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Usually it might seem a tad unfair to begin a review by referring to the director's missis. But then the missis in question wouldn't usually be Madonna--a woman whose ability to reinvent herself several times before breakfast seems in marked contrast to that of hubby Guy Ritchie. Certainly, this follow-up to the filmmaker's breakthrough film--the high-energy, expletive-strewn cockney-gangster movieLock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels--hardly breaks new ground being, well,anotherhigh-energy, expletive-strewn cockney-gangster movie. OK, so there are some differences. This time around our low-rent hoodlums are battling over dodgy fights and stolen diamonds rather than dodgy card games and stolen drugs. There has been some minor reshuffling of the cast too, with Sting and Dexter Fletcher making way for the more bankable Benicio Del Toro and Brad Pitt, the latter pretty much stealing the whole shebang as an incomprehensible Irish gypsy. And, sure, people who really, really likedLock, Stock--or have the memory of a goldfish--will really, really like this. The suspicion lingers, however, that if the director doesn't do something very different next time around then his career may prove to be considerably shorter than that of his missis.--Clark Collis
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CastBrad Pitt, Jason Flemyng, Ewen Bremner, Lennie James, Robbie Gee, Vinnie Jones, Stephen Graham, Benicio Del Toro, Rade Serbedzija, Rade Sherbedgia, Alan Ford, Adam Fogerty, Mike Reid, Jason Buckham
DirectorGuy Ritchie
Genre:  Drama
Release Date:  January 19, 2001
MPAA Rating:  R
DVD Release Date:  July 3, 2001
Runtime:  1hr 42min
Studio:  Sony Pictures
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review by . January 10, 2011
*** out of ****      Guy Ritchie's "Snatch" is a movie which charges at the audience as if it were a runaway horse; thus is packs exactly the kind of punch that it's designed to deliver. I find Ritchie's spiritual successor to "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels" to be a far inferior yet still satisfying piece of work. It's the risky and effective mix of humor, chaos, and style that I expect out of a director like Guy Ritchie, and maybe that …
review by . June 26, 2007
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What a follow-up to "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels!" It's the closest thing to a sequel without being one. Some say that "Snatch" is a poor follow up of Ritchie's first film, I say that this is an improvement on his signature style, an aggressive and a supercharged 21-gun salute to Britain film/filmmakers. The deftness displayed in this writer/director's pacing and editing is at times electrifying and sometimes simply beautiful. The soundtrack is not only superb and includes one of my personal …
review by . January 07, 2005
My cheek hurt - from laughing. This movie, filled to the rim with the funniest bunch of braindead crooks is not to be missed. Guy Ritchie pulls on every cliche but in such a perfect way that you just can't help yourself, you laugh out loud and there's no end in sight. Great characters, wonderful storyline, superb acting. You've just got to have it!!!
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