British Gangster Movie #8
Synopsis: It’s 107 minutes of brutal violence and strange insults uttered in impenetrable Cockney accents.
Blurb From the VHS Jacket: “a disgrace to criminals everywhere.”
What Did I Learn?: If you’re going to grow – and sell – large quantities of dope in your apartment, you probably shouldn’t buy a big bag of fertilizer when you go out shopping for a money-counter, and you probably need something more substantial for protection than an air rifle.
You Might Like This Movie If: You know that even antique shotguns can be rather dangerous.
Really?: So, one of the boys has an amazing ability to “read” people’s faces, and he gets conned in a crooked card game. Funny how this talent is never once used, and the boys never find out it was all fixed.
Rating: Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels is a rollicking, and surprisingly funny low-budget gangster film with a clever script and some nice performances. Watch for Sting in a small role. Highly recommended. 9/10 stars.