Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels ★★★★

2017 movie viewings, #127. Watched during a recent binge on caper movies I went through one week last August, so I'm keeping my write-ups of all of them brief. This was not bad, and makes it easy to see why director Guy Ritchie became such a cult phenomenon; but this is kind of like his Reservoir Dogs compared to his next film Snatch being his Pulp Fiction, in that this film is cheaper, slower, more straightforward and more modest in scope, while Snatch is Ritchie at his cartoonish, frenetic peak.