Snatch (2000)

Snatch (2000)

2000 R 103 Minutes

Thriller | Crime

The second film from British director Guy Ritchie. Snatch tells an obscure story similar to his first fast-paced crazy character-colliding filled film “Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels.” T...

Overall Rating

8 / 10
Verdict: Good

User Review

  • WHAT I LIKED: Guy Ritchie is a director more interested in style than substance, and that's often proved an appealing thing when he's turned his hand to some genuinely enjoyable subject matter. But his first two geeza-filled lad matches don't have a whole lot of that, perhaps beyond the sheer absurdity of the cockney stereotypes...

    WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE: The bottom line is, nothing on show is remotely fun, and yet everything about the style is trying to make you think it is. The crude, sweary dialogue and one-liners are all ridiculously overracted and practically delivered with a wink, the edits are quick and snappy to make everything seem as irreverent as possible, and the music is either as light-hearted or as dense as possible to emphasise the intended cultish iconography of every moment. Without any substance (you know, things like real characters, themes, or even an interesting plot), that results in something which is actually extremely tiring to sit through, and the harder it tries to amuse you, the less it actually will.

    VERDICT: A lot of style broadcasting a lot of very irritating and overacted rubbish, 'Snatch,' is Guy Ritchie at his most laddish, and, frankly, his worst.