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Uncle H gives you a viddy at Guy Ritchie's SNATCH

Published at: Nov. 8, 2000, 5:14 p.m. CST by staff

Hey Mates, Harry here... Still in a giggly mood over this election confusion. He wins... oooohhh, maybe he didn't, Oh yes he did, well I don't know, maybe a campaign upon the electoral college.... Voter fraud, missing ballots, weird lever issues... MY GOD... I love this stuff. Anyway another thing I love is Guy Ritchie's SNATCH.... The film is just electric. But I want to hold my review till we get closer to release... I'm thinking some point in January. I just hope they do the L.A. and N.Y. thing to get Brad nominated for Supporting Actor. I hope.... Here ya go...

G'Day Champ,

Big fan of the site, never contacted you before, etc etc. Anyways, I went to see a preview of Guy Ritchie's "Snatch" (oh my, that sounds rude!) here in Melbourne and I can't seem to find any info on it on AICN. Either I'm a bit thick, or no one is talking about it. Either way I just thought I'd let you know that it is one of the most entertaining movies I've seen for quite a while.

Sure it follows the Lock Stock formula to a tee, but it is just SO well directed and acted that it just blew my cousin and I away when we saw it. Brad Pitt puts in yet another superb performance to go along with the likes of 12 Monkeys, Seven and Fight Club. His portayal of a hard nut Irish Gypsy is so good that I just sat there thinking "Man, I wish I was Brad Pitt," and it had nothing to do with his love life! There is a scene where someone close to him (won't give it away) has been,shall we say, put in an unfortunate situation. He stands, bare chested and tattooed to the max, fire reflecting in his eyes, and looks like he's going to tear the whole world apart. Truly breathtaking.

Everyone else in the cast is just superb, with Vinnie Jones especially good as (surprise, surprise) a hardened crim. Guy Ritchie's daring and inventive mile-a-minute direction is a breath of fresh air, and the kick arse (I refuse to say ASS) soundtrack pumps things along nicely.

To everyone in the States, GO SEE THIS MOVIE when it comes out. You won't regret it.

Sorry Harry, got a little carried away there. I'm off to watch "Whose Line Is it Anyway?" Take it easy mate, and I'll see you down under some day.

"Uncle Harry"

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  • Nov. 8, 2000, 5:32 p.m. CST

    A cow that does not say moo is not a cow at all.

    by Lempicka

    Right on. Now lets just hope Ritchie doesn't fall into the Tarantino mold of only being able to churn out quality crime flicks...

  • Nov. 8, 2000, 6:11 p.m. CST

    lock, stock, and two smoking tarantinos

    by HeywoodFloyd

    the only two things keeping ritchie from falling into the tarantino mold is: 1-the fact that he's been snuggling up comfortably in it since he made lock, stock, which was undeniably derivative of tarantino, and, 2-the brits are currently flooding their theaters with tarantino-like gangster flicks with ritchie being the only director to find any success in the states, so it ain't really just him who's so heavily influenced. but tarantino made two classic crime flicks (reservoir dogs and pulp fiction) before we started to doubt his infallibility, we should let ritchie do another before we jump on him. lock, stock was entertaining, well acted, well written (although it's no miller's crossing, which i think the script definetely owes a lot to, on purpose or not), and beautifully shot--basically good enough to get me in the theater for another one by this guy.

  • Nov. 8, 2000, 7:30 p.m. CST

    Viva Tyrone!!!!!!!

    by El Chango

    I've seen Snatch'd, it opened in Spain last week, and I liked it a lot... but in general, it's not better than 'Lock, Stock..'. I was very surprised when I saw 'Lock'... great pace, great dialogue, great action. But Snatch'd does little more than repeating the first one's formula: cast of crazy characters, good dialogue, great music, violence, etc. It's still a great film. Look specially for a great Rade Serbedzija, some great sequences with Vinny Jones and an unbelievably good Brad Pitt. And one note: if you've got a cool actor like Benicio del Toro, why waste him like that? He deserved a better part!!!

  • Nov. 8, 2000, 9:06 p.m. CST

    When does this movie open?

    by AaronHayden

    I haven't heard much about this outside of here on AICN, so I'm wondering what its release date is. I liked Lock, Stock, and most of my friends never saw it. Is Guy Ritchie still with Madonna? Think of the cool crap he could do if he got away from that black hole of attention.

  • Nov. 8, 2000, 10:34 p.m. CST

    "I love...Guy Ritchie's SNATCH"

    by Efihp

    Is Harry talking about the movie?

  • Nov. 9, 2000, 5:02 a.m. CST

    Medieval Drama

    by Elaine

    A while ago Guy Ritchie said "Gladiator" had inspired him to do something antique or medieval. Can you imagine "Lock, Stock..." or "Snatch" set in medieval Europe? That should be fun, with or without Brad Pitt...

  • Nov. 9, 2000, 7:36 a.m. CST

    It's ok but not exactly original

    by MonkeyDonut

    I saw Snatch ages ago (being that I live in England)...and frankly I was disappointed. I loved Lock stock for its sheer balls and execution. But it seems to me that ritchie tried the same execution for snatch but failed to recreate it properly. To be fair there are genuinely funny "lol" scenes such as Farina's characters plane flight quick cuts...and no one can doubt pitts acting. However the moronic antics of the 3 hoods was unentertaining due to its cliched nature, and by the time statham starts REPEATING the same jokes (I know of two definite examples) you just look at the person next to you and say "what?!". so its not bad, but it ain't brilliant.

  • Nov. 9, 2000, 8:24 a.m. CST

    Repeat Jokes

    by Elaine

    Yeah, I know what you mean. I loved "Snatch," but by the third time Statham brought up "ze Gerrrmans," the joke had gone quite stale. Definitely a case of "too much of a good thing." Still, "Snatch" is a fun ride, worth watching for Vinnie Jones intoning "bonjour!" alone. I look forward to seeing what Ritchie makes of a medieval "Snatch." I mean, Vinnie Jones as a medieval knight? I'm there...

  • Nov. 9, 2000, 11:42 a.m. CST

    hehe yep agreed

    by MonkeyDonut

    Yeah, Vinnie Jones. My personal opinion...he's not even close to being as good an actor as everyone is raving about including harry...it's like, being from England we've lived with this guy for years, and has he ever acted ANY differently ? even in real life? um, no. Now to be fair he's a top lad and quite a personality, so what the hell, stick him in all the films, and make him a billionaire...I too was very amused with the "bonjoouurr" and the whole Desert Eagle scene...top stuff.

  • Nov. 9, 2000, 2:04 p.m. CST

    Snatch rocks but...

    by TheDrunkenJedi

    ..in my opinion, its not as good as Lock, stock... Pitt proves again that dispite taking a lot of stick, he is one of the best young actors around today. Its a lighter film than Loc, stock.. which for me made it slightly less enjoyable - LSATSB still managed to be funny while going through some pretty heavy stuff. Can't believe that you lot in America have still got to wait to see this - it makes a refreshing change!! Anyway, your in for a treat. Lets get leathered!!!!