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Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels Reviews

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Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card
January 1, 2000
Maintains a light-hearted perspective, despite the blood.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Richard John
Jam! Movies
January 1, 2000
With it's likeable band of rogue heroes, comedic situations and standout performances is a great way to spend two hours.
| Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
January 1, 2000
Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels is the laborious title of an even more laborious Cockney action movie.
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
January 1, 2000
Ritchie handles his convoluted plot and frenetic pacing with elan and sprinkles it all with liberal doses of black humor and lots of quotable dialogue.
Elspeth Haughton
Apollo Guide
January 1, 2000
A uniquely entertaining film.
Full Review | Original Score: 88/100
Top Critic
J. Hoberman
Village Voice
January 1, 2000
Guignol violence, Lock, Stock aspires to be something like the Beatles meet the Wild Bunch. Too bad it doesn't have even a rubber soul.
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
January 1, 2000
Although there are several funny episodes, the picture as a whole never quite gels.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve
January 1, 2000
Would be a prominent piece of low-budget filmmaking if had appeared a decade or so ago, but by now the genre is so tired, the glorification of violent criminals so prosaic, that it rates simply as an also-ran.
Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
January 1, 2000
A very funny, very violent and altogether wonderful British crime caper that could have been made by Tarantino's cockney cousin, if he had one.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Jon Popick
Planet Sick-Boy
January 1, 2000
What starts out as a hodgepodge of Pulp Fiction, Trainspotting and Reservoir Dogs slowly becomes as enjoyable and visually stylish as the films from which Lock, Stock draws its comparisons.
| Original Score: 9/10
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Johnny Rotten circa 1977 couldn't have directed a more joyously obnoxious bit of tomfoolery.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
January 1, 2000
The film had me alternating between a sugar high and drowsiness. One minute, I struggled to keep awake; the next, I was jumping in my seat. Neither extreme is particularly pleasurable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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
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.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
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Paul Tatara
CNN.com
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.
Bradley Null
Filmcritic.com
January 1, 2000
The best film since Pulp Fiction in which there are no really good guys.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
January 1, 2000
An MTV-generation Peckinpah, Ritchie stages the splatter with a hideous giddiness. He's one to watch.
Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International
January 1, 2000
A wonderfully crafted and stylish bit of filmmaking.
Top Critic
Bob Graham
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Even if flashy Ritchie's tall tale about the East End underworld starts to run out of steam, the punch line is so good that it makes up for a lot.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jane Ganahl
San Francisco Examiner
January 1, 2000
A rockin' good time.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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