The X-Women

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Film Review: Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)

Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

Still Guy Ritchie's best film. Set in London, 4 guys pool their money together to gain entrance to a high stakes game to with 100,000 grand. Well when the one who plays in the game gets hustled by Harry the Hatchet and now owes half a million pounds in 7 days or all the guys will start losing appendages. So now the boys are desperate to score some cash and end up learning of a robbery of some local drug dealers and decide to rob the robbers. Throw in a cast of wild characters including Harry's own personal collector Big Chris (played by Vinnie Jones), bar owner Sting (who plays one of the guys father), a young Jason Statham, and assorted thieves, gangsters, and dope heads, and you have one of the wildest movies ever made. My favorite characters are drug dealer Rory Breaker, Big Chris, Soap, and Tom. It's one of my favorites. Loaded with tons of cool quotes and followed up by the equally great Snatch.

Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Rory Breaker: If the milk turns out to be sour, I ain't the kinda pussy to drink it.


Soap: A minute ago this was the safest job in the world. Now it's turning into a bad day in Bosnia.


Bacon: What's that?
Samoan Joe's Barman: It's a cocktail. You asked for a cocktail.
Bacon: No. I asked you to give me a refreshing drink. I wasn't expecting a fucking rainforest! You could fall in love with an orangutan in that!
Samoan Joe's Barman: You want a pint, you go to the pub.
Bacon: I thought this was a pub!
Samoan Joes Barman: It's a Samoan pub.

1 comment:

Irene Palfy said...

Great! I love Jason Flemyng!