Snatch (2000)

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Unscrupulous boxing promoters, violent bookmakers, a Russian gangster, incompetent amateur robbers and supposedly Jewish jewelers fight to track down a priceless stolen diamond.


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14 March 2004 | ratpac03
The way movies -should- be made.
Read this review carefully, please.

First off, Snatch is an amazing movie in every sense of the word. There are very few movies made where the director obviously did not let one FRAME onto the screen without a reason, and Snatch is one of them. Nothing happens onscreen without it having an effect on the plot.

By now you know the plot, or plots. We follow a diamond-heist and the various characters trying to get theirs, at the same time following participants in an illegal boxing ring. The incredible part of the movie is how every scene ties in with the rest somehow, every character connects with the rest at least once.

There are complaints that the movie is confusing, or muddled. There are a lot of things that they don't tell you (such as what the dog has to do with anything, but he's a VERY important character), and that's a good thing. Too many movies force feed the audience its plot points (Think The Ring vs. Ringu, did we need the "How long could you survive down there all alone?" line?). Rather, we just watch occurrences, and have to piece together what ties everything together, the plot weaves together beautifully.

The cinematography and performances are fantastic as well. Even the soundtrack is perfect. The camera style during the fight scenes (slowdown/stop/go) makes it difficult to stop watching, the sound effects fit in quietly in the background without being overwhelming. And it will be IMPOSSIBLE to watch this movie without repeating many of the lines around your friends. I found myself saying "Zee Germans" and things like "It's not like he's a set of car keys, now is it?" quite a bit. Naturally, Brad Pitt's pikey is one of the most outlandish I've ever seen.

Summary: watch the movie, and don't expect to be TOLD everything, expect to have to pay attention.

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Trivia

When Vinny and Sol are sitting outside Brick-Top's Bookies, about to give him the diamond, the man that approaches the car is not really Bullet-Tooth Tony, it was a look-alike. Vinnie Jones didn't show up for shooting that day because he was in jail for fighting the night before.


Quotes

Turkish: My name is Turkish. Funny name for an Englishman, I know. My parents to be were on the same plane when it crashed. That's how they met. They named me after the name of the plane. Not many people are named after a plane crash. That's Tommy. He tells ...


Goofs

The diamond switches back and forth between 84 and 86 karats throughout the movie.


Crazy Credits

In the opening credits, the names are shown on the surveillance screens.


Alternate Versions

UK R2 Special Edition DVD features six deleted scenes:

  • Turkish and Tommy go to a pub to meet Brick Top for the first time;
  • Sol and Vinnie try to open Franky Four Fingers' briefcase before Boris the Blade comes to pick it up. They finally get Franky to open it and he manages to get the gun Boris gave him out of it, but the gun doesn't work;
  • Errol and John (Brick Top's henchmen) go talk to Mullet to find out who robbed the bookies;
  • Bullet Tooth Tony and Avi go to Brick-Top's pub to meet him. Tony has a beef with Errol has to draw a sword to keep Brick Top's henchmen them at bay;
  • Brick Top tries to sell Avi the diamond that Sol and Vinny gave him. Avi examines the stone and immediately figures out it's a fake (the same one Lincoln tried to pawn at the beginning of the movie). He throws it into a wall, where it smashes into little pieces. Meanwhile Sol and Vinny, who are locked into Brick Top's office, keep arguing and trying to escape;
  • Vinny and Sol go to the pikeys' camp to find the dog and ask Mickey if he's seen him, but the dog's not there.


Soundtracks

Golden Brown
Written by
Hugh Cornwell, Jean-Jacques Burnel (as Jean Jacques Burnel), Jet Black (as Brian Duffy) and Dave Greenfield
Performed by The Stranglers
Courtesy of EMI Records Ltd

Storyline

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Synopsis (WARNING: Spoilers)


Genres

Comedy | Crime

Details

Release Date:

19 January 2001

Language

English, Russian


Country of Origin

UK, USA

Filming Locations

UK

Box Office

Budget:

GBP6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$27,932 10 December 2000

Gross USA:

$30,328,156

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$83,557,872

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