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Snatch Reviews

April 15, 2008
Ritchie may be skilled at generating controlled chaos, but his surprise-a-minute strategy ultimately holds no surprises.
February 9, 2006
Ritchie's follow-up to Lock, Stock is an even more craftily concocted underworld entertainment, helped no end by the casting of Pitt as the bare-knuckle boxer Mickey.
September 26, 2002
This may be one of the hazardous offshoots of the music-video-trained generation of moviemakers; they confuse a diet of eye candy with a full meal.
March 22, 2002
Bouncing around in a world of bare-knuckle boxing, gypsy swindlers, pretend Jewish diamond merchants, indestructible Russian assassins and a thug who disposes of bodies by feeding them to hungry pigs, Snatch has enough plots for a fair-sized cemetery.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
June 4, 2001
He's not breaking new ground with Snatch, merely fine-tuning the knack for disreputable kicks he showed in Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
March 8, 2001
The cinematic dazzle, the high pitch to which he leads his actors, the relish of sheer velocity are reward enough.
February 7, 2001
The story motors like a car driven by a chatty maniac who somehow stays on the road.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
February 7, 2001
Manages the trick of keeping the viewer entertained -- and aware of exactly who is where -- even when the movie is going in three directions at the same time.
February 7, 2001
It takes a very clever schoolboy to make a movie as elaborately empty as Guy Ritchie's Snatch.
January 19, 2001
Snatch is hard to figure out, but even harder not to laugh at.
January 19, 2001
A pointless exercise in cool by a film maker who needs to grow up. As in: Oh, grow up.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
Top Critic
January 19, 2001
As an unfolding event, Snatch is fun to watch, even if no reasonable person could hope to understand the plot in one viewing.
January 19, 2001
A fairly cool movie and also a fairly good one.
January 19, 2001
Fun moments are ultimately slight compensation for Snatch's overall staleness.
January 19, 2001
You'll laugh and have a good old rowdy time watching Snatch. But as soon as you walk out of the theater, you'll ask yourself what it was you were laughing at.
January 19, 2001
Hip and stylish. It's also empty, but that's probably part of the style, which draws inspiration from Quentin Tarantino movies and vintage British gangster films as well as music videos.
January 19, 2001
Snatch just seems aggressively smug, like a doorman at a club that too desperately wants to be coolly exclusive.
January 19, 2001
Ritchie doesn't have a whole lot to say about matters of fate, morality and manhood.
January 19, 2001
Fantastic, cheeky fun.
January 19, 2001
Loaded down with too many characters and locations.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 19, 2001
An empty movie.
January 19, 2001
Snatch will likely grab those who like their movies fast, furious and fun.
January 19, 2001
Once again writer-director Ritchie demonstrates a deeply pleasurable combination of verbal flair and visual wit while conveying the genuine, intimidating hardness of the English working class and its love of language.
January 19, 2001
The movie is not boring, but it doesn't build and it doesn't arrive anywhere.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 19, 2001
Spicy comic strip without an ounce of fat.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 18, 2001
If stories don't happen fast, funny and powerful enough for you in the movies, push your way into the queue. This flick's for you.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 18, 2001
In fondly revisiting (carbon copying, it often seems) his first film, he's proved merely what we already knew: that he can unleash comic mayhem par excellence. Enough of the little boys with big guns. It's time for Guy to grow up.
Read More | Original Score: 68/100
January 18, 2001
While watching Snatch, you'll sometimes wish the dialogue had subtitles and the movie came equipped with a plot synopsis. But you're bound to leave the theater with a smile.
January 18, 2001
(Anti-)social Darwinism has rarely been more entertaining.
January 18, 2001
You see the filmmaker setting up all of the flips and switches, yet he still surprises you with how he triggers them and what mayhem they cause.
January 18, 2001
It's not a sequel, not a remake; it's reheated Ritchie.
Full Review | Original Score: C
January 18, 2001
It's the actors' conviction, no matter how bloody or ridiculous the plot turns, that gives the movie much of its loony humor.
Read More | Original Score: B
January 17, 2001
A particularly wearying example of a recent wave of British gangster films.
January 16, 2001
Raucous and crude, but never boring or predictable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 6, 2000
Even if it's not quite as lighter than air as its predecessor, Snatch remains a lethal diversion.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5