Snatch (2000)
January 10, 2023 7:27 AM - Subscribe

Illegal boxing promoter Turkish (Jason Statham) convinces gangster Brick Top (Alan Ford) to offer bets on bare-knuckle boxer Mickey (Brad Pitt) at his bookie business. When Mickey does not throw his first fight as agreed, an infuriated Brick Top demands another match. Meanwhile, gangster Frankie Four Fingers (Benicio del Toro) comes to place a bet for a friend with Brick Top's bookies, as multiple criminals converge on a stolen diamond that Frankie has come to London to sell.

Also starring Stephen Graham, Dennis Farina, Alan Ford, Vinnie Jones, Robbie Gee, Lennie James, Rade Šerbedžija, Ade, Mike Reid, Goldie.

Written and directed by Guy Ritchie.

74% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.

Currently streaming in the US on Hulu. Also available for digital rental. JustWatch listing.
posted by DirtyOldTown (11 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I do love this movie. So many brilliant moments.
posted by miss-lapin at 7:55 AM on January 10, 2023 [2 favorites]

posted by kirkaracha at 8:35 AM on January 10, 2023 [3 favorites]

For a awhile this was my favorite movie ever. Maybe still, who knows. Turkish and Tommie are such a great pairing at the middle of things, with Statham's constant expression of disbelief/disgust at every single thing... it's what makes it great. Best not to reflect on Statham or Ritchie's careers since.

Also for the rest of my life when I see the phrase "all bets are off" I think of the woman in the betting office pointing to the board behind her (and knowing which words are on which side of her head from the camera's POV lol).
posted by fleacircus at 8:45 AM on January 10, 2023 [2 favorites]

Immensely re-watchable. Guy Ritchie definitely peaked with this movie.
posted by mrphancy at 9:01 AM on January 10, 2023 [4 favorites]

agreed. my fav Ritchie movie.
posted by supermedusa at 10:17 AM on January 10, 2023

The replica scene is indeed a classic. Vinnie Jones is so great. I will probably post The Midnight Meat Train at some point.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 11:15 AM on January 10, 2023 [1 favorite]

Though it verges on dad-joke material, Dennis Farina's "What do you have to declare?" dialogue cracks me up every time.
posted by abraxasaxarba at 4:28 PM on January 10, 2023 [2 favorites]

This was big while I was in undergrad, and there was always lively debate on whether this, or lock stock and two smoking barrels, was the better movie. The consensus seemed to be whichever one you saw first, you liked better. ymmv.
posted by LegallyBread at 7:53 AM on January 11, 2023 [1 favorite]

Brad Pitt's entrance taking a dump behind a car is one of the least glamorous movie entrances ever.
Turkish: You take sugar?

Brick Top: No thank you, Turkish; I'm sweet enough.
posted by kirkaracha at 8:35 AM on January 11, 2023 [4 favorites]

It was us who wanted a caravan.
posted by Hardcore Poser at 10:02 PM on January 13, 2023

Periwinkle Blue
posted by miss-lapin at 4:50 AM on January 14, 2023

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