I'm a fan of Jason Statham, and if it's Mr. Statham in a grimy London gangster film, well, pass the popcorn. This one has all of the elements that any fan of the genre could seemingly want: a fortune, a deadly secret, amateur criminals out of their depth, a slimy porn king, and the royal family as a special bonus. But in the end, this film doesn't hold a candle to movies like Snatch, Lock Stock, or even Layer Cake.
So what's missing? Well, when you string people along in a gangster flick, you need to deliver a solid ending. This one is too contrived, too complex, with too many convenient coincidences. Ultimately, too cute. The fact that the end titles present a post-script of events as fact, when even the most rudimentary research pokes holes in this, adds to the disappointing aftertaste of this film.