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Movie Review: 'Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels'

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Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
performer:
Nick Moran, Rick Moran, Jason Statham, Sting
director:
Guy Ritchie
author:
Guy Ritchie
genre:
Mystery and Thriller, Comedy

We gave it a B-

Sold short in its theatrical release last spring by being tagged Tarantino-esque, British newcomer Guy Ritchie’s cheeky, bullet-riddled melee — sparked off by four sharp-dressed lads scheming to repay a 500,000[pounds] marker — should be a hit on video. At the very least, the rewind button offers the chance to suss out the twisting plot, the motley crew of East End criminals, and the clever dialogue made all the more challenging by cockney slang. It’s not genre-defining (at this point, what could be?) but, loaded with devilishly hip camerawork and a driving soundtrack, Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels is bloody fun.