Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels Reviews

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.
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.
April 10, 2002
March 19, 2002
The best one can say is that it's a smart cartoon, and a fairly exhausting viewing experience.
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, 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
We've heard it all before, and usually with a slightly more comprehensible accent.