Newest Review: ... moves seamlessly from Jewish robber to Irish gypsy with ease and appears natural in both roles. Also cast is Jason Statham as Turkish, fo... more
Stealin' Stones and Breakin' Bones
Member Name: McBeer
Advantages: Acting, Actors, Storyline
Disadvantages: none unless you're not a fan of violence and swearing
Directed by: Guy Ritchie
Written by: Guy Ritchie
Benicio Del Toro
Turkish (Jason Statham) and Tommy (Stephen Graham) enter into the vicious world of unlicensed boxing promotions with infamous Brick Top (Alan Ford). The arrangement of a typical ringside bout turns into trouble however when an unexpected problem occurs and when their boxer is beaten down. In order to resolve this Turkish and Tommy try and convince the 'pikey' (Brad Pitt) who took down their boxer to take his place in the rigged scandal, not only to fight, but to also lose.
Meanwhile while all this is taking place a diamond heist is going down. Moving from a group of robbers, to a diamond expert to a thief to a further gang and eventually to a crazy Russian arms dealer, all hell breaks loose.
Jason Statham plays the role of goody but baddy ring leader perfectly, keeping good friend Tommy out of trouble. With the look, the voice and the eyes of a scandalous wheeler dealer with attitude, Jason plays the role keeping to it throughout whilst also showing fear in certain scenes suiting the character. Alan Ford plays a great role of the notorious mob boss. While looking like more of a geeky farmer, he gets the fear and aggressiveness out straight away on screen. He plays the man not to mess with, especially as his pigs can seem pretty hungry on his farm!
The storyline itself tells the tale of two separate stories with small links. The film can jump from one to the next but it doesn't disturb the film at all. Both of these are very fun to watch keeping you on edge throughout as problems arise needing to be solved; however there is never an easy solution.
There are many scenes of violence throughout the film which some viewers may not like, but after reading the back of the DVD box I'm sure these viewers would realize to stay away.
There isn't really much bad to say about this film. Some viewers may not like the violence, but it is intentionally a violent film. I must admit there is a lot of swearing but this is all part of the acts from mobsters to gangsters to Russian arms dealers. Overall I don't think I can fault the film.
It's one of my favourite action films. Whilst its full of the typical violence, swearing and general shoot outs it's also got a lot of comedy to it which fits in perfectly. I enjoy the very believable acting as well as the storyline throughout. The swearing doesn't bother me as it isn't something I would worry about and I seem to think it fits in with character. Overall a definite recommendation.
Summary: Guy Ritchie's done it again!