Trailer Spotlight: British Crime Thriller ‘All Things To All Men’

Wahoo!!! Thanks to my friend Stella over at Byrneholics for the tip. This is THE trailer I’ve been waiting for, even though there’s not a confirmed US release date yet for this movie. Though for my lucky UK friends, this movie opens on April 5.

For those who missed my spotlight post for this crime thriller, I’m super excited for this mostly for the high caliber cast: Rufus Sewell, Gabriel Byrne and Toby Stephens. Oh man, talk about massive eye candy all around, and I haven’t even mentioned the gorgeous London scenery 😉

Now check out the trailer:

I have seen this trailer half a dozen times since this morning, so can’t you tell I’m excited for this? 😀 I love crime dramas and the London setting is especially intriguing for an Anglophile like me.


Here’s the official synopsis:

When Riley (Stephens), a professional thief, is hired to pull off the ultimate sting, he is unwittingly drawn into a deadly cat and mouse game between maverick police detective Parker (Sewell) and renowned London crime lord Joseph Corso (Byrne). Parker is determined to bring down Corso and do whatever it takes to end his reign, but when the sting backfires and stakes get higher, Riley finds himself at the centre of a battle where the line between the law and crime are blurred beyond recognition.

Leo Gregory

I really like the look of this, as my friend Stella said to me, it’ll be a testosterone-filled ride… and I’m more than game to tag along. This is George Isaac‘s directorial debut (he produced British dramas Kidulthood and Adulthood) so I don’t really know how well he’ll do behind the camera. But due to the premise and cast, I have high hopes for this.

I’m so thrilled to see Rufus getting top billing here, and nice to see Leo Gregory getting a bigger part in this as well. I’m going to try again via Twitter if I could get an interview with him. Oh btw, the girl in the trailer with no speaking parts is Spanish actress Elsa Pataky (Fast Five), who happens to be Chris Hemsworth’s wife. Boy, looks like she’s surrounded by hunks, on AND off the set, lucky gal!

I hope this film will find a US distributor, even for a limited release. Come on Hollywood, I REALLY want to see this on the big screen!

So what do you think of the trailer folks? Any fan of the cast?

46 thoughts on “Trailer Spotlight: British Crime Thriller ‘All Things To All Men’

    1. I’m thrilled to hear that Keith! Yes the trailer does look good isn’t it? THIS is the kind of action film I like as there’s some intelligence involved instead of just loud noises and things explodin’ all over the place. The cast is just, oh, no words!!

    1. Yes indeed Kevin! Crime dramas are inherently intriguing and the fact that it’s a smaller film it’s even more promising. He..he.. yes, I love all things British. I might as well move there one day.

  1. PrairieGirl

    WOW, I can’t believe I’ll be able to see this, because I land in London on April 3! With this and the play Old Times there’s going to be one huge Rufus-Fest goin’ on! Love it that there’s a scene at the Eye. And yes, I sure hope it ends up here, one way or another.

    1. I’m soooo jealous Becky! Yes, Rufus-Fest is right, what a lucky girl you are. Isn’t it nice to see our boy FINALLY getting top billing? Rightly so! Oh man, the trifecta of Rufus, Gabriel and Toby is making me super giddy today 😀

  2. PrairieGirl

    I know, lucky is an understatement. I don’t usually fall into such delightful serendipity, And the amazing acting trio with Ruf in the lead is almost too good to be true. I’ll be watching this trailer again and again too… 😀

    1. Yes, too good to be true indeed! And your trip to see Rufus’ play AND him starring in a British film is just awesome. I wish I could tag along with you somehow [sigh]

      1. PrairieGirl

        I’d love to have you with me too! And what’s your excuse?… oh yes, now I remember, you’re going to San Diego ComicCon in July, and off to Europe (Amsterdam, Bruges, Paris) in September. Boy, how rough it can get ;-D

    1. Ahah, why would I be cruel to my friends? 😀 No of course it’s NOT a rom-com trailer, you won’t see hardly any of those in my blog. Glad you like it, Ty.

    1. Watch it again T 😀 I guess I’m more excited than everyone else as I adore two of the actors and Toby Stephens looks so mighty hunky here, yowza! 😉

      1. Ahah, is it that bad? Did they have Cockney accent like in Guy Ritchie movies? Looks like they’re pretty discernible in this movie, but who knows, I may be gawking too much at the pretty boys to comprehend anything they’re saying 😉

        1. Lol it’s understandable 😉 There are a few people in Layer Cake that I personally couldn’t understand. I think they are Cockney and/or Essex accents.

  3. Ted S.

    Yeah like Paula and Michael said, if this one turns out to be as good as Layer Cake, then I’ll see it. Although I hope it doesn’t have the same cheap shock ending like Layer Cake did, that really pissed me off.

    My guess is if it does well box office wise over in Europe, I’m sure some studio here in the States will pick it up.

    1. I haven’t seen Layer Cake so I don’t know about the ending. Well I sure hope it would do very well in Europe so it’ll be shown at least in limited release here.

  4. Not sure how it will turn out, but I’m in. Nice to see Sewell and Byrne back on the big screen.

    Thanks for including the trivia in the sidebar, Ruth! 😀

    1. YES! Glad to hear Josh. Well for now this is only in the UK but my hope is to see these two in American cinema, esp since Rufus gets top billing!

      THANK YOU for that awesome trivia post, I thought it’d be fitting to put it now that Oscar is only a week away.

  5. Wow interesting cast a bit like the Ray Winstone film and yes I agree Layer Cake but no eye candy for the gents just us ladies and about time too. Some of us like these kind of films without dealing with boobs everywhere as most of us have to roll or avert our eyes to put up with it. I will definitely see that for sure has been the best bet for me for some time as “the Guard” was the last film I saw.

  6. stellamarie

    About time they have a film for us girls though I think the guys won’t have much eye candy which is refreshing for a change. It reminds me of the Ray Winstone film “Sexy Beast” and yes Layer Cake as well. Us gals don’t mind these films and a study says we don’t mind the slasher flicks as well they didn’t ask me but give me a gangster type film and I will watch it as I have seen a lot of them. Intersting that the director from kidulthood did this as it was interesting that film I will admit but hope this one is better. Thanks to you Ruth and my twin Stella for the heads up

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