much a product of its time, and while its enjoyable, it doesn't quite stand out from similar movies of that era.

  • Damon Wise (Empire)

    Fans of Lock, Stock may be surprised by the intensity of this thoughtful thriller, which gives Daniel Craig the star-making role he deserves.

  • Terry Lawson (Detroit Free Press)

    As good as the story and direction may be, much of the film's success is up to Daniel Craig.


Source: based on the novel by J.J. Connolly

Certificate: R

Genres: action, crime, drama, thriller

Categories: drugs, drug dealer, cocaine, anti hero, greed, london england, one last job, crime lord, blackmail, serbian, drug lord, pills, double cross, assassin, amsterdam netherlands, pile of money, gangster


Producer: Adam Bohling, David Reid, Matthew Vaughn

Editor: Jon Harris

Casting: Leo Davis, Jina Jay

Director of photography: Ben Davis

Costume design: Stephanie Collie

Executive producer: Stephen Marks

Production design: Kave Quinn

Details and Technical Specs

Runtime: 105 min

Country: UK

Language: English, Romanian

Sound Mix: Dolby Digital, SDDS, DTS

Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1

Color: Color

Also Known As

  • The Pusher (IT)
  • Crimen organizado (ES)
  • No todo es lo que parece (AR)
  • Nem Tudo é o Que Parece (BR)