Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
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Streetwise charmer and cardshark Eddy (Nick Moran) walks into the biggest card game of his life carrying a stake backed by the life-savings of his three best mates, Tom (Jason Flemyng), Bacon (Jason Statham) and Soap (Dexter Fletcher). Eddy is the sharpest player on the circuit but the game is a set-up, and Eddy leaves owing the underworld boss "Hatchet" Harry (P.H. Moriarty) half a million. Harry gives Eddy a week to come up with the money before he starts taking fingers as collateral. Eddy's dad, JD (Sting) can cancel the debt by handing over his bar, lock, stock and barrel to his old adversary, Harry. JD refuses to give in, feeling his street-tough son can get himself out of his own messes. So, while Harry sends a couple of petty crooks to steal a pair of antique shotguns to add to his collection, Eddy and his mates plan a caper that will enable them to pay off Harry and make out like bandits! In a comedy of errors, and a helter-skelter ride through London's gangland, the guns, cash, drugs and identities become all mixed up as a full complement of London's lowlife get involved in a melee which even all their menace can't handle. Full of energy and surprising twists at every turn, it's a rollicking comedy that has it all, "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels."
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 59
- Fresh: 45
- Rotten: 14
- Average Rating: 6.8/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: The punchy little flourishes that load this English gangster film with attitude are perfectly welcome, because there's no honest, substantial part of the movie they can hurt.
Fresh: The film's lures, while undeniable, are synthetic, and we never do learn what fuels all the greed besides pints of beer.
Fresh: Even when the accents are as indecipherable as the plot, Ritchie keeps the action percolating and the humor on high.
Rotten: We've heard it all before, and usually with a slightly more comprehensible accent.
CLASSIC BRITISH COMEDY! ONE OF MY FAVOURITES
This is a great film. Very stylistic and classic british humour make this a very unique movie. Hugely entertaining! Also has been a launching pad for Jason Statham who is now very well known. All round this is a 5 star film (just mind the language, violence and adult themes). Enjoy!
This movie is about fun. The characters are interesting and fun to watch, the plot is fun and funny. It has all the goodness needed to be a great movie....and it is.
Guy Ritchie has come out with two great films (this and Snatch, Revolver was okay :/), but this movie is a must buy. Simple yet amazing plot, good acting, and an absolutely amazing script. If you haven't seen this movie before, I know this is just a review, but this is a must get honestly! I can't describe in words how awesome this movie is! (BUY IT NOW!)
- Genre: Action & Adventure
- Released: 1999
- © 1998 Universal Pictures International. All Rights Reserved.