Snatch 2000

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Unscrupulous boxing promoters, violent bookmakers, a Russian gangster, incompetent amateur robbers, and supposedly Jewish jewellers fight to track down a priceless stolen diamond.

Starring:
Vinnie Jones, Benicio Del Toro
Runtime:
1 hour 38 minutes

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Snatch

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Product Details

Genres Thriller, Crime, Comedy
Director Guy Ritchie
Starring Vinnie Jones, Benicio Del Toro
Supporting actors Mike Reid, Brad Pitt, Dennis Farina, Alan Ford, Jason Statham
Studio Sony Pictures International
BBFC rating Suitable for 18 years and over
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Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By D. Moss VINE VOICE on 18 Sep 2004
Format: DVD
Snatch is a criminally underrated film, partially because superficially it's pretty similar to Lock Stock, Guy Richie's debut. Critics everywhere leaped on it for lack of originality, but in my eyes it's more similar to Tarantino's classic Pulp Fiction than Lock Stock. Everything is here- gangsters, guns, cross-wiring plots and characters, loads of famous faces and a platinum script with top-draw dialogue. There are even more literal links between the two films, such as rigged boxing matches, corpse disposal and something precious causing hassle (in this case an 84 carat stone, in Pulp Fiction a briefcase full of gold).
It's impossible to describe the plot to Snatch in one sentance, but it basically involves a diamond that everyone wants, and a boxing match nobody wants. There's also a fantastic twist at the end, that thankfully nobody has given away. There are some great characters in the film- Turkish and Tommy, the lead characters enjoy loads of dry banter. Brick Top, the lead gangster, is brilliantly malicious "No thanks Turkish... I'm sweet enough". It also boasts one of the best ideas in cinema history- superstar pin-up actor Brad Pitt as an incoherant gypsie with a leather hat. Pitt pretty much steals every scene he's in, making even the crackling Cockney dialogue seem dull in comparison.
Sure Snatch isn't all that original, but it's a damn fine movie. There are dozens of funny and catchy one-liners, loads of mouth-watering dialogue, the plot is excellently managed by Richie, and there are some smart directorial tricks thrown in. And the soundtrack is brilliant, fitting the film perfectly. One of the finest films, British otherwise, of recent years, and ranks up there as an unmissable film.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Parker on 31 Oct 2001
Format: DVD
There are inevitable echoes of Guy Ritchie's other
work,but this movie(at least in my opinion) is not
"Son of Lock Stock" by a long way.Brad Pitt is in
great form here,and backed by a strong supporting
cast of British talent and the always-watchable
Bernicio Del Toro.Even a cameo role for Mike Read
(imagine Rabbi Frank Butcher to get the flavour!)
fits in well with this enjoyable comedy drama.The
best way to appreciate this film is to just watch
it without analyzing it too closely - some of the
comic moments are simply sublime!All in all,a good
effort all round.
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Mr. A. K. Piggott on 22 Aug 2002
Format: DVD
Guy Ritchie strikes again with another cockney crime caper with a hilariously twisted plot, very much in the same vein as the fantastic Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels. The main difference here is that everything is bigger, better and faster; the budget, the stars, the locations, the editing, the endlessly quotable dialogue and the music. The ball starts rolling when Franky Four Fingers (Benico Del Toro) steals a huge priceless diamond from Antwerp and brings it to London on route to New York. Cue murder, betrayl, mayhem, strong language, thievery and a dog that'll eat just about anything. Endlessly watchable and entertaining. The best British film in years. Where else are you going to see Brad Pitt and Frank Butcher in the same feature?
The DVD is a corker too. Boasting many fantastic features including a commentary, deleted scenes, a documentary, interviews, trailers, TV spots, storyboard comparrisons, photo library and some absolutely hilarious hidden features.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By N. Clay on 1 Mar 2003
Format: DVD
British director Guy Ritchie's follow-up to the hugely entertaining low-budget Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels is simply excellent. Lock, Stock was largely ignored by the British Film Institute (which is peculiar because it's the first decent British film we've seen in years), so it's probably a good thing that this sequel is more americanized with the involvement of Columbia Pictures.
As well as the best actors from Lock Stock, Jason Statham and Vinnie Jones, this sequel includes Brad Pitt and Dennis Farina in excellent performances. It is not directly related to Lock, Stock, as both Statham and Jones play different characters in this film, but the influences are still extremely apparent. Guy Ritchie has made it just different enough to make it a great and entertaining film by it's own rights.
The DVD features a decent commentary with director Guy Ritchie and producer Matthew Vaughn, as well as a 'Making Of' with interviews, some pretty interesting deleted scenes, behind the scenes footage, TV spots, trailers, and some interesting hidden extras. Pretty much all you could ask for other than commentary from the cast themselves. For this price, it's an excellent DVD...
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Rich Milligan on 1 Mar 2005
Format: DVD
I have seldom been so entertained by such a fantastic film. It is really a sublime piece of work and I would heartily recommend it to all film fans.
So what makes it so good? Well apart from the fact the cast boasts a bevy of brilliant character actors who all pull their parts off amazingly well it also has a slick and witty script which keeps the action and the film bowling along at breakneck speed. Add to this some realistic and ok albeit sometimes gruesome violence and you end up with a black comedy thriller that really delivers.
Don't get me wrong it's not all violence, amongst all the thrills and spills there is time for some amazingly poignant moments which brings tears to the eyes. The burning of Mickey's mother's caravan is an obvious one but take the subtlety of Tommy being held by the Pikeys and gentle weeping as he knows his fate is in the hands of others. Quite moving.
The stars of the film are excellent, I though Brad Pitt was simply phenomenal, but it is really with the minor parts that the film succeeds. The joy of having the plot shared round such a large and diverse group of actors is that they all seem to really give their best for the time they are on film. I simply cannot criticise any of the cast.
Finally mention must be given to the composition of the film as a whole. The shaking up of the time frame was a technique that first gained notoriety in Pulp Fiction, but Snatch does an equally fine job of it and with the sharper humour it employed it might just sneak it on a one to one comparison.
Brilliant Film!
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