Jason Statham, Stephen Graham, Vinnie Jones, Alan Ford, Mike Reid and Brad
Time: 102 mins
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and Tommy (Graham) are two non-licensed boxing promoters who unfortunately
get entangled in a Diamond robbery that has gone to the dogs. After their
prizefighter is knocked out in punch by pikey Mickey (Pitt), Brick Top,
the organiser of the fight and the local hard man orders Turkish and Tommy
to replace the fighter and make sure he takes a dive in the fourth round.
Meanwhile, Boris the Blade is trying to get the fruits of the robbery from
Frankie Four-Fingers, without having to pay for it by using Vinny and Sol
to do the dirty work for him. The American buyer, Cousin Avi doesn’t like
what he hear and comes over to London to work the situation out with jeweller
Doug-the-Head (Reid) and his hard man Bullet-Tooth Tony (Jones).
This is Guy Ritchie’s
make or break second movie and like Quentin Tarantino before him he succeeds,
big style. Ritchie has a visual style and inventiveness all of his own,
combining freeze frame, rotating camera angles and current dance and indie
into a visual spectacle, which grabs up and pulls you right in. Both character
and dialogue writing are of the highest calibre, proving again that the
combination of comedy and violence can work if the consequences of one out
weight the any possibility of the other. To me in Guy Ritchie, we have a
British version of Tarantino and dare I even say it, a director with the
visual flare of a young Martin Scorsese.
Yes the story and
setting are similar to that of Lock Stock, but this does not matter, as
the film is like, as Pulp Fiction was for Tarantino another trip into that
same world we had visited previous. This is the best British film of 2000
and I can’t wait until Ritchie makes his next one, which he said would be
Deleted Scenes (15
mins), 'Making Of' Featurette (25 mins), Guy Ritchie Commentary, Teaser
Trailer, Theatrical Trailer, Interviews, Storyboard To Film Comparisons,
Production Notes, Filmographies, Snatch B-Roll, TV Spots, Photo gallery
Plus hidden extras!