Snatch

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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 and 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.

Who Stars in Snatch

Benicio del Toro
Franky Four Fingers

Benicio del Toro

Dennis Farina
Abraham 'Cousin Avi' Denovitz

Dennis Farina

Vinnie Jones
Bullet Tooth Tony

Vinnie Jones

Brad Pitt
Mickey O'Neil

Brad Pitt

Rade Serbedzija
Boris 'The Blade' Yurinov

Rade Serbedzija

Jason Statham
Turkish

Jason Statham


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Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
RockNRolla
Sin City
Twelve Monkeys
L.A. Confidential
The Big Lebowski
Lucky Number Slevin
Heat
Casino
The Usual Suspects
In Bruges
American History X
Crash
Die Hard
Lord of War
Ocean's Eleven
Eastern Promises
Collateral
Burn After Reading
The Wrestler

Review for Snatch

Author: John Chard

In the quiet words of the Virgin Mary... come again? Snatch seems to be one of those spunky British gangster films that critics are divided on, yet it's loved by the target audience. Guy Ritchie has done a Sam Raimi, he has remade the first film that put him on the cinematic map. Where Raimi remade The Evil Dead, and just called it Evil Dead II, Ritchie cheekily tries to get away with remaking Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and calling it Snatch. Sure the circumstances in plotting are different, and there's a big American star brought in to beef things up for the global market, but it's the same movie and without doubt it's lazy film making. But it still - like Evil Dead II - Rocks! Snatch in story terms is concerned with a big diamond that stitches together a number of threads involving the London underworld. Some rough and tough Romany types join in the fun, headed by a purposely illegible Brad Pitt, while Dennis Farina, Benicio Del Toro and Rade Serbedzija add more cosmopolitan meat to the crooks and gangster stew. The British cement holding the building up comes in the twin forms of Jason Statham and Stephen Graham, with Vinnie Jones once again turning up to frighten the masses. Everything from bare knuckle fighting to bumbled robberies - to dog fighting and shifty arcade empires - are here, with Ritchie writing characterisations that positively boom off of the screen. As with "Lock-Stock", the beauty is in the way violence and humour are deftly blended. Scenes are often bloody but also bloody funny, a pearl of dialogue is never far away from a perilous situation. The comic tone is more close to the knuckle here, Ritchie having fun toying with ethnic and machismo stereotypes, while he brings his bag of visual tricks before it got boring. The narrative is deliciously complex, but much credit to Ritchie for the way he pulls all the threads neatly together in a whirl of scene splicing and cocky literary assuredness. So it's "Lock-Stock 2" then! No bad thing if you happen to be a fan of that sort of wide boy malarkey. If you don't like it? Then jog on sunshine. 8/10


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Screen Gems

SKA Films


Columbia Pictures


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Status
Released

Release Date
2000-09-01

Original Language
English

Runtime
1 hr 43 mins

Budget
$ 10,000,000.00 (Estimated)

Revenue
$ 83,557,872.00 (USA)

Profit
$ 73,557,872.00 (Estimated in USA)

Genres
Thriller Crime

Keywords
gypsy bare knuckle boxing slang trailer park diamond pig sport receiving of stolen goods cult film pikey


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