Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels -- which is the directorial debut of Guy Ritchie -- is a complex, fast-paced, loony, British crime movie with lots of violence, including guns and shooting, blood, dead bodies, fighting, brief torture, and many threats. In one quick shot, a man punches a woman (though her face isn't shown). One of the characters works in the sex industry and we see various sex toys lying around his office. There's some brief, out-of-focus nudity, and plenty of innuendo. Language is very strong, with multiple uses of "f--k" and various other words, including English slang and insults. The plot involves marijuana growers and stolen drugs, and characters are stoned. Characters drink alcohol and smoke cigarettes in a social/background way, and cocaine is shown. The mood of this movie is light and fun, and it has a strong cult following, so older teens probably already know all about it.
One of the gangsters works in a sex club. He's surrounded by things like paddles and dildos. Another scene takes place in a topless bar, with topless dancers out of focus in the background. Otherwise, there's sexual innuendo throughout.
There are scenes of wild gun shooting, everything from antique rifles to automatic weapons. Many characters are shot and killed (others are wounded). There's copious amounts of blood. There are also fistfights and beatings, many threats, torture with golf balls, a man on fire, a man drowning, and a scene of a man punching a woman (though her face is obscured).
Very strong language throughout includes many uses of "f--k," as well as "c--t," "p---y," "c--k," "s--t," "ass," "penis," "piss," "hell," "faggot," and "bastard," as well as "Jesus Christ." There are also many examples of British slang and insults like "wankers," "stupid cow," "bollocks," "dozy prat," "arsehole," and "wop bastard."
The movie laughs at the idea that characters can get involved with bad elements in the hopes of personal gain, fail miserably, and then count on dumb luck to get them out of potentially deadly trouble.
Drugs / Tobacco /
Part of the plot involves stealing a huge supply of marijuana, and some of the characters are shown stoned. The heroes have a celebration in a pub; we see them drinking heavily in a montage, and then passing out. Many characters are seen drinking and smoking socially or in a background way. Cocaine is shown.