Movie Reviews | Jan 19th, 1999

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Starring Jason Statham, Brad Pitt, Alan Ford, Dennis Farina, Benicio Del Toro, Rade Serbedzija, Vinnie Jones, The Dog
Written By: Guy Ritchie
Directed By: Guy Ritchie

Well, I was looking forward to this movie when it came out in the UK in Sept. but I think I was a little disappointed with this movie. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels is one of my favorite movies and I think this isn’t as good.

Though they are a little bit similar, in some sense. The biggest problem I had was because the FUCKING BOOM MIC WAS SHOWING THE WHOLE TIME!!!!! First the movie theater puts the reel wrong, so the bottom is at the top of theater, then you can see the mics in the rest of the movie. For me, that ruined the movie. I tried to look past the mic but it was just too distracting. Anyway, the plot is confusing or hard to explain, but where I go.

Snatch is set in the underground of East London or whatever. You understand why the movie is called Snatch after you see it. Cousin Avi, played by Dennis Farina, is a NY mobster who has an employee called Franky Four Fingers (Benicio Del Toro) and he steals a huge 86 carrot diamond, and the diamond ends up in almost every characters (mostly gangster) hands’. The story is told from Jason Statham’s character, Turkish. Turkish and Tommy are amateur boxing promoters, and get involved with Mickey or also known as the Pikey. Who’s a Irish Gypsy bare knuckle fighter.

Brad Pitt’s character Mickey was the highlight of the movie, because you could barely understand what he was saying. He also didn’t take orders very well either. Alan Ford’s character was a local kingpin who put on the boxing matches, and if people screwed him over, he’s grind them up and feed them to his pigs. Then there was pawn shop jewelry guys who were hired to steal the diamond from Franky Four Fingers. Their dog was funny too because in the beginning it swallows a squeaky toy.

In the beginning of the movie, Guy Ritchie used his awesome and creative camera angles, and points of view to show each character in the movie so the audience doesn’t get lost. He also knows what good music to use in his movies. The soundtrack was good, and The Special’s “Ghost Town” was featured on the soundtrack and in the movie as well. Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels is a better movie than this and I recommend seeing that one before Snatch. Snatch is a decent movie and it has it’s moments and laughs, but the mic thing ruined it for me.

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Favorite Scenes: I liked the scenes involving the pawn shop jewrly guys. The ending was cool, how everything came together.
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