Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

A black crime comedy. Four British lads scrape together some money to 'clean up' at a poker game. That plan backfires badly and they end up deep in the red with one week to go. The debt collector is pretty violent, so the desperate boys hatch plan B, to rip off the drug dealers next door, who are planning on ripping off their suppliers. Expect lots of plot twists and implied violence, all done with style. The critical reviews have been mixed, which may be a cultural thing.

105 minutes.
Comedy, Crime, Thriller
There ain
There ain't no jokers in this deck!


Jason Flemyng, Dexter Fletcher, Nick Moran, Jason Statham, Steven Mackintosh, Vinnie Jones, Sting
Guy Ritchie
ScreenplayGuy Ritchie
MusicDavid A. Hughes, John Murphy
CinematographyTim Maurice-Jones
Sound formatsDolby Digital
Made in1998
Produced bySteve Tisch Company, SKA Films, Handmade Films Ltd.

Official Site


Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus
Derek Wilsons
Cape Argus
Adrian Monteath
The Cape Times
Jeremy Dowson
The Star
Joanna Walus
Die Burger
Gabriël Botma
TV3 Screenplay
Barry Ronge
eye Weekly
Box Office
Ray Greene
Rough Cut
Spencer H. Abbott
Film Review
Peter Griffiths

What the People say

1050 Netizens

Average .. 68%


Visitor Ratings

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Isma Manitsa 16
Bonnie Newby 18
Francois 18
Clair Wright 18
Leon Treurnich 16
Robert Haynes 14
Michael Saunders 20
Mark Chivers 20
Chris Coughlan 20
Jackie Smith 20
Mathew Davies 20
Will Smith 20
Geza Berecz 20
Henry Chen 20
Henry Chen 20

Average .. 93%


Visitor Comments

Karen Mc Nicholas: A bit like Pulp Fiction, but still brill!

Isma Manitsa: Most entertaining if you're in a whacky mood.

Bonnie Newby: Wickedly entertaining.

Francois: It's a mix between 'reservoire dog's' and 'Train spotting'.

Clair Wright: I loved it...it's been emotional.

Leon Treurnich: British humour applied to the now much copied Tarantino style, with excellent results.

Robert Haynes: Not a bad little mix of British sarcasm and nineties flash. Cleverly scripted and edgy performances made this one worthwhile.

Michael Saunders: One of the best films ever made. An amazing awesome pumping powerhouse of a movie.

Mark Chivers: Joint best film of all time with 'Withnail and I', all 'Star Wars' films and 'Apocalypse Now' - Better than smelly American Tarantino trash - this is pure art! English gangsters kick Resevoir Dog's a*ses!

Chris Coughlan: Bloody Ripper.

Mathew Davies: This film was the best, is the best and the best there ever will be. Superb

Geza Berecz: Much-much better than Pulp Fiction! Besides Fight Club was one of the best movies I've seen for years.

Henry Chen: This is the best movie ever! All the scenes are well made and it's a perfect cast.

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