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Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels
Appeared at the 1999 Sundance Film Festival
Just when the gangster thriller seemed destined to expire in a hail of gunfire and clichés, Britain’s Guy Ritchie, making his directorial debut, gave the genre a sassy, sizzling and satisfying kiss of life in one of the most successful UK films in recent years. Stylishly mixing comedy and action, Ritchie tells the tale of four mates (Nick Moran, Jason Statham, Jason Flemyng and Dexter Fletcher) who run afoul of a porn kingpin (P. H. Moriarty) when they try to join a lucrative card game. Freeze frames and comic subtitles add spark and bravado.