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 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 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…
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?
So after his smash hit Guy Ritchie decided to do the exact same movie again? I'm not complaining that the man stuck to his guns and what he obviously does best, but I was sorely disappointed by Snatch, which is so far the worst in my IMDb Top 250 series. What Lock, Stock had going for it were genuinely funny and memorable characters and while this has plenty of the latter I never once laughed or smiled, instead I found myself in a constant state of indifference throughout the entire film and I can't quite put my finger around what went wrong here. As soon as that robbery early in the movie happened I was already worried and for me,…
The very definition of badass.
Alan Ford: The ultimate cunt.
Snatch prometía ser la película más cool del año y aunque no cumple su cometido, el intento es suficiente. El director Guy Ritchie se esfuerza por ganarse al público estadounidense —o busca perdón por haber arrebatado a Madonna— y para este efecto, se vale de actores como Brad Pitt, Dennis Farina y Benicio del Toro. ¿Qué falló? Vamos por partes.
El problema más grande que tiene, es la cantidad de personajes que maneja, y aquí es donde uno empieza a extrañar a Quentin Tarantino. Tantas historias mezcladas es un reto que hasta ahora han logrado sólo el mencionado Tarantino, P.T. Anderson (Magnolia), Robert Altman (Vidas Cruzadas) y ahora Steven Soderbergh (Traffic). Pero Ritchie no se detiene, como buen británico, luego…
Guy Ritchie's retread of Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels (with big name actors and ten times the subplots). Confusing, funny and ever short attention span ready, Snatch just about overloads itself into being too much movie.
"Anything to declare?" "Yeah don't go to England" - Cousin Avi
Love this movie, especially the performance of Brad Pitt with his interpretation of pikey Mickey O'Neil.
One of the best dark comedy's about, and one of my all time favourite films. With a superb cast, fantastic dialog and a perfect sound track its a film you can watch over and over again.
"For every action, there is a reaction. And a pikey reaction is quite a fucking thing."
I love British Comedies. I love ensemble crime movies involving dogs. And I now love Brad Pitt as a pikey. This movie has team of memorable characters, scenes, and quotes. The main plot point is summed up in that quote. For every action that a character does, there is a reaction from someone else. And the pikey reactions are quite a fucking thing. Even voiceover, which as we all know from Adaptation, is a clumsy narrative device, is used so well and spoken so eloquently, that I am forced to give it a pass. Freddy Four Fingers, Benicio Del Toro's character, is just one…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
A smooth, stylish, fast paced, and well edited crime film. I decided to watch Snatch, a movie my friend Tetramoose has seen before, and one I decided to watch without his company. Although Tetramoose has very positive feelings towards the film mine weren't as positive until writing the later half of this review.
Stylistically, the "intro" where it (a little unsuccessfully) attempts to supply us with names for every face in the film was really cool, and made me chuckle with entertainment. To put it simply, it was cool enough to make me smile. The cuts and transitions in this film are funny, add a little individuality, are visually pleasing, and are a brilliant addition to the movie. The humor…
Brad Pitt +1
Vinnie Jones +1
Jason Statham +1
British humour +1
Different storylines, all of them entertaining and interesting +1