Snatch

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Though perhaps a case of style over substance, Guy Ritchie's second crime caper is full of snappy dialogue, dark comedy, and interesting characters.

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93%

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User Ratings: 394,235
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Guy Ritchie's sophomore follow-up to his 1998 sleeper hit Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels, Snatch revisits the previous film's territory of London's crime-ridden underbelly, and does so with the same brand of humor and stylish direction that made Ritchie's first effort a surprise success. With a labyrinthine plot that is ostensibly oriented around a missing diamond, Snatch introduces viewers to three groups of characters intent on retrieving the elusive stone, which has been stolen from an Antwerp jeweler. In the first group are friends and business partners Turkish (Jason Statham, who also supplies the film's voice-over narration) and Tommy (Stephen Graham), who join up with Mickey (Brad Pitt), an Irish gypsy and boxer. Turkish and Tommy make arrangements with Mickey to take a fall in a match engineered by lunatic gang leader Brick Top (Alan Ford). In another corner resides equally loony Russian gangster Boris the Blade (Rade Sherbedgia), who has asked Jewish gangster Franky Four Fingers (Benicio Del Toro) to place a bet on the match for him. Boris is also scheming to have Sol (Lennie James), the owner of a pawn shop, rob the place with a couple of dim associates. Meanwhile, Avi (Dennis Farina), freshly arrived in London from New York, hires Bullet Tooth Tony (Vinnie Jones) to find Franky when he goes missing; it seems that it was none other than Franky who was supposed to be transporting the purloined diamond to New York. ~ Rebecca Flint Marx, Rovi

Cast

Brad Pitt
as Mickey O'Neil
Benicio Del Toro
as Franky Four Fingers
Vinnie Jones
as Bullet Tooth Tony
Rade Serbedzija
as Boris the Blade
Alan Ford
as Brick Top
Mike Reid
as Doug the Head
Sam Douglas
as Rosebud
Ade
as Tyrone
James Cunningham
as Horrible Man
Sorcha Cusack
as Mum O'Neil
Mickey Dee
as Jack the All Seeing Eye
Adam Fogerty
as Gorgeous George
Goldie
as Bad Boy Lincoln
Sid Hoare
as Reuben
Ronald Isaac
as Referee
Chuck Julian
as Michael
Eric Meyers
as Avi's Colleague
Paul O'Boyle
as Patrick
Sidney Sedin
as Pauline
Trevor Steedman
as Bomber Harris
Peter Szakacs
as Sausage Charlie
John Taheny
as Salt Peter
Mick Theo
as Mad Fist Willy
Andy Till
as John the Gun
Velibor Topic
as The Russian
Scott Welch
as Horace `Good Night' Anderson
Michael Hughes
as Gypsy Man
Liam McMahon
as Gypsy Man
Jim Warren
as Gypsy Man
Austin Drage
as Gypsy Kid
Liam Donaghy
as Gypsy Kid
Joe Williams
as Gypsy Kid
John Farnell
as Brick Top's Henchman
Shaun Pearson
as Brick Top's Henchman
Dean Smith
as Brick Top's Henchman
Roy Snell
as Brick Top's Henchman
Tim Faraday
as Policeman
Andrew Shield
as Policeman
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Critic Reviews for Snatch

All Critics (141) | Top Critics (37) | Fresh (103) | Rotten (38)

  • With this morbidly bouncy black comedy Ritchie finds a sneaky way to avoid sophomore slump: by passing his freshman tests all over again. And now for something completely different, please.

    Mar 6, 2018 | Full Review…

    David Ansen

    Newsweek
    Top Critic
  • Ritchie may be skilled at generating controlled chaos, but his surprise-a-minute strategy ultimately holds no surprises.

    Apr 15, 2008 | Full Review…
  • Ritchie's follow-up to Lock, Stock is an even more craftily concocted underworld entertainment, helped no end by the casting of Pitt as the bare-knuckle boxer Mickey.

    Feb 9, 2006 | Full Review…

    Wally Hammond

    Time Out
    Top Critic
  • This may be one of the hazardous offshoots of the music-video-trained generation of moviemakers; they confuse a diet of eye candy with a full meal.

    Sep 26, 2002
  • Bouncing around in a world of bare-knuckle boxing, gypsy swindlers, pretend Jewish diamond merchants, indestructible Russian assassins and a thug who disposes of bodies by feeding them to hungry pigs, Snatch has enough plots for a fair-sized cemetery.

    Mar 22, 2002 | Rating: 3/4
  • He's not breaking new ground with Snatch, merely fine-tuning the knack for disreputable kicks he showed in Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.

    Jun 4, 2001 | Rating: 4/5

Audience Reviews for Snatch

  • May 26, 2013
    Wildly entertaining, Snatch is a brilliant cult film from writer/director Guy Ritchie. The story follows a group of gangsters, thieves, petty criminals, and smugglers who cross paths in the pursuit of a stolen diamond. The film features an impressive ensemble cast that includes Jason Statham, Dennis Farina, Vinnie Jones, and Brad Pitt; who all give great performances (especially Pitt). Additionally, Ritchie does a remarkable job writing witty dialog, and crafting colorful characters. The dark humor is also quite clever and works particularly well. A madcap adventure through the shady, criminal underworld, Snatch delivers plenty of laughs.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • May 25, 2013
    An intriguing, interwoven plot. Much funnier than I expected. Pitt's accent was weak, but not to the point of distraction. Sometimes hard to discern the dialog due to heavy accents from the rest the cast. Still, thoroughly enjoyable caper.
    Christian C Super Reviewer
  • Nov 05, 2012
    A start to finish, non-stop action british gangster shoot em' up. This film is truly 'laugh so hard you will cry' funny, and full of fantastic characters. The way that Guy Ritchie develops these separate plots and characters, then masterfully weaves them together to form an eye-opening, violent and hilarious movie is a testament to his skills as a director. Brad Pitt rounds out the cast and delivers an unforgettable performance in this fast-paced riot on film.
    Jarryd R Super Reviewer
  • Jul 03, 2012
    Snatch is honestly one of my favorite movies from the 2000's. It very well might be my absolute favorite film of the decade. This film is nothing but pure entertainment from beginning to end. The entire thing is pure genius and endless fun. The dialog is absolutely hilarious and extremely quotable and the acting of the entire cast is nothing short of perfect. Brad Pitt is in fine form in one his best roles as the fast talking gypsy, Mickey. Stephen Graham and Jason Statham are hilarious together and possibly the best actors in the film. I usually hate Jason Statham, as his movies are nothing but dumb actioners and Statham plays the same character, but he is incredible in this movie. I know I'll get some hate for this next comment, but Snatch is really the British Pulp Fiction. The film has loads of fun and entertaining characters that have hilarious dialog between them and the situations that they get into are just plain nuts. The mix of stories echoes that of Tarantino's masterful film and is just as fresh and exciting. I'm not saying that Snatch is better than Pulp Fiction, but it's just as fun and crazy and possibly almost as good. Snatch is one of my favorite films. Ever. I don't care if it's a copy of Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels. It doesn't matter. I can't get enough of the quotes and the characters and I am just as entertained every time I watch it, maybe even more entertained. I recommend this film to every film lover I talk to. It's difficult to not enjoy every second of Guy Ritchie's incredible ganster flick.
    Drew O Super Reviewer

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