Sept. 25, 2000, 8:08 a.m. CST
Snatch is good. It takes a bit longer to find it's feet than Lock Stock. And getting Nick Moran back in the film instead of Jason Satham would've been a better idea, 'cos Statham isn't the most charismatic of the original gang. But the characters are funnier, stronger. And the fight sequence at the end is fucking awesome. It rocks. And normally I hate Guy Ritchie... I might actually buy this in the New Year...
Sept. 25, 2000, 8:15 a.m. CST
Is the best thing in this. He is so good I almost exploded, and he's barely in it... the 'main' guy, Turkish, is the least well written character, and he's the narrator. God I hated the narration in this movie. And there's so much of it... whatever happened to "show, don't tell"? Jason Stratham... not a good actor. Apart from that, really good. Especially Del Toro! But Stratham/Turkish brings it down from 5 stars to 4 for me.
Sept. 25, 2000, 8:51 a.m. CST
by RP McMurphy
Have to let people know that Snatch is a virtual remake of Lock, Stock - multiple characters/storylines, fast and furious direction and violent/comic situations. Not that this is bad: Casino was Goodfellas II and it was great too. Put simply if you like Lock, Stock, you'lll like this For what it's worth, Alan Ford, Brad Pitt, the mighty Mike Reid and Bencio del Toro rock. Jason Statham, Dennis Farina and the three black guys don't. Thats it in a nutshell and Ritchie won't get away with it again, so hope he turns to a nice gentle period drama/romance...
Sept. 25, 2000, 8:54 a.m. CST
by Meat Takeshi
I prefered this to LS2SB, both entertaining but Snatch has the depth (G), Brad Pitt is funny as in it but i think Oscar nods are a touch optimistic. How can you reveiw this movie without mentioning Mike Reid, although i suppose he means nothing to a US audience. Also nice to hear the Specials on the soundtrack too. Richie seems to be on an upward curve with A Hard Case, LS2SB and Snatch all improving on each other. Lets just see what happens with this epic sword and sandals thing he is talkig up. "Oi thats my toga you cahnt, git yer own facking chariot you fackin monkey."
Sept. 25, 2000, 9:17 a.m. CST
by Marty McSuperfly
I didn't like LS2SB quite as much as everyone else did, but Snatch is definitely an improvement, if you can overlook the fact that it is essentially a bigger budget remake. I was actually wondering if the title refers to what Guy Ritchie did to the plot! *Marty falls off his seat guffawing at his own wonderous joke*
Sept. 25, 2000, 9:19 a.m. CST
I love it when you talk all 'Cockney' on us!
Sept. 25, 2000, 9:30 a.m. CST
by Steda Tibro
Saw this movie last night and really enjoyed it. Pitt rocks, couldn't understand a feckin word he said. Have to agree that Statham was a bit flat, would definetely have preferred Moran. Bullet Tooth sat in the pub staring down the barrels was sheer class. Mike Reid as Frank Butcher in Eastenders should introduce a bit of Doug the Head to his repertoire as my wife insists I watch the cockney soap with her and this would make it much more bearable.
Sept. 25, 2000, 9:35 a.m. CST
Anyone that disagrees with this review is having a turkish.
Sept. 25, 2000, 9:51 a.m. CST
I am looking forward to snatch but your statement saying that a bare-knuckled fighter who is a mommas boy isn't that original. It was done in any which way but loose and any which way you can, You know Clint and the monkey
Sept. 25, 2000, 10:16 a.m. CST
What a TOP TOP movie! I would say "film" but that doesn't do it justice.."Forehead tapping GENIUS" does it justice. I don't care that the characters have different names /actors...this IS a sequel to Lock,Stock in almost every sense.. Have to see it again, going cold turkey...must see it again...
Sept. 25, 2000, 10:24 a.m. CST
Laugh if you like, but that's a REAL tag line in the U.K. Expect to see the title changed to something like "Snatch'd" when it hits our shores. People just have dirty minds. You know what George Carlin sez: "Let's snatch that pussy and put her in a box!".
Sept. 25, 2000, 11:48 a.m. CST
Snatch is nothing like as great as Lock, Stock is. I could never really understand why people thought that Guy Ritchie ripped off Tarantino after he made his first film but Snatch just seems to take the piss. It's full of scenes that are basically cut and paste jobs from films like Pulp Fiction and The Usual Suspects.
Sept. 25, 2000, 11:52 a.m. CST
Bigger, badder, bolder, better. And we get it months before the States, sweet!
Sept. 25, 2000, 2:10 p.m. CST
We don't all run roung calling eachother 'cants' you know! Ritchie is a good filmmaker but he needs to break out of the 'gangster as hero' mould if he is to be taken seriously. Then again, I really don't think he wants to be! For all its plaudits, 'Losk, Stock...' was another heist movie in similar vein to 'The Italian Job'. Lets hope that 'Snatch' does not spawn any piss poor imitations with either Sean Pertwee, Ray Winstone or Jude Law. Or, heaven forbid, all three!
