genius too strong an adjective to describe Snatch? I
don't think so. What an intelligent piece of collaborative
work. The audience is catapulted through this masterpiece relentlessly.
Lightning quick shifts, ominous underlying violence and many
hearty giggles from the beginning straight to the end
await you. British maestro, writer/director, Guy Ritchie ( his
first feature was that super Lock, Stock and Two Smoking
Barrels) is an immense talent who has, once again,
has brought to our shores one of the most original and refreshing
films of our time.
story goes...There's been a heist of an eighty-six carat diamond...Franky
Four Fingers (Benicio "Come
on man! Don't three freakin' movies out at once mean I can
at least smoke in here? Christ!" Del Toro) is
the lead bad- guy- robber man. Now he's in charge of bringing
the multiple carats to the Jewish launderette. But
before he heads to the the stolen goods wash-n-sell, he needs
to make a quick pit stop in London...
well informed of FFF's arrival and the web is strung. Boris
the Blade is ready for the sharp- dressed- digit- missing-mutli
lingual chap. Boris' mission? Get that diamond from Franky!
Hmm. Franky's tough. Franky's mean. Franky's not going down
easy. What's his weakness? Fine clothes? A good cigar? Chit
chat on precious stones of the Aztecs? Noop. But Boris knows.
we start to understand the plights of our narrator, a man
named Turkish (Jason Stathamyes, he played Bacon
in director Rictchie's other masterpiece Lock Stock and
Two Smoking Barrels). He's a pretty straight arrow in
the boomerang business of promotions and gamblings. His partner
Tommy is about to make a faux pas so terrible, their
days of roasting sausages happily in a grill next to their
filthy boxing ring may come crashing to an end. A smelly
pig pen of an end...
the rooter of all Turkish's troubles, a man named Brick Top
(Alan "Austin Powers chompers" Ford). Bricky wants
a favor...Brick's running an illegal boxing match and wants
to use one of Turk's guys. You don't want to be mixed up with
this Black Top, er, Brick Top guy. Think dying at the hands
of rabid pigs starved till human meat looks like banana
sundaes with extra fudge..A fantastic villain.
Enter a few guys (Robbie Gee, Lennie James, and Ade) just eeking
by. Till Boris strikes up a deal with them. All they
have to do is get the briefcase Franky Four Fingers has bolted
to his arm...bring it to Boris and they get their dough...
me so far? Okay, next let's just say Turkish's fore mentioned
partner loses the boxer evil psycho Brick Top's counting (and
betting heavy bacon bits) on...Enter a "Piker"
named Mickey. Piker appears to be the Queen's Land's
slang for white- trash- trailer- park-folk- that live like gypsy's
and speak in a brogue meant to daze and confuse their prey.
this? Where's Franky? Franky's been seen at the jewelers.
He was seen at the tailor's (and let me just aside
a moment with what fun it is watching actor Del Toro get fitted
for several outfits-it was like a virgin's dirty dream
that man can wear clothes she said wiping the
droplets of sweat from her forehead). That's it! New Yorker,
cousin Avi's (a hysterical Dennis Farina), jumping
the pond he's very concerned about Franky and his briefcase,
cousin Avi can not locate FFF. He calls in a friend, Bullet
Tooth (Vinnie -nice and tall. A true manyumsicle- Jones).
Bullet's got a bone to pick with just about everyone. If Franky's
alive he'll find 'im.
the gist? Snatch is a wholly different, fast paced
manfest extravaganza. It's a fun frolicking gangster movie..if
Pitt's body is even buffer than in Fight
Club. How can that be? This guy is a baker's dozen
of Krispy Kreme sensations. Yum-o-rama. He's such a phenomenal,
exciting actor. You never know what he's going to bring
to the screen!
Del Toro finally shows his studmuffin physique again
feared to be a distant memory after the recent rotunda role
of Javier .( A friend thought I
needed therapy when I insisted he truly was an attractive,
intelligent, literate guy) You'll be seeing a lot more of
this guy. He's an intense talent who's time has finally come.
the boys were polished and exact. A real treat at
the movies! On the way out I asked if I could please pay again
so they'd keep bringing in movies this goodthey
Get out and see this one. Maybe twice!
site -> HERE
recommendation: Cuban sandwiches they've got three
kinds of pork! And milk.
Jason Stratham, Vinnie Jones, Benicio Del Toro, Dennis
Farina, Brad Pitt Robbie Gee, Lennie James, Ade, and Alan
by: Guy Ritchie