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Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels (1998) – A Rewatched Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Simply put I consider Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels to be one of the best British films of all time and for sure one of the best films by a debut director (British or otherwise).  The script sparkles, the music so perfectly placed and the performances are committed, genuine and believable.  It’s also a LOT of fun and remains infinitely re-watchable – whether it be iconic moments like the Italian Job inspired finale or the films highly quotable script.  Beyond all that the editing & direction scream out at you in the best way possible – this is a filmmaker making a statement and the message was received loud and clear. Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels is exciting, funny, endlessly quotable and stands up to multiple repeat viewings. What more could you ask?

Best Bit: The poker game

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Buy

If You Liked this Try: Snatch, Reservoir Dogs, Layer Cake

10 out of 10 stars

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Phil Hobden

Phil Hobden is the former Film Editor & Writer for renowned martial arts focused COMBAT MAGAZINE in the UK. He is also a filmmaker in his own right, having produced two cult Independent action films in LEFT FOR DEAD and TEN DEAD MEN. He was the host for the award nominated Filmsploitation podcast for 4 years, currently co-hosts Ross And Phil Talk Movies and is a writer/editor for his own blog Phil's Quick Capsule Review...

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