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Saturday, 10 September 2011

Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)

Directed by Guy Ritchie
Starred Jason Flemyng, Dexter Fletcher, Nick Moran, Jason Statham, Steven Mackintosh, Charles Forbes, Vinnie Jones, Lenny McLean, P.H. Moriarty, Huggy Weaver, Frank Harper, Steve Sweeney, Huggy Leaver, Ronnie Fox, Stephen Marcus, Vas Blackwood, Sting, Jake Abraham, Rob Brydon, Stephen Callender-Ferrier, Elwin 'Chopper' David, Alan Ford, Sid Golder, Alex Hall, Danny John-Jules, Victor McGuire, Nicholas Rowe, Vera Day, Mark Mooney, Tony MacMahon, David Reid, Suzy Ratner, Peter McNicholl, Nick Marcq, Richard Vanstone ...
1998, United Kingdom, English

What about a hilarious comedy heist? But this one is a Guy Ritchie movie. When we were watching the movie, my wife asked me if it was a Tarantino movie. Well, years ago, when I first saw the movie, as a Tarantino fan, I called this movie as British Pulp Fiction. Filled with tons of funny and weird characters, Tarantino-like dialogues, details, nothing was missing. I can almost say that character wise, it is richer than Pulp Fiction.

The movie is going between comedy and crime genres but blended with an ecstatic taste. I am very picky with comedies, I almost dislike the genre, but this one is one of the best comedy I have ever seen. Music? Another terrific element of the movie.

If you've ever seen Snatch, it is the carbon copy of this not so well known movie. Snatch had a big stars like Brad Pitt, Benicio Del Toro, it is the only reason Snatch is a huge hit in cinemas, not this one, in my opinion. The ones who have seen LSTSB first then Snatch, mostly had a feeling of deja vu and doesn't like Snatch as much as this one.

The movie won Audience Award in British Academy Awards, BAFTA. Also nominated for Best British Film and Best Editing categories in same awards. Won Best British Comedy Film Award in British Comedy Awards. Won Best British Film and Best Debut (Vinnie Jones) awards in Empire Awards. Won Best New Filmmaker (Guy Ritchie) in MTV Movie Awards.

As I always say. The British are one of the best in making two things: Cinema and music.

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If you look for;
a heist movie with a high dose of comedy
twists and turns
tons of original characters
heist over heist
then this is your movie.

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If you liked this movie, I believe you might like also :
(available in the blog)

Flypaper (2011)
Small Time Crooks (2000)
The Ladykillers (2004) 
7 cajas / 7 Boxes (2012)

If you liked this movie, IMDb believes you might like also:
(available in the blog)

Firewall (2006)
Snatch (2000)
Reservoir Dogs (1992)
Heat (1995)

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Degree: Caper Movie
Sub-Category: Weed Robbery
Excellence of Robbery Plan: 3/5
Originality of Robbery Plan: 3/5
Quality of Robbery Action Scenes: 5/5
Actors' Performances: 5/5
Excitement Level: 4/5
Surprise Level: 4/5
Humor Level: 5/5
Originality of the Story in General: 5/5
Rating As A Robbery/Heist Movie: 5/5

Important Reminder: Below trailer might contain important spoilers.

 

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