1. THERE WILL BE BLOOD (2007) by Paul Thomas Anderson
IMDb: 8.1 | RT: 91% || Points: 2110 | Peak:…
Stealin' Stones and Breakin' Bones.
The second film from British director Guy Ritchie. Snatch tells an obscure story similar to his first fast-paced crazy character-colliding filled film “Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels.” There are two overlapping stories here – one is the search for a stolen diamond, and the other about a boxing promoter who’s having trouble with a psychotic gangster.
Looks like Guy Ritchie really knows how to do an entertaining flick involving gangsters of all kinds with the most particular skills and abilities.
Once again, an after the great Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels he did and amazing job with Snatch. It could not have worked well because I think the themes are very similiar just with a few changes in the story, but the truth is the two are equally great!
He presents us the most hilarious characters, with the most excellent dialogues and a lot of memorable lines into a very well structured plot. His visual style and edition are once again amazing!
All of the performances are fantastic, especially Brad Pitt that it was my…
I tried, but I can't write a real review of this movie because it's too fucking awesome. If you haven't seen it, you need to step your game up.
This Snatch drinking game will get you fucked up (I do this all the time, it's amazing)
Take a sip every time you can't understand something Mickey (Brad Pitt) just said.
Take a shot every time you CAN understand something Mickey (Brad Pitt) just said.
Take a sip every time you see a pig or the word "pig" is uttered.
Take a sip every time the film reveals an awesome character name.
Take a shot every time the dog squeaks.
Take a shot every time Avi (the American guy) takes a…
I am not a fan of Ritchie's hyper stylised way of film making. It is often crammed with unnecessary visual static that feels like him constantly trying to make us aware of how cool and talented he is.
And yet this film kicks all kinds of ass. The plot is all over the place and almost seems like a connected string of hilarious and action packed sketches. Where Ritchie fails to find any real coherence and only manages to provide us with the incidental bit of genius visual creativity, it is the cast that pulls through.
There is simply no performance that doesn't convince or entertain. They carry the material to greater heights and make this one of the finest…
"It's a fucking anti-aircraft gun Vincent!"
Ritchie hasn't done anything better or funnier. Great mix of quotable dialogue and memorable characters.
"I fucking hate Pikeys!"
I know that the films of Guy Ritchie tend to give a lot of people a lot of Omar Sharif these days, but if you take a butcher's at the ones he made earlier, they're pretty Robin.
Even so, I wasn't too Sheffield at the prospect of me lining up a Gordon and Gotch of this one mainly because his reputation tends to be on the floor these days. Not just as a director, but in general - he often comes across as a bit of a paper hat. This was all even despite the fact that many Bacardis out there think this one is even better than his Geoff Hurst one.
If I may cocoa, I thought it was…
Snatch is surprisingly great. Guy Richie is truly a talented director, and he shows it here. He crafts a film that's exciting, funny, and interesting all while putting is own unique spin on the crime drama.
The plot revolves around a diamond and people trying to get at it. That's really all there needs to be said. While this type of story has been done plenty of times, Richie makes it feel fresh. His style is great, and extremely entertaining. The script, written by Richie, is fantastic and hilarious. It's filled with British black comedy gold, and some truly great dialogue. While Guy's style isn't for everyone, I couldn't help but be massively entertained.
The cast is excellent, with Jason…
Perfect Brad Pitt
Beautiful strange story
And funny 👍
A única coisa que me vem a cabeça quando penso nesse filme é: Divertido.
Não tem nada de revolucionário ou interessante, só um roteiro bem feito e descontraído, bom para passar o tempo.
Funny and pretty good.
Guy Ritchie's stylized approach to filmmaking isn't for everyone, and I'm not entirely sure it's for me. Or, at least, not in the large doses we get of it throughout the entirety of Snatch. His editing trickery and flashy camera work can be effective - particularly during scenes with a lot of action. But when it's all strung together into a feature-length film, the result here is a bit scattershot.
Snatch is one of those multi-storyline movies that were so popular around the turn of the millenium, and that element (which we've now seen a thousand times since) hasn't aged particularly well. Some of the characters are quite interesting (in particular, Benicio Del Toro's underutilized Franky Four Fingers and Jason…
My review -- this film is now on DVD and to say that this project had massive success would be a understatement, from the budget of just $10 million it made a profit margin of roughly $74 million, which I would say is brilliant, excellent maximizing of profit margin with very little risk considering the budget and cast involved. The storyline uses the technique I described in many previous film reviews as parallel storylines to perfection but if my readers would like it in a nutshell? A diamond is involved but however like I have said there is many other things going on at the same time, which just creates this beautiful tempo that just devours 100 minutes of filming,…
This movie firmly sits in the "it can only happen in fiction" category. Everything fits so tightly together that you almost could think London (I assume this is London) is about 4 square blocks, bordered by a park. Then there is the dialogue, which is polished beyond the point that a bunch of mooks, like those portrayed in this movie, can be expected to exchange.
But that doesn't matter, because it is fiction, a movie specifically, and it is very fun to watch the coincidences unfold and the patter be exchanged.
'Snatch' is really more of the same for writer/director Guy Richie as he retreats back to his magical land of London gangsters with Dick Tracey-esque names and thick cockney accents intermixing in comically violent and ironic ways. He's like a more stylized version of Tarantino, if Tarantino ever got to have sex with Madonna. So if you like the niche Richie has trapped himself in for the moment (like myself) then you'll like 'Snatch'. The film is coursing with energy to spare and never loses its sense of fun, which carries over into audience smiles (at least for me and my gal it did). Brad Pitt is a riot as the hardly intelligible Irish gypsy and part time boxer.
Nate's Grade: B+
(written December 2000)
I do sometimes think Guy Ritchies style is a bit too much e.g. lock stock which i liked but didnt love but when it comes to snatch this plot fits this style perfectly and when you watch it you will understand what i mean by that because the style for this film is completely perfect you just need to see it for yourself great film.
Totalmente incomprensible para el menda que esta película esté tan valorada como está o que digan que es una comedia.
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1. THERE WILL BE BLOOD (2007) by Paul Thomas Anderson
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