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Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels by Guy Ritchie (Review)

Why can’t more movies like this be made?
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels - Guy Ritchie

This is my second time watching it, and it only got better. Why can’t more movies like this be made?

Incredibly droll humor with a black streak, great gunfights (like a hip John Woo), some of the coolest MTV-esque cinematography this side of The Matrix, and a plot that refuses to go from point ​“A” to point ​“B” without taking a couple detours. I’d describe it as Pulp Fiction meets Trainspotting, but that makes it sound derivative.

Four unlucky blokes end up owing 500,000 pounds to a local gangster and have a week to pay it back. A hair-brained scheme is hatched to get the money, ending up in gunfights, ganja, and accents like you wouldn’t believe.

The best thing about this film is trying to follow the different plots (at least 5 or 6) and just watching them all come together seamlessly before your eyes, with hilariously disastrous consequences.

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