Get Carter (2000) [English (MPEG Layer III, 128 kBit/s, 44 kHz, Stereo)]
Genre: Crime / Thriller / Action / Drama
Length: 1h 42m 0s
Director: Stephen T. Kay
Tagline: The Truth Hurts
Plot outline: Jack Carter, a mob enforcer living in Las Vegas, travels back to his hometown of Seattle for his brother's funeral. Carter realizes that the death was not an accident, but a murder. With this knowledge, Carter sets out to kill all those responsible. Summary written by Anonymous This movie is a re-make of the 1971 film also named 'Get Carter' starring Michael Caine as Jack Carter. The updated version now features Sylvester Stallone in the starring role and follows nearly the exact same plot line in which Jack Carter, a mob enforcer living in Las Vegas, travels back to his hometown of Seattle for his brother's funeral. During this visit, Carter realizes that the death of his brother was not accidental, but a murder. With this knowledge, Carter sets out to kill all those responsible. Summary written by {dytch@hotmail.com}
Comment: Spoilers herein. IMDB comments often interest me. The consensus here is that this is a bad film. And although I had yet to find a Stallone film I could tolerate, I actually like this one. Strange to swim against popular opinion and support the nitwit. That's because his other stuff is there only to support him, whatever he is. Here, the film is a visual tapestry that uses him merely as a token. (He plays a gangster who is unknowingly playing a film gangster.) So the quality of the tapestry is what matters and what appeals to me. There's nothing original here: `Limey' has more adventure in the perspective-shifting; `Professional' has more charm in the character; `Payback,' despite other flaws has deeper reference to prior work; `Snatch,' though thin stuff elsewise has more energy. But this has more coherent visual art. What I want first from a film is to transport me to another world. Kay, Fiore and Greenberg do this. My real struggle with this film is how close it comes to the simple craft of pumping out a pop vision, close to a practiced commercial for instance. It's close and one doesn't want to cut Sly any slack, but it still works for me. At the bottom of this film is another small self-reference: it is about another film, the rape. Another funny thing: the only actor that doesn't work for me is, gasp, Caine. The music during the action stinks.
IMDB Rating: 4.8
Country: USA
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Actors:
Sylvester StalloneasJack Carter
Miranda RichardsonasGloria
Rachael Leigh CookasDoreen
Rhona MitraasGeraldine