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Movie Review: 'Get Carter'

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Get Carter

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
102 minutes
performer:
Michael Caine, Rachael Leigh Cook, Alan Cumming, Gretchen Mol, Miranda Richardson, Mickey Rourke, Sylvester Stallone
director:
Stephen Kay
author:
David McKenna
genre:
Mystery and Thriller, Drama

We gave it a C

When planning a remake, it’s best to try to offer something that the original didn’t. Strangely, this attempt at refurbishing Croupier director Mike Hodges’ gritty 1971 revenger doesn’t outdo the original’s sex, violence, and general sickness. Instead, the story of a brutal enforcer’s return home to wreak havoc on his brother’s killer is adorned with car chases, techno beats, and cyberporn merchants. It does make one feel bad for Stallone, though, whose well-intentioned attempts at resurrecting his career continue to be hamstrung by, well, his career. C

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