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Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

December 4th, 2008 by Rebecca Harper Editor

I love a good nickname, and lucky for me, today’s Hulu for the Holidays movie, Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, is full of them. There’s Bacon, Soap, Hatchet, Barry the Baptist, Big Chris, Little Chris, Dog and Nick the Greek — all questionable characters who make the film so much fun to watch.

Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels was Guy Ritchie’s breakout moment as a writer and director. A now classic double-cross heist flick, it’s about a foursome of Cockney lads who find themselves owing a porn king — that would be Hatchet — a substantial amount of cash after losing half a million pounds in a rigged card game. With the threat of lost fingers looming, the boys have one week to come up with the cash. Enter some pot dealers, a pair of lowlife criminals, a scene-stealing madman with an afro, and some tough-guy drug dealers, and the body count piles up as the guys try to score the money they need to evade the wrath of Hatchet and his debt collectors, Big Chris and Little Chris.

Not only does Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels feature action, groundbreaking camerawork, enough twists to keep your head spinning, and the Transporter himself, Jason Statham, but it’s also hilarious, an entertaining romp through the seedy underbelly of London.

Hulu for the Holidays crosses the pond to New York tomorrow, when we’ll introduce a smash hit of a thriller, one that’s all about a one-night stand that boils over into a deadly obsession.

Rebecca (),