Number of Times Seen – 2 (11 Nov 2001 and 5 Oct 2014)
Brief Synopsis – A story about a bunch of bumbling criminals trying to all get their hands on a stolen diamond.
My Take on it – There have been many stories posted online about stupid criminals, but this movie takes the cake in the level of absurd criminal minds.
Supposedly, director Guy Ritchie “borrowed” many of the stupid things that real criminals have done and used them to craft this interesting crime thriller that makes you laugh so hard as the stupidity of it all.
After the success of Ritchie’s previous crime thriller Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998) two years earlier, so many famous actors wanted to be a part of his next endeavor. The cast list is a quick who’s who of British actors who play criminals well (with a few American’s thrown in as a bonus.)
Brad Pitt apparently lobbied Ritchie in order to get a role in this movie.
The story is fun but can be slightly confusing because so much happens all at once. You will have mixed emotions watching this because you will be amazed at the stupidity of the characters, but it’s written so well that you stay very interested in what will happen.
Bottom Line – Fun crime thriller that has some of the stupidest criminals you’ve ever seen. It’s fast paced action is interesting to watch but also can be confusing if you aren’t paying full attention. This was Guy Ritchie’s second hit in a row in this genre. Recommended!
Rating – Globe Worthy
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