The movie is a long due for me but today I watch it and agree with the popular opinion that it’s a finest sleek and spicy entertainer made by writer-director Guy Ritchie. From the beginning intro of all ensemble cast/characters to the unusual end it gives me enough “Ohh My Gawd” kind of feeling. The movie is just off the hook with idiosyncratic con characters blended by fine ensemble cast- Brad Pitt, Benicio Del Toro, Jason Statham and others. Loony situations- fixing- betting- con- black humor- crackling punch line dialogues- witty narration- kickass camera work – skillful editing, the film has all the essential ingredients in right proportions.
The whole movie and all the characters revolve around the plot of snatching the precious diamond. It’s less to say and much to watch and enjoy the rollercoaster ride Guy Ritchie style. Brad Pitt has may be the smallest screen presence here (if I exclude ‘Burn After Reading’) but he’s the character not to miss in his one punch box machine- ‘Mickey’. It’s quite difficult to get his gypsy lingo but more than that it’s his attitude that steals the show.
It’s not on the rocks single malt for purists but tequila shot enough to drive you rough for a while.