Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)

Welcome to London basin of gravy! And everything that comes with it. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels is Guy Ritchie’s first feature length film that is essentially the British Reservoir Dogs. Instead of methodical wise-guys in suits, we’re presented with chaotic geezers, and instead of a bank robbery we’re flown through deal after deal and disaster after disaster. With a bunch of cockney slang to help us along!

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Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (dir. Guy Ritchie, DOP Tim Maurice-Jones)

Along with a creative style, great dialogue and interesting characters (though lacking some depth), Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels is  a refreshing take on the gangster genre and an excellent insight into a different world of crime. Though it loses it’s flow here and there, the movie’s pace and ease to follow should be praised. It’s impossible to describe the plot to a china plate, but a pleasure to sit through.

The Podfather Score: 7.5/10

– A.A

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