A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
No positive messages in this cynical noir tale.
Positive Role Models
No positive role models.
Violence & Scariness
Violence, darkly comic and otherwise, is in nearly every scene. Death by firearms, by plastic bag asphyxiation. Suicide by gun to head. Character hit by a car. Car accidents. Violent bare-knuckle boxing matches. Dogs attack characters. One of the lead characters feeds the chopped-up pieces of those he has recently had killed to pigs. As they suspect that a dog has swallowed an expensive diamond, characters discuss opening up the dog with a knife and removing the diamond. Characters hit with bats, knocked out.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
A brief scene in a bar includes topless dancers. A deck of playing cards with photos of bare-breasted women is seen.
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Constant profanity. "F--k" and variations regularly used. "C--t," "bastard," "hell," "Jesus." Homophobic slur used. Ethnic slurs used. UK slang terms for male genitalia.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Alcohol drinking. Cigar and cigarette smoking. Characters drink vodka and beer. During a wake, characters are shown drinking to excess, including one of the lead characters, who acts surly and violent before passing out. He's shown the next day to be extremely hungover.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Snatch is a 2000 dark crime comedy directed by Guy Richie. Violence, darkly comic or otherwise, is a feature in almost every scene. Characters are killed through firearm violence, plastic bag asphyxiation. Bare-knuckle boxing scenes are extended, violent, and bloody. All of the characters are gangsters and criminals, most of whom drink, smoke, swear, and brawl on a continual basis. Characters use frequent racial, ethnic, and religious slurs. In this criminal world, the issue of law is nonexistent. "F--k" frequently used; "motherf--ker" and "c--t" also used. A brief scene in a bar includes topless dancers. A deck of playing cards with photos of bare-breasted women is seen. When it's believed that the dog in the room has swallowed the missing diamond, characters suggest opening up the dog with a knife in order to find the diamond. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
It would probably take two or three viewings to work out all the plot twists of Snatch. Actually, it's to the credit of writer-director Guy Ritchie that these tangled relationships are as clear as they are. But plot isn't what this movie is about. Mixing Damon Runyon's love of lowlife lingo ("Who took the jam out of your doughnut?") with a bit of Tarantino-ish violence, the plot is just a frame for a gallery of eccentric characters, lively dialogue, and offbeat situations.
The ensemble cast provides many delightful characterizations, including British comic Alan Ford as crime boss Brick Top and Brad Pitt as an Irish gypsy with an accent so thick that no one can understand anything he says. Energetic as it is, Snatch isn't for all tastes. The incessant violence will bother some viewers, particularly a few scenes that cross the line from comical to nasty.
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