Snatch will always have a special place in my heart. I saw this when I was under a Brad Pitt craze, and all this hearing of the awesome fight scene at the end had my interest intrigued. I thought the film would be a bit different, a bit more serious and have a more linear structure but the film itself was just something totally different at the time for me. I don’t think I ever heard the term “fuck” so many times in a movie at that age but after seeing it so many times in my youth and taking a look at it today it was a different viewing experience.
The film still remains hilarious, I was afraid that the jokes might have gotten stale but not at all it’s still hilarious, maybe even funnier than the first couple of times I watched it, just my problem was, trying to understand everyone so subtitles were a must especially for Brad Pitt’s amazing performance which is a shame the Academy undermined and you get to witness one of the most evil despicable villains in the history of cinema, Brick Top.
And I honestly think this is the film that showcases Guy Ritchie’s talents the most. Here we get his trademark fast paced cuts, fast forwarded fights, and a very distinct look for the film. He doesn’t make Britiain look like a beautiful country, he makes it look like a gritty country so it doesn’t ruin the flair of the film and Ritchie was becoming more stylish and losing his identity on who he really was and Sherlock Holmes showcased a lot of Snatch’s successful elements and it was actually Ritchie returning to making quality work.
And Snatch has to have one of the most unique scripts ever, the dialogue is fantastic, it takes the whole gangster/heist genre in a direction with interesting characters. There’s actually little development but the dialogue of the script makes that little development satisfying enough to get familiar with these characters.
And if Snatch’s witty script wasn’t enough, something I never noticed the first time around except for the end fight scene was the soundtrack is purely kickass. So much great music and the music doesn’t feel forced, it feels natural and heightens the tension of the film. The end fight is more memorable with Oasis’ “Kids Fucking in the Bushes” and the chase scene, don’t know the name of the song was just fun, serious and involving all at the same time. Snatch is a film that knows how to utilize a good soundtrack and make a unique film.
Snatch is what a typical cool film is. It doesn’t try to preach anything, it’s here to tell a good story and in an involving fashion. It refuses to stoop down to cliches to entertain the audience, the film’s full of twists and turns and you never know what’s going to happen next and with a cool soundtrack like this and a cool gritty style and containing one of the best fight scenes, I don’t see how this could be considered a bad film at all. It’s a really really cool film. 8/10
Would I Recommend?
Of course I would. For those who love ensemble movies, action movies, gangster movies, and comedies this is the movie to watch. It rarely drags and entertains throughout the end. If the 12 year old in me could appreciate this film then you should be able too and like I’ve mentioned in the review, you have an awesome soundtrack to listen to and an awesome end fight so it’s basically a satisfying experience and you also get to witness one of Brad Pitt’s finest performance and one of the most ruthless villains ever. 8/10