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The director of Snatch, Guy Ritchie, is famous for two things, marrying Madonna in a Scottish Castle, and making a strikingly different film called, Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. Apparently, he has run out of ideas.  His new film, Snatch, while not exactly a remake, is a strikingly similar film.  This doesn't mean that it's a bad movie. It's quite entertaining but the shock value of Ritchie's unique film-making style is gone.  In this new movie, we find two small-time boxing promoters  (Jason Staham and Stephen Graham) getting pulled into a world of hurt when they do a deal to fix a fight with another promoter (Alan Ford).  Their fighter is knocked out of action and then replaced by a gypsy (Brad Pitt) who refuses to throw the fight.  Meanwhile, a thief (Benicio Del Toro) steals a huge diamond for his American cousin (Dennis Farina) but loses it.  Most of the London underworld then tries to find the diamond while killing each other.  Oh ya. And there's a dog. The diamond, boxing and dog stories intertwine endlessly.  If you saw  Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels then you get the picture.  The plot of Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, even though it had a similar mix of subplots, wildly spiraling together, had a better, stronger focus.  Everyone is good in Snatch and many of the actors will look familiar as they also appeared in the first film.  The type of character seen in Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels is prevalent here too.  Almost everyone is happily spreading mayhem wherever they go.  Brad Pitt does a very funny turn as the Gypsy boxer who speaks with a completely indecipherable accent.  He even has a dialect coach listed in the credits.  Benicio Del Toro, who has three films playing at the same time (Snatch, The Pledge, and Traffic), doesn't get to do much.  But Farina, Ford, Vinnie Jones, Rade Serbedzija and Mike Reid chew the scenery with wild abandon as Cousin Avi, Brick Top, Bullet Tooth Tony, Boris the Blade and Doug the Head.  There is a huge amount of violence in Snatch, delivered, if I may say, in the least nasty way possible. Audiences will accept the murder of any number of villains and hapless innocents but they won't sit still for killing one dog or rabbit.  Isn't this always the way?  In recent times, only Steven Spielberg in Lost World has had the nerve to kill a dog.  I think it's because we are all suffering from post traumatic stress syndrome from seeing Old Yeller when we were kids.  Anyway, Snatch has a wild energy from first to last which makes it fun to watch.