Amazing Artistry WITHOUT the Blood and Gore, as Many Presume
"Snatch" is a film directed and written by Guy Ritchie, famous for other such works as "Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels," (1998) as well as "RocknRolla" (2008). It was released in the USA in January of 2001. "Snatch" is a classic tale of man vs. man vs. more men vs. Russian (vs. pigs). The main protagonist (though the story takes many branches along the way) is a man by the name of Turkish. His life has always been on the wrong side of gambles, and now he is presented with what seems a simple task: have a fighter go down in the fourth round during an illegal, underground boxing match. However, when his fighter is knocked-out cold while pursuing a new caravan for the "headquarters" (if you will), Turkish's plans become significantly more challenging. In another part of London, away from the Pikey Gypsy camp, a group of jewelers/thugs discover an 86 carat diamond, which more than a couple people seek, some of who are: Boris "The Blade" (a.k.a Boris "The Bullet Dodger"), Avi, Bullet Tooth Tony, and Franky Four Fingers (just to name a few).
"Snatch" is truly a delightful film, full of wonderful artistry, character interplay, and plot development. The cinematography is beautiful, under the expertise direction of Mr. Ritchie. While the language is a bit coarse, it hardly detracts from the overall effect the movie has on an audience. Ritchie also presents violence in an interesting manner: nearly all of it is unseen, performed off-screen. Only a handful scenes contain actual blood in them; everything else is insinuated as violence, but never actually shown.
A promising film, truly great for all ages that can handle the coarse language. A must see!