Snatch

  • 18
  • Guy Ritchie (2000)
  • US / UK
  • 102 min
Snatch
Film Review
Reviewed By
3 out of 5

You'd have thought that Guy Ritchie would've shied away from replicating Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels after the glut of British gangster movies that followed its success. Sadly not. Although Snatch has its merits - among them originality and the talents of Brad Pitt, Benicio Del Toro, and Jasons Statham and Flemyng - the diamond heist and East End Mob plot are just more of the same. Gangs, cheeky chappies, bare-knuckle boxing and cameos from Vinnie Jones and Mike Reid merge into a "seen it all before" mix. Ritchie can direct, but perhaps he should get someone else to write the material.

Plot Summary

Comedy crime drama starring Brad Pitt, Jason Statham and Benicio Del Toro. In Antwerp, jewel thief Franky Four Fingers steals a huge diamond, but before he can deliver it to his New York boss he is ambushed in London by a Russian mobster's henchmen. Elsewhere in the capital, crimelord Brick Top demands that Irish boxer Mickey One Punch take a dive in an unlicensed fight. When Brick Top joins the hunt for the missing gem, mayhem ensues.

Cast and crew

Cast

Mickey One Punch O'Neill
Brad Pitt
Turkish
Jason Statham
Franky Four Fingers
Benicio Del Toro
Avi
Dennis Farina
Bullet Tooth Tony
Vinnie Jones
Boris the Blade
Rade Serbedzija
Brick Top
Alan Ford
Doug the Head
Mike Reid
Tommy
Stephen Graham
Mum O'Neil
Sorcha Cusack
Vinny
Robbie Gee
Sol
Lennie James
Mullet
Ewen Bremner
Darren
Jason Flemyng

Crew

Director
Guy Ritchie

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Columbia TriStar
Guidance: 
Violence, swearing and brief nudity.
Available on video, DVD and BluRay
Released 1 Sep 2000
Certificate 18
Distributor:
Sony DADC UK Limited
Categories
Comedy
Drama