Writer-director Guy Ritchie puts a comic spin on the gangster genre with this tale of a diamond heist gone wrong. Diamond thief and courier Franky Four Fingers (Benicio Del Toro) arrives in London en route to New York to deliver a huge diamond to boss Avi (Dennis Farina). In his mission to offload small stones to Avi’s cousin, Doug ‘The Head’ (Mike Reid) and other local jewelers, he is tempted into placing a bet on an illegal boxing bout by Boris ‘The Blade’ (Rade Sherbedgia). Little does he know that Boris has set him up.
Double-crossing, double bluffing and double-dealing abound as various parties pursue personal agendas – all of them illegal. As plans go haywire and tempers fray, dogs, diamonds, mobile homes, boxers and assorted weaponry get swept up into a chaotic free-for all.
“Snatch” is raunchy, crude, profane, and violent. Well, I guess we won’t be recommending this one for family viewing. Come to think of it, why would anyone want to see a film with over 132 uses of one particular vulgar obscenity? Have we become so desensitized that we believe this amount of objectionable language doesn’t affect us? And why do today’s thespians equivocate great acting with using the F-word? Hollywood, please, enough with the gangster and the so-called “blue collar” Anglo-Saxon worker movies already. I’d love to see a film where someone doesn’t produce intestinal gas or pick his nose, let alone suffocate someone.