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If Guy Ritchie’s talent-less cousin made a student film…
The poster. The synopsis. The high user rating. Even a few familiar faces. All signs pointed towards a clever, fun, dryly-comedic English indie crime film in the vein of Layer Cake, In Bruges and Snatch. Needless to say I was in and looking forward to watching this film. And once the credits rolled, I was compelled to write a review.
Compelled isn’t the right word… Browbeaten is more accurate. I tried, I truly did, but by the end I was literally angry I had been tricked into finishing this film. The 93 min run-time felt closer to 150, and I was forced several times to pause and double check the 7.9 IMDb rating. Really?
Clearly, young “Writer/Director” Savvas D. Michael’s household VCR had a broken eject button, and Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels was the sole VHS trapped inside.. There are worse films to shamelessly steal from… I mean pay “homage” to but you need raw Tarantino-esque talent to make it fresh or even moderately enjoyable. Imagine an accountant who saw a Van Gogh and said, “that’s not so hard,” proceeding to recreate Starry Night using an algorithm.
And that is what Smoking Guns ultimately is: The worn-out “Lock Stock” VHS trapped inside Michael’s VCR. Drained of quality and thread bare. The film misses the mark on so many levels that if you have seen ANY other film in this genre, you find yourself reminiscing during this joyless, heavy-handed trudge. For someone who clearly idolized Ritchie, it’s surprising how he managed to remove all the elements that made his films fun and original, and Michael just.. tries.. toooo… haaard.
Frenetic camera movement and frame-rate manipulation is replaced by static shots and the occasional pan. Attempts at nonlinear narratives feel forced with no payoff. The acting ranges from melodrama to wooden to community theater and no one is enjoying themselves; don’t expect any Statham off-beat comedic wit. Instead of enhancing visuals and upping the drama, music is used in pedestrian ways. And most importantly, ANY attempt at humor or tension (essential and defining characteristics of the genre) is so contrived that you can practically see flashing arrows reading “Stressful situation here” or “This is funny.”
You would be better served revisiting any of the genre films listed above, or if you need a horse racing fix, check out the short-lived but incredible HBO series “Luck.” Better still just watch The Sting and pretend they have British accents. Because you’re better off with the “idea” of what this movie could be, instead of what it really is.
All or nuffing, baby.
Smoking Guns is an enjoyable gambling flick, lots of laughs.
It doesn’t have any name actors or even really a standout performance, but all the characters likable enough. A quality cinematic style present, accompanied by a decent soundtrack and inner monologue. Will be interested in checking out Michael’s future projects. The card game which has nothing to do with our main characters, the highlight. Doesn’t have a grandiose ending, Jack wins his long odds 3 leg multi, but we don’t see how the situation unfolds.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 33 min (93 min) (approx)
Rated Not Rated
Genre Comedy, Crime, Drama
Director Savvas D. Michael
Writer Savvas D. Michael
Actors Tommy O’Neill, Daniel Caltagirone, Andreas Karras
Country United Kingdom
Awards 5 wins & 2 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix N/A
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Film Length N/A
Negative Format N/A
Cinematographic Process N/A
Printed Film Format N/A