Guy Ritchie films pivot almost entirely on their visual stylisation, and in Sherlock Holmes his cup overfloweth. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels was a similar ilk. The visual style and camera filter is distinctive and interesting enough to make seeing one of his film's with even a half-decent plot worthwhile. But you get the impression that he labours so much over it that by the time he gets to storyline and character development, they are mere tokens tacked on to the visual style and only paid lipservice. You have to view his films like you view an avant-garde artist's work in a gallery.