Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels Reviews

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Common Sense Media
June 14, 2012
Fast-paced romp has violence, gangsters, drugs.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Bill Gibron
December 3, 2009
What his other movies have done summarily or languidly, Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels does with some clear novice stumbles. It's creative and very clever. It's just not a classic.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
April 27, 2007
I was thoroughly entertained while I was watching it, and I haven't hated myself since. And that is something, though I don't know exactly what.
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
February 9, 2006
Expect plenty of laughs and some edge-of-your-seat sweats, but not a whole lot else.
December 17, 2004
Lock Stock And Two Smoking Barrels est du très bon cinema.
| Original Score: B+
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer
December 6, 2004
If only it could have resisted revelry in its own style and violence, it might have been one 1999's best films, due to its performances and clever plot twists.
| Original Score: C+
Judith Egerton
Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)
June 22, 2004
Fans of Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction and Jackie Brown are in for a treat.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
April 10, 2002
Though Ritchie isn't the most accomplished filmmaker, his artistic use of freeze-frames, slow motion and other camera trickery proves he is a precocious talent to be reckoned with in the future.

Boston Phoenix
March 24, 2002
Ritchie orchestrates the plots and anti-plots with the delight of a sadistic child; by the end of this film, his career shows signs of smoking.
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
March 19, 2002
The best one can say is that it's a smart cartoon, and a fairly exhausting viewing experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
June 5, 2001
Even when the accents are as indecipherable as the plot, Ritchie keeps the action percolating and the humor on high.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
January 1, 2001
Entertaining because of its intricate plot, kinetic editing and imaginative camera angles.
Full Review | Original Score: B
David N. Butterworth
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Michael Dequina
January 1, 2000
A clever, complex, and comic caper that takes its share of unexpected twists and turns.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2000
You'll laugh out loud, and in the end you'll be cheering for the good guys, if you can figure out who they are and what language they're speaking.
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January 1, 2000
We've heard it all before, and usually with a slightly more comprehensible accent.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 1, 2000
A Laurel and Hardy film would have looked like deep sardonic humor compared with this sophomoric effort.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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Paul Tatara
January 1, 2000
Go see it if you're in the mood. You're bound to get a chuckle, but don't expect too much.
Matt Easterbrook
Matt's Movie Reviews
January 1, 2000
Because the film has to split its running time among so many different characters, all of whom look alike and act alike but have different names, I got rather bored.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Greg Dean Schmitz
Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies
January 1, 2000
Just don't expect to be dazzled by the story, because if you're like me... you'll have trouble following the faces, and hence, the plot, from one scene to another.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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