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…
I love dags!
I love Snatch... Just the film to be clear 😊
It's full of action and humour and the direction is splendid. A jigsaw of different characters with their own agendas, perfectly interlinked.
My fave character is Brick Top! As greedy as a pig. Now, put the kettle on.
Always good to take another look at this when it's on TV.
Easily Guy Ritchie's best work with.
Quite a disappointing re-watch really. I loved this film on my first viewing but whilst watching it again I felt distinctly underwhelmed. Sure, parts of it are still enjoyable, especially the scenes with Sol, Vince and Tyrone (the best parts of the film I think), yet on the whole the entire film is just a triumph of style over substance.
On first viewing I was won over by the intricate plotting, wondering where it was going to go, but when I knew where the plot was going, I was able to sit back and actually look at the film without the awe factor. Yes, it is handsomely made, with lovely cinematography and use of music, but the characterisation is really…
Cool editing effects, but I really had no idea what was happening basically the entirety of the film.
The dog was cute though.
"Why do they call him the Bullet Dodger?"
"Cos he dodges bullets, Avi!"
Good: The soundtrack featuring The Specials! Great dialogue and plot, awesome casting, nice graphics, likeable characters
Bad: Brad Pitt's "Pikey" accent, also Brad Pitt in general.
Overall: This film is just plain fun. It's what I like about the majority of Guy Ritchie's films is that you almost always know you're in for a fun ride. This movie is also very quotable, so that's a bonus.
I love how the characters are all introduced in an opening montage with voice-over also explaining who they are. You see them, you see what they do and you see how they are connected. Really great bit of film making that is in my opinion. You also get all the great Guy Ritchie flair with slow-mo action shots and a narrative with characters that feel disparate but whose stories always seem to coalesce towards the end. Brad Pitt, Dennis Farina, Vinnie Jones, Rade Serbedzija, Jason Statham and all the rest. A great cast that gives great performances in this inventive, fun, bloody and crazy ride of a movie.
every ritchie's piece is a masterpiece. at least for me.
Avi: Should I call you Bullet? Tooth?
Bullet Tooth Tony: You can call me Susan if it makes you happy.
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1. THERE WILL BE BLOOD (2007) by Paul Thomas Anderson
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