This year marks 20 years since the release of Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. Likewise, we’ve just passed the 18 year mark since the release of Snatch. Lock, Stock was the film to watch for Brits 20 years ago. Around the country, particularly in the South, everyone was in a quoting frenzy, whether you caught it at the cinemas or on video release.
Two years after his debut, Guy Ritchie cemented himself as Britain’s hot property film-maker. He’d essentially made two films which were the same. Snatch just also happened to be backed by the star power of Brad Pitt and Benicio Del Toro. What kind of legacy have those films left, and have they aged well?
Lock, Stock, and then Snatch as a double whammy led to something you might call Lock,