Snatch (2001)



Critic Consensus: Though perhaps a case of style over substance, Guy Ritchie's second crime caper is full of snappy dialogue, dark comedy, and interesting characters.

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Guy Ritchie's sophomore follow-up to his 1998 sleeper hit Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels, Snatch revisits the previous film's territory of London's crime-ridden underbelly, and does so with the same brand of humor and stylish direction that made Ritchie's first effort a surprise success. With a labyrinthine plot that is ostensibly oriented around a missing diamond, Snatch introduces viewers to three groups of characters intent on retrieving the elusive stone, which has been stolen from an … More

Rating: R (for strong violence, language and nudity)
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Guy Ritchie
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 3, 2001
Box Office: $30.1M
Columbia Pictures


as Mickey O'Neil

as Franky Four Fingers

as Bullet Tooth Tony

as Boris the Blade

as Brick Top

as Doug the Head

as Rosebud

as Tyrone

as Mullet

as Horrible Man

as Mum O'Neil

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as Gorgeous George

as Bad Boy Lincoln

as Reuben

as Referee

as Michael

as Avi's Colleague

as Patrick

as Pauline

as Bomber Harris

as Sausage Charlie

as Salt Peter

as Mad Fist Willy

as John the Gun

as The Russian

as Horace `Good Night' ...

as Gypsy Man

as Gypsy Man

as Gypsy Man

as Gypsy Kid

as Gypsy Kid

as Gypsy Kid

as Brick Top's Henchman

as Brick Top's Henchman

as Brick Top's Henchman

as Brick Top's Henchman

as Policeman

as Policeman

as Bad Boy Lincoln
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Critic Reviews for Snatch

All Critics (148) | Top Critics (36)

Ritchie may be skilled at generating controlled chaos, but his surprise-a-minute strategy ultimately holds no surprises.

Full Review… | April 15, 2008
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Ritchie's follow-up to Lock, Stock is an even more craftily concocted underworld entertainment, helped no end by the casting of Pitt as the bare-knuckle boxer Mickey.

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

This may be one of the hazardous offshoots of the music-video-trained generation of moviemakers; they confuse a diet of eye candy with a full meal.

Full Review… | September 26, 2002
New York Magazine/Vulture
Top Critic

An entertaining romp of a crime caper flick that wants to be funny more than it wants to be dangerous or mysterious.

Full Review… | February 26, 2012
Movie Metropolis

Eccentric characters, lively banter, adults only.

Full Review… | January 2, 2011
Common Sense Media

Snatch uses and abuses the template of its breakthrough predecessor, elevates it, and delivers an equal, if not better, version of a film we have all seen before, yet much better the second time around.

Full Review… | July 6, 2010
Matt's Movie Reviews

Audience Reviews for Snatch

'Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels 2' could be its real name, Ritchie is back with the second in his British gangster trilogy ('Revolver' being number three) and this time due to the success of his first venture he clearly has more money to play with so he brings in some big name stars.

The film is almost the same kind of thing to 'Lock Stock' being another gritty, dirty, slimy cockney collaboration of tales all revolving around yet more oddball wheeler dealers, thugs and gangsters as they all try to get ahold of money, jewels and each other in (again) a Tarantino type way with more gallows humour.
The cast again is fantastic and includes yet more British actors that were somehow left out of the first film, over Ritchie's films he's used every known British character actor or soap star we have. The inclusion of some big Hollywood stars actually, for me, brings the film down slightly, they don't seem realistic and can't fit into this exclusively British world thus the film loses its sense of realism, a big Hollywood star doesn't always equal a good direction to go.

To be frank the film does really have a R. Rodriguez feel to it eg. 'Mariachi' was made, it did well so RR remade it bigger and better. 'Snatch' does seem to fall into that catergory to a degree, it does feel almost like a reboot or upgrade of 'Lock Stock' as some of the cast that do show up in both films are playing the same kind of role, mainly Vinnie Jones who can't really play anything else. The film has the exact same grotty feel to it with your typical South/East London looking pubs, alleys and streets, more cockney dialect to confuse any non-Londoner, more hints at vicious violence but without actually showing that much, some glorious fights and more swearing than you can possibly imagine.

The only thing I don't like about the film is all the silly names everyone has, I just get the feeling Ritchie was trying too hard to make it in the same vain as American New York gangsters, your typical hood with his catchy nickname like Billy the rat or pool table Pauly for example, it just seemed a bit daft.
Basically this is another triumph for Ritchie despite making the same film all over again. Alan Fords portrayal of Brick Top is also probably the most chilling baddie I've seen in years.

Oi!!! geeeza!!

Phil Hubbs

Super Reviewer


An intriguing, interwoven plot. Much funnier than I expected. Pitt's accent was weak, but not to the point of distraction. Sometimes hard to discern the dialog due to heavy accents from the rest the cast. Still, thoroughly enjoyable caper.

Christian C

Super Reviewer


Guy Ritchie delightfully resurrects and updates Damon Runyon's popular gangland mugs, transports 'em to Britain and has 'em go for a load of loot symbolized by a large hunk of shiny charcoal floating about. Good fun.

Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

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