Snatch Reviews

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Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader
April 15, 2008
Ritchie may be skilled at generating controlled chaos, but his surprise-a-minute strategy ultimately holds no surprises.
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Wally Hammond
Time Out
February 9, 2006
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.
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Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
September 26, 2002
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.
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
March 22, 2002
Bouncing around in a world of bare-knuckle boxing, gypsy swindlers, pretend Jewish diamond merchants, indestructible Russian assassins and a thug who disposes of bodies by feeding them to hungry pigs, Snatch has enough plots for a fair-sized cemetery.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
June 4, 2001
He's not breaking new ground with Snatch, merely fine-tuning the knack for disreputable kicks he showed in Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic
March 8, 2001
The cinematic dazzle, the high pitch to which he leads his actors, the relish of sheer velocity are reward enough.
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Joel Siegel
Good Morning America
February 9, 2001
Ritche has nothing but fun with this movie and we get the feeling that the actors do the same.
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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
February 7, 2001
The story motors like a car driven by a chatty maniac who somehow stays on the road.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Ebert & Roeper
February 7, 2001
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Derek Elley
Variety
February 7, 2001
Manages the trick of keeping the viewer entertained -- and aware of exactly who is where -- even when the movie is going in three directions at the same time.
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Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com
February 7, 2001
It takes a very clever schoolboy to make a movie as elaborately empty as Guy Ritchie's Snatch.
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
January 19, 2001
Snatch is hard to figure out, but even harder not to laugh at.
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 19, 2001
A pointless exercise in cool by a film maker who needs to grow up. As in: Oh, grow up.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Seattle Times
January 19, 2001
As an unfolding event, Snatch is fun to watch, even if no reasonable person could hope to understand the plot in one viewing.
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
January 19, 2001
A fairly cool movie and also a fairly good one.
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Steven Rosen
Denver Post
January 19, 2001
Fun moments are ultimately slight compensation for Snatch's overall staleness.
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Gene Seymour
Newsday
January 19, 2001
You'll laugh and have a good old rowdy time watching Snatch. But as soon as you walk out of the theater, you'll ask yourself what it was you were laughing at.
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Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle
January 19, 2001
Hip and stylish. It's also empty, but that's probably part of the style, which draws inspiration from Quentin Tarantino movies and vintage British gangster films as well as music videos.
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
January 19, 2001
Snatch just seems aggressively smug, like a doorman at a club that too desperately wants to be coolly exclusive.
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
January 19, 2001
Ritchie doesn't have a whole lot to say about matters of fate, morality and manhood.
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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
January 19, 2001
Fantastic, cheeky fun.
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
January 19, 2001
Loaded down with too many characters and locations.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Paul Tatara
CNN.com
January 19, 2001
An empty movie.
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Susan Wloszczyna
USA Today
January 19, 2001
Snatch will likely grab those who like their movies fast, furious and fun.
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Jonathan Foreman
New York Post
January 19, 2001
Once again writer-director Ritchie demonstrates a deeply pleasurable combination of verbal flair and visual wit while conveying the genuine, intimidating hardness of the English working class and its love of language.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 19, 2001
The movie is not boring, but it doesn't build and it doesn't arrive anywhere.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Elvis Mitchell
New York Times
January 19, 2001
Spicy comic strip without an ounce of fat.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 18, 2001
If stories don't happen fast, funny and powerful enough for you in the movies, push your way into the queue. This flick's for you.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Kevin Maynard
Mr. Showbiz
January 18, 2001
In fondly revisiting (carbon copying, it often seems) his first film, he's proved merely what we already knew: that he can unleash comic mayhem par excellence. Enough of the little boys with big guns. It's time for Guy to grow up.
| Original Score: 68/100
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Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News
January 18, 2001
While watching Snatch, you'll sometimes wish the dialogue had subtitles and the movie came equipped with a plot synopsis. But you're bound to leave the theater with a smile.
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Tom Keogh
Film.com
January 18, 2001
(Anti-)social Darwinism has rarely been more entertaining.
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Mark Caro
Chicago Tribune
January 18, 2001
You see the filmmaker setting up all of the flips and switches, yet he still surprises you with how he triggers them and what mayhem they cause.
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
January 18, 2001
It's not a sequel, not a remake; it's reheated Ritchie.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Steve Murray
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
January 18, 2001
It's the actors' conviction, no matter how bloody or ridiculous the plot turns, that gives the movie much of its loony humor.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Amy Taubin
Village Voice
January 17, 2001
A particularly wearying example of a recent wave of British gangster films.
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 16, 2001
Raucous and crude, but never boring or predictable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
December 6, 2000
Even if it's not quite as lighter than air as its predecessor, Snatch remains a lethal diversion.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5