Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels Reviews

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March 26, 2019
Guy Ritchie's scrappy, twisty, cheerfully ultraviolent tale of hapless small-time English hoodlums might be his best work.
Top Critic
March 21, 2019
It roars and ignites and hits the ground running.
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.
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.
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 6, 2005
August 27, 2005
December 17, 2004
Lock Stock And Two Smoking Barrels est du trs bon cinema.
July 8, 2004
June 22, 2004
Fans of Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction and Jackie Brown are in for a treat.
December 8, 2002
November 7, 2002
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.
April 10, 2002
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.
June 5, 2001
Even when the accents are as indecipherable as the plot, Ritchie keeps the action percolating and the humor on high.
January 1, 2001
Entertaining because of its intricate plot, kinetic editing and imaginative camera angles.
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