Abstruse mix of black comedy and crime thriller. Much comic violence!
"Sn*tch" is a black comedy by Guy Ritchie released in 2000.
What to expect when watching a movie like this?
It is hard to tell, since there hardly has been a movie like "Sn*tch" before.
Often compared to "Pulp Fiction" and "Trainspotting", "Sn*tch" has something new that has not been in its inofficial idols, in other words: it is NOT a cheap ripoff. "Sn*tch" is filled with abstruse humour and dark comedy, and with unforgettable characters. There hardly is a plot, the whole movie evolves around its many protagonists and their relationships with each other. But you also should not expect a laugh-out-loud comedy, as much as you shouldn't expect a pure crime thriller.
This is a movie like-it-or-not, with excellent cast and dialogues, but also featuring a very unique editing and filming style - and very grotesque sitautions. It surely isn't a movie for everyone, but it IS brilliant and it IS outstanding, and as such should be seen by everyone - even though it is clear that not everyone will acclaim.
(SPOILERS may follow:)
The movie has strong violence, but it is almost always comical.
A man shoots himself in the head and blood and matter splatters onto a wall.
An arm is chopped off (we see a man holding the severed arm).
Boxing fights end up blooy with clearly visible wounds, but it is in a boxing match only.
We briefly a bloody dead dog. From a distance, and we don't know why he is dead. In the next scene we see a dog in a cage, and a man hits him with a stick repeatenly (the impact is off-screen, it is not as brutal as it sounds).
One character is a psychopath that chops up corpses and feeds them to his pigs. This is never shown or done, but is discussed several times.
A man is stitched with a knife (blood is on his hand).
A man is shot seven times, but survives, and blood spurts out of his mouth.
A man is run over by a car. In this car accident, a man in the car is impaled by a sword.
A man plans on killing a dog with a knife, thinking it has eaten a diamond, but stops when figuring out it hasn't.
Several people are threatened, shot, or killed off-screen.
There is some blood.
Anyhow, the movie's tone is very comical and grotesque, taking quite a lot of the intensity.
There is a brief scene including two topless women.
The language is very strong - featuring 159 uses of the f-word, and 3 uses of c**t. Several racist terms.
The violence may be too much for younger viewers, but teenagers around 15 should handle it.
(@Common Sense Media: It took me quite a long time figuring out why CSM said I used bad language. And if wouldn't have read the other reviews, I wouldn't even know by now. Thanks, LightenUp. I mean it is okay if you don't want the word written in it, but please could you write that in your review? I mean, it possibly would have taken me another hour of editing until I figured out what was wrong with my review.)
This title contains:
Violence & scariness