• Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1999)

Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

Release Date: March 12th, 1999

DVD Release Date: August 31st, 1999

R |1 hr 45 min

Plot Summary

Eddy (Nick Moran) convinces three friends to pool funds for a high-stakes poker game against local crime boss Hatchet Harry (P.H. Moriarty). Harry cheats and Eddy loses, giving him a week to pay back 500,000 pounds or hand over his father's pub. Desperate, Eddy and his friends wait for their neighbors to rob some drug dealers, then rob the robbers in turn. After both thefts, the number of interested criminal parties increases, with the four friends in dangerously over their heads.

Cast: Jason Flemyng, Dexter Fletcher, Nick Moran, Jason Statham, Steven Mackintosh, Vinnie Jones, Sting , Lenny McLean

Director: Guy Ritchie

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: SKA Films, Steve Tisch Company

Distributors: Gramercy Pictures

Keywords: Underdog, London, Cheeky, Offbeat, 1990s, Escape, Father, Madcap

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    James BerardinelliReelViews

    It's a superior thriller made with the guts and gusto that too many recycled entries into the genre fail to exhibit. show more

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    [It's] like Tarantino crossed with the Marx Brothers, if Groucho had been into chopping off fingers...Fun, in a slapdash way; it has an exuberance, and in a time when movies follow formulas like zombies, it's alive. show more

  • 88
    Jami BernardNew York Daily News

    There are so many balls in the air in the cheerfully violent Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, you'll want to wear a helmet for fear they'll all come crashing down.

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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Nominated Editing
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1999)
Winner Orange Film of the Year
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1999)
Nominated Alexander Korda Award for the Outstanding British Film of the Year
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1999)