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…
This was a whole lot of a lot of different things, but mostly, this was a whole lot of fun.
Snatch combines the best parts of the 90’s ‘new noir’ classics like those from Tarantino and the Coens that are laced with multiple story threads and then Ritchie amps things up by injecting just enough Monty Python DNA to ramp up the absurdity without going overboard into comic book or lampooning territory. I seem to remember his debut Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels pioneered this, but it’s been to remember it accurately. One thing I do know, is that the absurdist irreverent style reminded me of the Wright / Pegg Cornetto Trilogy.
I’m amazed at how well the humor…
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…
Snatch has always been one of my favourite comedies, there's not a year since I was a kid that I don't watch it, it's just hilarious, you can find a genius piece of [visual/physical or lyrical] comedy in ever single scene; it's actually unbelievable to see that the film is not even tagged as a 'comedy' on Letterboxd because it's really few the number of films that make me laugh as this one and that don't lose their charm/power on a rewatch. I'm not sure this is Guy Ritchie's best film, but, no matter what, Snatch is a brilliant crime-comedy that truly achieves what it sets out to do.
If Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction was a film about intelligent gangsters,…
"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!"
Wow, this movie is so much fun. I loved it. It's a better film than LS2SB, in my opinion. It's faster, funnier, crazier, smarter and tighter. None of the characters seemed conventional this time around. Ritchie takes the formula he used in his first film, and creates new, hilarious angles on them. Creativity wins in the end. We follow two mob groups, and they all intersect and scrap up within the final act of the film. There's boxing, and jewel thievery, and everyone trying to get the job done without being fed to hungry pigs (literally). While his last film was a tribute to Tarantino, this film, to me, seems like a parody of him. It works better, knowing that conventions are being made fun of, in cool ways.
Une excellente comedie britannique au casting impressionant.
Pas grand chose à en dire...
Si vous aimez l'humour anglais, décalé et parfois absurde... Vous devriez aimer.
Not sure I have the patience to sit through 100 substance-free minutes of Guy Richie showing off, Statham or no Statham.
'You should never underestimate the predictability of stupidity.'
Having seen Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, I know Guy Ritchie's penchant for intertwining gangster stories and humorous coincidences. The problem is that Snatch is just the same thing, except more convoluted and with less sympathetic characters. There is a little bit more glamour to it with the arrival of Brad Pitt and Benicio del Toro into the London gangster scene, but the interest stops there. We have the same thing again - multiple storylines reminiscent of Pulp Fiction overlapping in a mess that is supposed to make you laugh and wince. It's just not that great if you've seen it all before.
Jason Statham was criminally underused by Ritchie in…
This reminded me "Pulp Fiction"...
Nota = 9
I think if it weren't for Brad Pitt, this movie would have been seen as the rich man's Lock Stock knockoff it is. It's a little darker, a little more convoluted, and a lot less coherent.
I hadn't seen it in 15 years, and pulled out the dvd, which I bought back in the day but dunno if I watched, and was disappointed by it, in a way that I still haven't been by Lock Stock. *shrug*
Film #19 of the "Scavenger Hunt #3" Challenge!
Snatch is a British comedic crime drama directed by Guy Ritchie, which mixes a light hearted look at London Gangster life with a pinch of American spice in the form of Dennis Farina & a squeeze of traditional Irish, fightin’ Gypsies…Take a bow Mr. Pitt!
A struggling unlicensed boxing “provider”, Turkish, played by Jason Statham and his “Penfold” sidekick Tommy (Stephen Graham), become mixed up with a small time London Gangster by the name of “Bricktop”, who basically runs the underground boxing scene. Bricktop, played by the audacious Alan Ford, decides who he hires & fires, who goes down……oh, and in which round!
The film opens with a robbery in progress.…
1. THERE WILL BE BLOOD (2007) by Paul Thomas Anderson
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