Rainer's Review of Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
Ritchie's distinctive style is already apparent in his first feature film.
Lock, Stock has an absurd plot, Tarantinoesque action and violence, high body count but manages to stay British through and through.
The mood that Ritchie creates is just awesome and his casting choices were also intriguing. For me as a fan of Jason Statham it's nice to see him in good films now and then. But also the other Brits like Vinnie Jones, Nick Moran or Jason Flemyng give decent performances.