LOCK, STOCK AND TWO SMOKING BARRELS
|Starring||Jason Statham, Vinnie Jones, Jason Flemyng|
18 and up; Children 6 and up will be allowed only with a parent guardian. No children under the age of 6 will be allowed.
They lost half a million at cards, but they've still got a few tricks up their sleeves.
Friends, thugs, weed-growers, hard gangsters, loan sharks, and debt collectors collide in Guy Ritchie’s feature-length debut about a group of friends who decide to rob a small-time gang to pay off a high stakes card game debt.
LOCK, STOCK brought us street hustling merchant/Olympic diver Jason Statham and international footballer Vinnie Jones to the big screen for the first time in what has been referred to as the best British crime movie since The Long Good Friday. Dripping with style and confidence, Ritchie’s action-comedy crime caper is like a high-octane Pulp Fiction with twice the laughs. The intricate plot will bob and weave with its botched jobs and double crosses until there’s no money and no weed and everything has been replaced by a pile of corpses.
Ritchie wasn’t always a style over substance filmmaker, and before things got SWEPT AWAY, he managed to find a balance in the poetry of violence, clever plots, and slick dialogue. There was once a time when the name Guy Ritchie engendered a sense of excitement, and this is the movie that started it all. (Greg MacLennan)