# 101. IMDB Top 250 – Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

# 193.    Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
Three friends are in a bind; they owe seedy criminal and porn king “Hatchet” Harry a sizable amount of cash after Eddie loses half a million in a rigged game of poker. Hot on their tails is a guy named Big Chris who intends to send them all to the hospital if they don’t come up with the cash in the allotted time. Add into the mix an incompetent set of ganja cultivators, two dimwitted robbers, a “madman” with an afro, and a ruthless band of drug dealers. Before the boys can blink, they are caught up in a labyrinth of double-crosses that lead to a multitude of dead bodies, copious amounts of drugs, and two antique rifles.

I read about this movie before I decided to see it and everyone had hyped it up to be a Tarantino wannabe.  I am a really big fan of Tarantino but not really a big fan of Guy Ritchie so I wasn’t sure what to expect. The movie had some great performances and was entertaining (as long as you like a bit of black humor and a bit of violence). I feel though that some people might have trouble following some of the speedy conversations (thick English accents with a bit of slang). All and all it was an interesting watch.

*Looking forward to seeing what Ritchie does next with RocknRolla.


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