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Snatch

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United Kingdom, United States
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2000

Rated R · 1h 43m

Director Guy Ritchie
Starring Benicio del Toro, Dennis Farina, Vinnie Jones, Brad Pitt

Genre Comedy, Crime

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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 and Two Smoking Barrels.” There are two overlapping stories here – one is the search for a stolen diamond, and the other about a boxing promoter who’s having trouble with a psychotic gangster.

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Village Voice by Amy Taubin

For those who care, Madonna has found her match in Guy Ritchie, whose absence of talent when it comes to the film medium is equal to her own.
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Philadelphia Inquirer by Carrie Rickey

Since the main reason I go to movies is to engage with characters, I prefer "The Pledge," the film opening today by Madonna's first husband, Sean Penn, rather than this stylish fluff by her second spouse.
60

L.A. Weekly by John Patterson

It all feels rather laddish and belabored, but it will eat up 90 minutes of your time without making you regret the loss.
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New York Magazine (Vulture) by Peter Rainer

The problem with all this don't-blink-or-you'll-miss-it dramaturgy is that ultimately everything is sacrificed for effect. When you're dealing, as Ritchie is, with explosions of real violence and viciousness, the hyperslick technique can't accommodate the real pain that comes with the territory, or ought to. What we're left with is a cackling amorality -- not a philosophy of life, just a posture.
75

Miami Herald by Rene Rodriguez

Snatch is admittedly superficial, if not downright disposable. More importantly, though, the movie is also fantastic, cheeky fun.
75

Portland Oregonian by Shawn Levy

The convoluted story is an excuse for comical tricks of the camera, fractures of chronology, acid punch lines and amusingly excessive performances. (In this latter category, Pitt, so deep into his character that you can smell him, wins the day gloriously.)

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