General Information

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Released Year: 2001
Runtime: 93 minutes
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Directors: Ronny Yu
Casts: Emily Mortimer, Samuel L. Jackson, Nigel Whitmey, Meat Loaf, Rhys Ifans, Sean Pertwee, Mac McDonald, Michael J. Reynolds, Robert Carlyle, Angus MacInnes, Nick Bartlett, Terry O'Neill, Stephen Walters, Ade, Robert Jezek, Robert Fyfe, Ricky Tomlinson, Michael Starke, Anna Keaveney, Paul Barber, Junix Inocian, Jake Abraham, Aaron Swartz, David Webber, Joan Campion, Marc Anwar, Paul Broughton, Sonny Muslim, Barbara Barnes, Christopher Hunter, James Roach
IMDB: The 51st State (2001) - IMDB

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Ratings


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Reviews

75
Boston Globe - Ty Burr
Bloody and bloody funny, and Jackson and Carlyle make the best salt-and-pepper team since Eddie Murphy and Nick Nolte knocked heads in ''48 HRS., '' but ultimately the movie can't find a way out of its own dead end.
50
USA Today - Mike Clark
Anything goes, though director Ronny Yu keeps the idiocy on a fast pace.
38
Chicago Tribune - Michael Wilmington
It's a movie that puts Samuel Jackson in kilts, Robert Carlyle in a red Jaguar, and the audience -- if they have any sense at all -- out in the lobby, looking for another picture.
38
Baltimore Sun - Michael Sragow
It has graceful layers and folds and a nice swing to it, and Jackson moves superbly in it. Unfortunately, I'm talking about the kilt, not the movie.

The 51st State (2001)


Elmo McElroy is a streetwise American master chemist who heads to England to sell his special new formula - a powerful, blue concoction guaranteed to take you to 'the 51st state.' McElroy's new product delivers a feeling 51 times more powerful than any thrill, any pleasure, any high in history. But his plans for a quick, profitable score go comically awry when he gets stuck in Liverpool with an unlikely escort and his ex-girlfriend and becomes entangled in a bizarre web of double-dealing and double-crosses.