Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)
UK / English
"A Disgrace to Criminals Everywhere. "Four London working class stiffs pool their money to put one in a high stakes card game, but things go wrong and they end up owing half a million pounds and having one week to come up with the cash.
`100 pounds is still 100 pounds!' `Not when the price is 200 pounds!'
If this film had been dubbed for American viewers, (even if it would have
lost the magic of the cockney accent), not one person from the States would
have said this wasn't a really good film. I didn't even understand most of
the dialogues, but the weirdness of the characters and of what they did was
really funny. Not hysterically funny, but Funny! The mixture of comedy and
violence was the thing that most amused me. The story itself isn't of the
most original, but surely efficacious. The photography and the soundtrack
were also brilliant and to finish, I saw Pulp Fiction, I loved it, but after
seeing LS&2SM I was too busy thinking over and over how much I liked it for
noticing a whatsoever similarity with PF. 10 out of 10 is a bit too much…
but 9/10 definitely isn't! Watch it!