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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
PopMatters
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.

Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

Bullz-Eye.com
August 27, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 17, 2004
Lock Stock And Two Smoking Barrels est du très bon cinema.
| Original Score: B+
Dragan Antulov
rec.arts.movies.reviews
July 8, 2004
Full Review| Original Score: 6/10
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

Film Threat
December 8, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
James Rocchi
Netflix
November 7, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
April 10, 2002
| 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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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
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
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.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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
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Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic
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.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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
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