Owen Gleiberman
January 26, 2001 AT 05:00 AM EST

‘Snatch’

Dark comedy directed by Madonna‘s hubby, Guy Ritchie, opening Jan. 19

Byzantine plot involves a mutilated body.

In nearly every scene, greasy-haired Brad Pitt mutters incoherently.

Benicio Del Toro disguised as a pistol-whipping Hasidic Jew

Role for director’s wife: Soundtrack features Madonna’s ”Lucky Star.”

‘The Pledge’

Dark drama directed by Madonna’s ex-hubby, Sean Penn, opening Jan. 19

Byzantine plot involves a mutilated body.

In a crucial scene, thin-haired Jack Nicholson mutters incoherently.

Benicio Del Toro plays a mentally challenged Native American.

Role for director’s wife: Robin Wright Penn, as a gal down on her luck, stars.

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