Sept. 25, 2000, 3:53 p.m. CST
Snatch is open all across england. And , its definietly not a sequel to LS2B, more of a continuation. Its like LS2B with different filmstocks, slomo, bullettime, all those little gizmos thrown in. not a reinvention, not new, not original, just more of the same, flashier, snazzier, more stylish. Still substance? fuck it. We got all the pop-video tricks you need - as outlined above. the plot doesn't seem to make sense for about half an hour, in which time it feels like a caricature of LS2B. The plot twists are unpredictable and constantly turning, though not unexpected as veyr much in the syle of LS2B. As long as its promoted low key as a slow burnwer it should be huge. Brad Pitt is excellent and totally unintelligible. Good, but seems stale if you've seen LS2B. Like reinventing the wheel as octagonal. But if you've never seen a wheel before...you know what i mean heavyload
Sept. 25, 2000, 5:33 p.m. CST
by Lazarus Long
This guy could never make another film and he'd still be the guy who knocked up the Material Girl. You can't really beat that. As for the quality of the soundtrack, my guess is that Madonna had a hand in this, which would be proven if it's on her Maverick record label. The inclusion of Massive Attack leads me to believe this might be the case, she's down with that scene. I still think Lock, Stock and Barrel is all sound and fury (Reservoir Dogs took a bit more time w/ character development and motivation), but it wasn't boring. Hopefully this won't be another cool-shit-in-search-of-a-story film.
Sept. 25, 2000, 5:57 p.m. CST
by Tin Snoman
But I haven't seen the movie yet. I liked LS2SB though. Of course I thought it was a comedy. My friends said "No, Tin, it was a crime drama. I mean it had a few funny parts..." And I said "Whaddaya mean? It was a riot the whole way through. People getting shot, catching on fire, and Sting was in it!" I dunno. I thought it was funny. Well, gotta go. As my loyal readers know, Saffron's in my shower- and I think she's getting out. Hope she likes the taste of fresh carrot...'cuz I'm looking forward to Snatch. This has been Tin Snoman- about to get jiggy with it!
Sept. 25, 2000, 7:07 p.m. CST
I saw Natch a couple of weeks ago &, frankly , it's one of the best film's - excluding Hi Fidelity - that I've seen this year. The editing is absolutely brilliant & the story move swith a pace that keeps you glued to the screen but never sems to shake you off the seat & lose track of where each thread of the story is going. Bloody brilliant. Out Mh
Sept. 25, 2000, 11:29 p.m. CST
His dick was sore from being sucked by all the geek fanboys. He's happy to let someone else take all the faux adulation for awhile.
Sept. 26, 2000, 12:47 a.m. CST
by Monty Python
...Somed day they'll make a decent movie and then you'll be...um...aware of it! Um, so there!
Sept. 26, 2000, 1 a.m. CST
...and I'm not condoning it, I'm just stating the obvious. That's what happens when you have such staggered release dates.
Sept. 26, 2000, 1:18 a.m. CST
And Guy Ritchie thought he could get it for free, but I guess Madonna still made sure he paid her tons of royalty for using it.
Sept. 26, 2000, 5:23 a.m. CST
Monty Python, you truely are a comical genius!
Sept. 26, 2000, 5:32 a.m. CST
by Monty Python
I'm Fahckin Geezer int I? A bit Fahckin "wooooh", A bit Fahckin "Waaaay". You wanna watch that, I'll Fahckin have that away wiv me, innit?
Sept. 26, 2000, 6:36 a.m. CST
I think Snatch will beat all of the summer movies (apart form x-men & nurse betty). So even if some of did not like it, IMHO it deserves all the goodthings that has been said about it. It totally cracked me up. Suprising performance from Pitt (Ed Norton was so good in Fight Club I hardly noticed Pitt there- and I confess I saw Joe Black)
Sept. 26, 2000, 9:41 a.m. CST
by Rule Britannia
While Snatch is not a bad film it is exactly the same as Lock Stock and two Smoking Barrels (all be it with better actors). Moriarty says he hopes Ritchie returns to this genre after his next film. I think that would be a mistake since he's already pushed his luck with this one. If Lock Stock had been more widely seen in the US then he wouldn't have got away with this film. By all means go see this film as it is certainly worth a look but seek out Lock Stock on video which is the superior film. PS. (on a completely unrelated note I thought I'd kick start the oscar campaign early) OLIVER REED for BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Sept. 26, 2000, 3:30 p.m. CST
Sept. 27, 2000, 8:30 a.m. CST
by northern monkey
They should pin open the eyes of coma patients Clockwork Orange style and show them this film.You stagger out of the cinema and blink look at your friend (or hired escort) and say "What the fuck?". Its brilliant from start to finish and the pace makes Micheal Johnston look sluggish. Its like an Uma Thurman shot of pure adrenaline right to the heart. Its much better than Lock, Stock and it makes living in the cold wet Uk seem almost worthwhile to see this first. Thankyou and goodnight.
Sept. 27, 2000, 10:50 p.m. CST
Whenever I hear about this movie, all I can see is Madonna's inflamed, infected, cheese-dripping taco. Anyone else?
Sept. 28, 2000, 6:13 a.m. CST
by northern monkey
They should pin open the eyes of coma patients Clockwork Orange style and show them this film. Me and my girlfriend (Oh alright hired escort) walked out of the cinema blinked and said "What the hell was that". To say it was fast moving would like be saying John Goodman was a little chubby. Its lightening. Like a Uma Thurman shot of adrenaline straight to the heart. Better than Lock, Stock by 18 centimeters.
April 3, 2005, 6:25 p.m. CST