After seven years in solitary, Jake Green is released from prison. In the next two years, he amasses a lot of money by gambling. He’s ready to seek his revenge on Dorothy (Mr. D) Macha, a violence-prone casino owner who sent Jake to prison. He humiliates Macha in front of Macha’s lieutenants, leaves, and keels over. Doctors tell him he has a rare disease and will die in three days; Macha also puts a hit out on him. Loan sharks, Zack and Avi, demand Jake’s cash and complete fealty in return for protection. Jake complies, and through narration and flashbacks, we watch him through at least three days of schemes, danger, and redemption. Who is his greatest enemy? —IMDb
Though he may have enjoyed cultivating his image as a bad boy from the wrong side of the tracks, British filmmaker Guy Ritchie roots were steeped in England’s upper class. Nonetheless, Ritchie directed some of the most stylish caper comedies about blue collar thugs and other lower class misfits ever to emerge from his native land. Starting with “Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels” (1999), the director arrived onto the filmmaking landscape with a unique twist on an old genre that gainfully employed flashy camera moves, punchy dialogue tinged with thick Cockney accents, and a seemingly endless series of double-crosses that landed a motley crew of East End thugs in more trouble than they ever wanted. Ritchie built on the attention he received from “Lock, Stock” with a second London crime saga, “Snatch” (2000), which some complained was nothing more than a variation on his previous film. Though he temporarily became a laughingstock – along with his pop megastar wife, Madonna – for their… read more
Unfortunately the script is not very cohesive in certain parts. However I enjoyed the movie. Jason Statham is not your typical bad ass( that you have to love if you're his fan), but his character and all the "mess" around him is just awesome. The Elevator scene is just something else
« Se c'è una cosa che ho imparato negli ultimi sette anni è che in ogni partita, in ogni truffa, ci sono sempre un avversario e una vittima. Il trucco è di sapere quando sei la vittima per poter diventare tu l'avversario. Il film segue le vicende a Las Vegas di Jake Green (Jason Statham), uno scaltro ma tormentato giocatore d'azzardo alle prese con un violento boss, Dorothy Macha (Ray Liotta).