Similar to Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels in featuring a complex and inventive storyline in which the characters weave in and out of each other's lives, the film also plays with time, depicting events from various perspectives.
It currently has a rating of 73% on Rotten Tomatoes.
Ritchie has also written and directed Rockn Rolla starring Gerard Butler.
It scores 60% on Rotten Tomatoes and was generally received well.
In 2008, Ritchie directed a commercial for Nike called "Take It To The Next Level", about a young Dutch footballer who signs for Arsenal, showing the progression of his career from his viewpoint, until he makes his debut for the Netherlands.
The commercial features cameo appearances from some football players with music by Eagles of Death Metal.
Ritchie cast Madonna as a rich, rude socialite who, after a shipwreck, is trapped on a deserted island with a slovenly Communist sailor who humiliates her.
Ma ultimamente sembra azzeccarne una dopo l'altra: dopo l'annuncio delle prossime riprese di “Sherlock Holmes 2”, ecco la sua nuova fiamma: la modella Jacqui Ainsley.
Peter informed Vaughn of Ritchie's new film idea, and Vaughn agreed to produce.
Matthew, John, Guy and Peter asked their mutual acquaintance, Trudie Styler, to invest in the production of Ritchie's second film.
Styler had seen The Hard Case, and decided that co-funding the project would be a worthwhile opportunity.
The production of the film, Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels was completed in about eight months.