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Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)

UK107m, Colour
Director: Guy Ritchie; Cast: Jason Flemyng, Dexter Fletcher, Nick Moran, Jason Statham, Steven Mackintosh, Vinnie Jones

Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels is a black comedy in a long line of British ensemble-based caper films. When a card shark loses half a million pounds to Harry “The Hatchet” – a local mob boss, he and his mates are given a week to come up with the cash before they start losing their fingers. As a precursor to his more widely known film Snatch (2000), which includes many of the same cast, Ritchie helped update the genre with a gritty and authentic non-liner style of story telling, combined with a pop-sensibility and an energy derived from rapid cuts and witty dialogue which share similarities to the films of Quentin Tarantino (Klaus Ming January 2012).

One comment on “Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)

  1. Personal Concerns

    this one was truly black, i felt!

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