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.
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…
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…
"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!"
You've got gangsters, fighters, sneaky fackin' Russian arms dealers, shouty American diamond sellers, a squeaky dog, some seriously stupid criminals, Jason Statham and Brad Pitt doing that accent.
How can you not like this?
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…
This movie is trying so hard to be stylish and it succeeds!
It fails on just about every other level though.
It uses terrible voice half the time to convey fragments of scenes we never give a shit about. Its action lacks tension. I laughed aloud only four times in this movie when it was clear it wanted me to be laughing a lot more. It entertained me only when the music cut out the dialogue and the cinematographer was aloud to go crazy with the rapid cuts, slo-mo shots, and speed ramps.
It ends with a deus ex machina.
Snatch is a somewhat entertaining film that I didn't find as funny or ironic as the film thinks it is. I thought it was decently acted, with extra props to Alan Ford as Brick Top, but the crime-comedy plot just doesn't blow me away.
Film #14 of The December Challenge II
Snatch is the second Guy Ritchie film I've seen (because of my previous viewing of the fantastic Lock, Stock and Smoking Barrels), and I now understand and deeply admire his stunning prowess and style.
I'm happy to say that I enjoyed Snatch very, very much. It essentially is a massive amount of characters making distinct interactions, developing marvelous complexity. Its dynamically swift camera mannerisms (which is fairly common with Guy Ritchie) powerfully boosts the film's enjoyment and hilarity. The dialogue is brisk and consistently funny, and finely establishes its quirky characters. I'm aware that Snatch is generally perceived as a "great film," and to me it's essentially pure fun.
a little confusing with the accents.
Freaking insanity! Editing and directing goes absolutely mental in this crazy adventure by Guy Ritchie. No wonder this is so classic, it's just pure entertainment from the get go. Fantastic!
"In the quiet words of the Virgin Mary … come again?"
Instantly quotable, amazing soundtrack and a Brad Pitt performance like no other.
Great music, great characters and great performances. While I'll always consider Lock Stock as my favourite Guy Ritchie movie, this movie is bloody brilliant.
My heart still lies with 'Lock, Stock' for my favorite Ritchie film but hot damn if this movie isn't some of the most fun you can have watching a movie. It's endlessly quotable and a great movie to watch with like minded friends.
The style & treatment of this film is very much similar to Guy Ritchie's debut feature, Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels, and it is very much set in the same universe as well but what has evolved ingeniously in that time is almost all of the filmmaking aspects of this film; be it the plot, editing, performances, direction & everything else. Out of its huge stellar cast, it's Brad Pitt who turned out to be the show-stealer with his remarkable screen presence & the hilarious Gypsies accent. Jason Statham & others also put up very satisfying work on-screen but the best part of this film is its screenplay. The writing is simply fabulous with loads of black humour & hilarious situations and compliments Ritchie's directional…
Not a porn. 1 star.