UK / English
"Stealin' Stones and Breakin' Bones "Unscrupulous boxing promoters, violent bookmakers, a Russian gangster, incompetent amateur robbers, and supposedly Jewish jewelers fight to track down a priceless stolen diamond.
Just as much fun as Lock, Stock. Snatch is a great and entertaining movie.
Imagine what would happen if you took 8 or 10 criminals of various
professions, threw them into a maze, gave one of the criminals a diamond the
size of a fist, and yelled out load, "SOMEONE IN THIS MAZE HAS A HUGE
DIAMOND! WHOEVER FINDS IT AND IS THE LAST MAN STANDING, WINS!" What do you
think would happen? Snatch is what happens.
Snatch is a confusing, twisting, crazy movie. Let me repeat that. This
movie is crazy! Imagine the Mr. Toad's Wild Ride at Disney Word on acid,
and this is what you get my friend. Believe it or not, this mass confusion
and complete insanity is very, very entertaining.
The movie has it's problems. First off, for those of you who have seen
Snatch's predecessor, (Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels), you know that
Guy Richie (the writer and director of both films) has a very music-video
style as far as the camera angles, movements, and cinematography goes. The
strange camera techniques get so mad with lunacy that I noticed people
walking out of the theater. I was also turned off by this madness.
However, most of this insane crap gets over within the first hour, so it
If any of you people out there loved Lock Stock as much as I did, do
yourself a favor and see this movie as fast as you can. Snatch is a bit
more serious than Lock Stock, but when it's funny, you'll laugh till your
lungs burst. It was nice to see Vinnie Jones, who was Big Chris in the last
movie, return as the same basic character (only now named Bullet Tooth Tony)
and doing the same "slamming victim's head in a car door" act again. The
performances were just as great as Lock Stock, with Jason Statham and Pitt
leading the pack. I was disappointed to see that Bendicio Del Toro didn't
have a bigger role. I was expecting him to be a lead character, but he's
So, in conclusion, if you have never seen Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking
Barrels, I would see that first before seeing Snatch so you can get adjusted
to Guy Richie's style. I still think that it is stupid to compare either
two movies to Pulp Fiction (unlike most people), but it is in the same
ballpark as Pulp. That means if you liked Pulp, you will most likely like
Snatch and Lock, Stock. If you have never seen Pulp or Lock Stock, you have
deprived your life of culture.
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