Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

I recently bought this film on DVD for cheap and thought i'd give it a watch since i had nothing else to do, i was pleasantly surprised by this film. I presumed it would just be a mostly plot less sequence of gun fights and cockney accents, but in addition to that there was a fairly compelling plot line and likable characters.

The film starts with 4 Friends, Bacon, Soap, Tom and Eddy who come up with £100,000 to play a three card brag game with self proclaimed porn king Harry 'The Hatchet' Lonsdale, who once beat a man to death with a 15inch black dildo. Eddy is a brilliant card player, and so Harry fixes the match to prevent losing, Harry demands that he is paid £500,000 within a week, for everyday he is late Harry will take a finger from each of the 4, until there are no fingers left and they will be killed. 

Without spoiling anymore of the plot, what follows is a series of extreme violence, kidnapping, murder, extortion, robbery, and a flurry of angry cockneys. 

If you have a few hours spare one night, i urge you to watch this film, with such acting talent as Jason Statham and Vinnie Jones in the roles of hapless one-time criminals and hardened debt collectors, in addition to almost none stop murdering and gang wars, this film is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat throughout, and even more so with the literal cliff hanger ending. 

Edit: I cant seem to add any images right now, so please excuse that

38 comments:

  1. I have yet to see this film. I really would like to see it one of these days.

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  2. "Without spoiling anymore of the plot, what follows is a series of extreme violence, kidnapping, murder, extortion, robbery, and a flurry of angry cockneys." - sounds like something I've gotta watch!

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  3. Do they sell this at best buy? I might have to pick it up.

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  4. great movie and since you liked this you will definitely enjoy "snatch" which is from the same director (when he was still making great movies). Nice post mate, keep it up!

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  5. We do like us some Jason Statham any time!

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  6. Classic film, absolutely love it ;D

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  7. Going to go see if I can rent this :P

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  8. Was on TV last night. An absolute classic!

    "Gary, if you can hear me, get back in the car now mate!".......doesn't really work without the accent.

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  9. I read few of your writes-ups.I thought it was great.So I thought I would add you as a friend so that we can read each others work. Hope you have a great day.

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  10. Love this film! Was on tv the other day! :D

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  11. Good movie and was made into a TV series aswell.

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  12. Jason Stateham is a really good actor.
    I like him because he does ALL of his own stunt, pretty cool he does some crazy stuff.
    May check this out.

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  13. Sounds like a decent plot, of what you revealed :) folllowed

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  14. Added to my "to watch" list!

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  15. Awesome film,its one of my favorite :-)
    followed =P

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  17. lol i may have to check this our XD

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  18. i've heard a lot about it but I never got around to watching it.

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  19. It's a good film. I haven't seen it for a while and should check it out again.

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  20. Pretty sweet man, I'm gonna have to check this one out.

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  21. Sounds interesting...

    And it's good to know that I'm not the only one that was having image uploading dilemmas...

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  22. This movie is absolutely awesome. Another film in the same vein is Layer Cake, not quite as good, but still enjoyable.

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  23. I need to make a list of films to watch

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  24. This guy made snatch so I have to watch this movie, it sounds awesome

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  25. Loved this movie, just awesome.

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  26. Doesn't sound like much of a plot but does sound amusing XD Might check it out when i have spare time

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  27. Its one of the best movies i'v ever seen.

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  28. One of my favs. You can use the edit html to upload pics, I had the same problem.

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  29. One of my favourite, watch In brugii !!

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  30. barrel is one of my favorite movies!

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  31. One of those movies you just don't think will be good but ends up being a mind bender! Do not watch it stoned.. it wont make sense...

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