Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels Synopsis
London pals (Jason Flemyng, Dexter Fletcher, Nick Moran) owe a huge sum, betting on cards.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
A dynamite bundle from British writer-director Guy Ritchie. Even when the accents are as indecipherable as the plot, Ritchie keeps the...
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88

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
It's a superior thriller made with the guts and gusto that too many recycled entries into the genre fail to exhibit.
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88

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
There are so many balls in the air in the cheerfully violent Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, you'll want to wear a helmet for fear...
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75

San Francisco Examiner

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Flawed but scrappy, confusing yet exhilarating, the Brit-made Lock, Stock is far from a perfect movie. And it's not for anyone squeamish...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Bob Graham
If the dialect is hard to comprehend, that soon becomes part of the joke. It's unlikely that even the British audiences who made Lock,...
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
[It's] like Tarantino crossed with the Marx Brothers, if Groucho had been into chopping off fingers...Fun, in a slapdash way; it has an...
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75

Chicago Tribune

By John Petrakis
Plenty of fun, less for its many plot twists than for its large and varied assortment of vibrant characters. [12 Mar 1999]
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The film's lures, while undeniable, are synthetic, and we never do learn what fuels all the greed besides pints of beer.
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63

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
The best one can say is that it's a smart cartoon, and a fairly exhausting viewing experience.
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63

USA Today

By Mike Clark
A half-funny, half-ugly comedy about underworld ineptitude. [5 Mar 1999]
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Five Word Review

By BC1
Energetic stylish gambling sting Entertaining...

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Rated R | For Sexuality, Pervasive Language, Drug Content and Strong Violence
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Common Sense Media says Iffy for 16+ Fast-paced romp has violence, gangsters, drugs.
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