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Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels Reviews

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April 4, 2018
A n inverse cost-to-quality ratio seems to have been operating in "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels," Guy Ritchie's debut feature about four cocky young men coming up against major thugs in London's East End.
June 14, 2012
Fast-paced romp has violence, gangsters, drugs.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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
August 18, 2008
Once you sort out the main characters and the plot kicks into action, it becomes clear that under the shameless MTV pyrotechnics lies a structure as intricately crafted as a Feydeau farce. Guy Ritchie has a giddy gift for storytelling.
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.
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+
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.
Read More | Original Score: C+
June 22, 2004
Fans of Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction and Jackie Brown are in for a treat.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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.
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.
March 19, 2002
The best one can say is that it's a smart cartoon, and a fairly exhausting viewing experience.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 5, 2001
Even when the accents are as indecipherable as the plot, Ritchie keeps the action percolating and the humor on high.
Read More | Original Score: 4.5/5
January 1, 2001
Entertaining because of its intricate plot, kinetic editing and imaginative camera angles.
Full Review | Original Score: B
January 1, 2000
The punchy little flourishes that load this English gangster film with attitude are perfectly welcome, because there's no honest, substantial part of the movie they can hurt.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 1, 2000
This may be the first movie to capture the reckless exuberance of Pulp Fiction without seeming like a blatant rip-off.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 1, 2000
The cast is revved up to sizzle, with Sting in a smallish role, and the thick cockney dialogue is more comprehensible than you might think.
January 1, 2000
We've heard it all before, and usually with a slightly more comprehensible accent.
January 1, 2000
Lock, Stock is fun, in a slapdash way; it has an exuberance, and in a time when movies follow formulas like zombies, it's alive.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels is a movie with absolutely nothing to say.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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