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Snatch

A movie directed by Guy Ritchie

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Stealin' stones and Breakin' Bones

  • Jun 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 favorite bands, Oasis, and is used to great comic effect as an poignant accompaniment to certain scenes.



In the vein of Pulp Fiction, Trainspotting, and Fight Club, Snatch is a gritty dance with the criminal element, revolving around a stolen 86-karat diamond that any good crook would give his right arm for. (And in one case, I mean that literally.)After a boggling series of double-crosses, triple-crosses, and multi-crosses, Snatch becomes a game of who will end up with the gem -- and how will they get it? Ritchie keeps us guessing at every turn, with Russians hiring mercenary crooks to steal the jewel, hit men sent to kill the mercenaries, mobsters trying to outwit the hit men, Jewish jewelers scheming to undermine the mobsters, a crazed bare-knuckled boxer looking for his payday despite the chaos, and one dog who's lost his bark.



And every one of these stories is hilarious.



Vinnie Jones as Bullet Tooth Tony, a hunter/assassin who chills his prey with deadly stares; Benicio Del Toro (Traffic) is caught-in-the-middle robber/gambling addict; Dennis Farina, a stressed jeweler who can never catch a break; or any of two dozen other apt actors who fully own their roles. In the end, though, you have to give a hand to Brad Pitt, still buff from Fight Club, as a slur-mouthed Gypsy boxer who always manages to get one step ahead of the crowd.



"Snatch" is great. There are some funny lines, and some of the violence is quite inventive. Several times in this movie I was reminded of the "strange occurrences" theme seen in Magnolia. I wholeheartedly recommend this film if you haven't already snatch it.

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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 . 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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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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Director: Guy 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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