Snatch

Guy Ritchie's `Snatch', is a hilarious look into the world of a small known `businessman' and his partner, slugging it out with a big-time criminal mastermind who always gets his way. This compelling new age flick, has all the right ingredients to what makes a great, black farce film, which is exactly what it is.


The story starts with the robbery of an eighty-six carat diamond. This leads to the introduction of some of Britain's underground gangsters. The hunt for the diamond is on, with a little illegal boxing, gambling and a bunch of Pikeys (Gypsies) on the side. As you watch the multi-plot structures, and the movies black humour combine, you will be truly fascinating by the way the characters handle such occurrences.


 The frantic paced camerawork enables the audience to feel enthralled in the movies twists and turns.


A range of characters in the movie intersect theirs paths with others. This leads to the sub-narrative threads being linked together into a firm ball of fun and laughter. Through the inclusion of devices such as split screens and a '1980's British Pop' sounding soundtrack, Ritchie has managed to incorporated sequences including decades of cinematic style and cultural differences.


Although it is hard to pin point a particular character to take the part of the main, from an observer's point of view it would be Turkish and his side kick Tommy. Some of the best scenes in the movie are between the strained relationship of Turkish and Tommy as they try to avoid becoming a meal for the pigs. At the same time, Turkish is trying to control the unpredictable Pickey, Mickey (Brad Pitt) to do as he is told. As the story unravels, it takes twists and turn that prove to be lethal and leave you praying that you are never faced with a similar situation.


Ritchie's endless energy in this film makes `Snatch' a must see. One hundred and three minutes of twists and turns that will leave you wanting to watch it repeatedly, incase you missed any of the minor details. A movie that has made its mark for incredible acting, and insightful directing.