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Parents' Guide to

Snatch

By M. Faust, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Dark crime comedy has graphic violence, language.

Movie R 2002 102 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 16+

Based on 10 parent reviews

age 18+

Dark Action Comedy

Snatch is one hell of a ride laden with snappy pacing and darkly hilarious dialogue. The timing and comedic pacing are among the best I have seen in films of this kind, with one interwoven set of characters and story blending seamlessly into another. The movie well made, acted and directed and is thoroughly entertaining. However, due to the frequent graphic violence and language this film is best saved for an exclusively adult audience. The film is not serious and the violence and language contribute to the overall comedic effect, but may still be too much for those under 18 or simply oversensitive to adult content.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 18+

Graphic film;good enough?

R: graphic intense sequences of violence, nude and strong language

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (10 ):
Kids say (16 ):

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.

Movie Details

  • In theaters: October 17, 2002
  • On DVD or streaming: October 17, 2002
  • Cast: Benicio Del Toro , Brad Pitt , Vinnie Jones
  • Director: Guy Ritchie
  • Inclusion Information: Latino actors
  • Studio: Sony Pictures
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Run time: 102 minutes
  • MPAA rating: R
  • MPAA explanation: strong violence, language and nudity
  • Last updated: September 6, 2023

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