Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels Reviews

March 21, 2019
The humor is as rude and crude as the characters, but the picture certainly isn't lacking in energy.
February 4, 2019
There are far too many tokenistic soundtrack and cinematographic throws of the dice
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.
March 19, 2002
The best one can say is that it's a smart cartoon, and a fairly exhausting viewing experience.
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.
January 1, 2000
Although there are several funny episodes, the picture as a whole never quite gels.
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.
January 1, 2000
We've heard it all before, and usually with a slightly more comprehensible accent.
January 1, 2000
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels is a movie with absolutely nothing to say.
January 1, 2000
Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels is the laborious title of an even more laborious Cockney action movie.
January 1, 2000
A Laurel and Hardy film would have looked like deep sardonic humor compared with this sophomoric effort.
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.
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.
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.
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.
January 1, 2000
Maintains a light-hearted perspective, despite the blood.