Rating: 8 stars
Seen 1 time
Seen on: 02/01/2020
The second film from British director Guy Ritchie. Snatch tells an obscure story similar to his first fast-paced crazy character-colliding filled film “Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.” There are two overlapping stories here – one is the search for a stolen diamond, and the other about a boxing promoter who’s having trouble with a psychotic gangster.
Rated R | Length 103 minutes
Brad Pitt | Guy Ritchie | Jason Flemyng | Jason Statham | Vinnie Jones | Stephen Graham | Alan Ford | Dennis Farina | Rade Serbedzija | Robbie Gee | Lennie James | Benicio del Toro | Mike Reid | Andy Beckwith | William Beck | Ewen Bremner | Adam Fogerty | Ade | Sam Douglas | Tim Faraday | Velibor Topic | Charles Cork | Dave Legeno | Yuri Stepanov | James Cunningham | Chuck Julian | Liam McMahon | Jason Ninh Cao | Ronald Isaac | Scott Welch | Eric Meyers | Goldie | Sorcha Cusack | Trevor Steedman | Nicola Collins | Jimmy Roussounis | Elwin 'Chopper' David | James Warren | Sid Hoare | Austin Drage | Jason Buckham | Mickey Cantwell | Teena Collins | Mickey Dee | Paul O'Boyle | Sidney Sedin | Peter Szakacs | John Taheny | Mick Theo | Andy Till | Michael Hughes | Liam Donaghy | Joe Williams | John Farnell | Shaun Pearson | Dean Smith | Roy Snell | Andrew Shield
As mentioned in my notes for THE GENTLEMEN that it made me want to revisit SNATCH. Realized that I haven’t seen that movie since the time of its release on home video! So I decided to make a little project for 2020: Twenty in Twenty. 20 movies released in 2000 I haven’t seen since around that time and/or haven’t logged here since I started officially tallying films in 2009.
Forgot a good bit of this having not seen it for almost 20 years but did recall a few choice moments and characters. Brad Pitt doesn’t have a huge role but certainly one the most memorable. Vinnie Jones is great too. Forgot when he actually gave a shit and put in the effort. Kinda wild that Statham is basically the lead here but he’s fun as anchor.
Very interesting viewing this after The Gentlemen. There’s so much energy on display. Even the deleted scenes are good.