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Jack Carter's brother is dead. And Jack (Sylvester Stallone) wants to know why. A Las Vegas mob enforcer, he carefully packs his guns and sets off for...

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published 05/10/2005 | dempsey_review
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"Stallone Is Back to his best"

After seeing very little of Stallone in the past few years, he is back with an adapted version of the classic movie Get Carter. For all you Stallone fans out there, you will love his new darker approach in this movie. Sporting an awful goatie, which doesn't quite suit him, he seems a lot more meaner, and proves he hasn't lost his intimidation skills.

When Carter Finds out his brother has been murdered, he flies back too seattle to search for the killers, and stops at nothing to get the answers to the questions he wants. He doesn't get much of a reception from the family he chose to abonden years ago for his life of debt collecting as a gangster, but his neice, played by the beautiful Rachel Lee-Cook, takes a shine to him, and trys her hardest to gain her uncles affection, to relieve some dark secrets of her own.
The film will get you guessing who the real killer is all the way through the movie. I was impressed to see that Micheal Cain from the original film also stars in this movie, along with Mickey Rourke, who's youthful good looks has definately gone down the pan..
Carter also wants out of his life being a gangster, this being his final job, but it's not so easy to just leave when you work for a massive crime lord. He not only has to deal with finding and dealing with his brothers kilers, his boss has also sent goons out too bring him back, can he deal with all of them. I wouldn't want to spoil the plot for you!

It has a lot of action, and loads of emotional scenes. It will grip you with the 'guess who done it' scenario', and has plenty of suspence.
Stallone proves he is not too old to pull off the tough guy act, but for how much longer? who knows?

For fans of the original, I have heard a few people say that it was dissapointing, although they did still enjoyed it. The film is definately a face lift of a movie for the next generation, but should not dissapoint original Get Carter fans too much, some of you might even think it is better. Producer Mark Canton more than gives this movie justice.

My favourite scene in the film has got to be Carter (Stallone) and Doreen (Rachel Lee Cook) on the top of a high story building, where Doreens past is revealed, and Carters approach to being affectionate.

The characters performances were brilliant, although I would have liked to see Micheal Cains charater a bit more involved through out the movie. I wasn't a big fan of Mickey Rourkes Character, I felt someone a bit more intimadating could of portrayed it better. As for Alan Cumming who plays the rich sleeze, a telented actor, who in this movie, makes you laugh, hate him, and feel completely sorry for the little guy.

The films cast are as follows: Sly Stallone, Miranda Richardson, Micheal Cain, Micky Rourke, Rachel Lee Cook, Alan Cumming, David Carradine, John C. McGinley, Gretchen Mol, Mark Boone Jnr, Johnny Strong, Rhonna Mitra and Lauren Lee Smith.

Produced by Mark Canton
Directed by Stephen Kay
Running time 1hr 44 mins

Scenes contain, violence, strong language, sex scenes, and drug content.

Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, Thriller and Crime/Gangster

EXTRA DVD FEATURES: audio commentry by director Stephen Kay, and some deleted scenes.
I found the Directors commentry interesting with his view on how he wanted the character Carter to be, as for the deleted scenes, there were not many but still a bonus.

My final comments; Great action film, one of Stallones best, a well worth purchase.

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  • BadCompany77 published 16/03/2006
    Great review mate..........
  • Playgirl27 published 07/01/2006
    Do you know I don't think I have seen this might give it a go sounds pretty good, lou xx
  • garleon published 28/11/2005
    Great review. Still liked the original more. gar
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Jack Carter's brother is dead. And Jack (Sylvester Stallone) wants to know why. A Las Vegas mob enforcer, he carefully packs his guns and sets off for Seattle by train. At the funeral, he discovers his brother was full of alcohol when he died in a car accident. But according to his niece, Doreen (Rachael Leigh Cook), his brother didn't drink. Jack starts on a tortuous trail that leads, via gang boss Brumby (Michael Caine) and porno-loving thug Cyrus Paice (Mickey Rourke), to a Seattle computer billionaire named Jeremy Kinnear (Alan Cumming). Among those trying to "get Carter" is Con (John C. McGinley), another enforcer from Las Vegas.<BR>GET CARTER is the second remake of the bleak and gritty 1971 thriller of the same title. In the original, directed by Mike Hodges, Michael Caine played Carter. The first remake was George Armitage's 1972 film HIT MAN. Scriptwriter David McKenna and director Stephen T. Kay have shifted the location of this GET CARTER to the Pacific Northwest.


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