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Snatch (2000)

(R) 103 mins

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Synopsis: Jason Statham and Brad Pitt lead a bad-ass ensemble through a flashy and brutal Cockney-fueled caper comedy.

Additional Cast: Benicio Del Toro, Dennis Farina, Jason Flemyng, Vinnie Jones, Mike Reid

Director: Guy Ritchie

Writer: Guy Ritchie

Producer: Matthew Vaughn

Distributed By: Screen Gems

Serious Jest: (Theater) This is one of those films that people will berate you for not having seen (i.e., “WHAT? You haven’t seen Snatch?!”). Badass characters with names like “Gorgeous George” and “Bullet Tooth Tony” are skillfully played by top-notch actors. This is one of Brad Pitt’s best roles and performances ever. The story and screenplay are original and captivating. Cool effects and camera work make this whole film seem like a gangster movie highlight film. Even the soundtrack is awesome! I never get bored of this movie.

Ritchie is like a British Quentin Tarantino, except classier (for example, Ritchie doesn’t seem to purposefully pursue shock value, as Tarantino often appears to do). While Cockney dialect is awesome, you almost have to watch some of his films with subtitles (and even then you may not understand some of the expressions).

CraigMakk: (Theater) Go watch this movie right now. If you’ve already seen it, why are you wasting time at our site when you could be watching it again?? One of my favorite movies of all time, Richie does so many innovative things well that you’ll be annoyed he doesn’t make a new movie every year. I couldn’t agree more that this is Brad Pitt at his best; the DVD even has a special subtitles setting that only shows up when he speaks! Snatch will make you want to speak gibberish to all your friends and act like they are the dumb ones for not understanding. Oh, and it features Jason Statham back when he still thought he was just a simple con artist and not focusing on acting (true story….check his Wiki). I could say more, but I would be spending precious time typing that could be used in rewatching Snatch, and who the hell wants to do that??

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