Get Carter


Get Carter

Critics Consensus

Michael Caine shows up to collect a paycheck, and so does everyone else in this rote, middling remake.



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Hit man Jack Carter returns home for his brother's funeral, and is soon investigating the events that led to his death.


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  • May 06, 2015
    There's allot of hate towards this film which I understand but having never seen the original I cant compare, Ok yes it's slow, Dark and gritty but the story isn't half bad and told pretty well, Stallone has some flashes of good acting, He also tries to make it less gritty by wearing suits and shades, Like I said the plot was ok but there's a sub plot that brings itself up for no reason at random times and has no connection to the main story and just felt like a time filler, There's not allot of action and the ending wasn't as great as I hoped but it's not a terrible movie but it's nothing you won't want to watch again in a hurry but each to their own.
    Jamie C Super Reviewer
  • Feb 16, 2014
    The remake of Get Carter is really a mixed bag. I view it as a mediocre movie, one that relies on a formulaic storyline, and poor performances from those involved. I really wanted to enjoy this movie, but this was a tedious affair, one that fell short of its potential. Sylvester Stallone is a good actor, but here he is wasted, and as an action picture, Get Carter just doesn't deliver the thrills that it possibly good. The film feels predictable, rushed and overdone, like the filmmakers tried way too hard at masking a revenge themed action movie, and in turn the results are unimpressive. This is the type of film that you really want to like, but can't due to the fact that the formula has already been done before, and much better as well. I felt that Get Carter could have been much better, and though it had a good cast, the writing just failed to grab your attention. The film had some decent action scenes, but nothing really that stood out to truly make this a memorable actioner. Sylvester Stallone has done far better wo0rk, and considering that was made at the start of the 2000's. However it would be a few years till Sly would get his groove back, and retain that same edge he had back in his heyday. With this movie, he just doesn't deliver anything worthwhile for fans, and it's a shame because if the story would have been a bit more developed, then I think that the film would have succeeded in being a memorable action film. As it is, it's a mediocre movie, one that doesn't stand out, and isn't anything worthy in the long run.
    Alex r Super Reviewer
  • Feb 09, 2013
    Have I gone mad, has it come to this me I said me watching a Sylvester Stallone Film, You would have think I learned to stop watching him after Rocky I and You think Stallone would have stopped acting after Rocky I. a dry action film about revenge. Jack Carter returns home to his brother's funeral and decides to solve the mystery surrounding his brother's death. Perhaps the only thing interesting about the film is the friendship made between Jack and his niece, but even this is marred by a plot twist that's handled with such discomfort that it doesn't seem to belong in a movie with the Italian Stallion. Also starring Michael Caine, from the original "Get Carter," and the ever-so-versatile Alan Cumming, I really expected more from this movie. But the film loses its steam after the opening credits. 1 1/2 Stars
    Bruce B Super Reviewer
  • Jul 13, 2011
    Poor Stallone vehicle that showed he longer had the capacity to choose a project of any substance. This film was on the decline of he's career and failed at the box office. Stephen Kay was never the correct director for this type of film. He lacks the restraint to create a film that would have worked better as a noir. The film moves a lot and the poor direction leaves you lacking any character creation. The story was interesting but you always knew who the baddies would be thanks to the casting. The film at its core would of been interesting but sadly under Stallone & Kay the film is mind numbing. Stallone is just so flat and uninteresting to hold your interest. I would have liked him to use some of the Copland acting to create something of interest. This is simply a poor action film, the story should of been more in line with the old school style of filmmaking.
    Brendan N Super Reviewer

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