Get Carter (2000)

(In theaters, October 2000) Acceptable “revenge” B-movie; not too ambitious, but rather entertaining. Sylvester Stallone turns in a good performance (one of his best) in a role that seems custom-tailored for him. Rachel Leigh Cook continues a string of good roles in otherwise average films. The direction is showy, at times needlessly so. (The grainy film grain is intended to bring back memories of the seventies, but it’s more annoying than anything else.) The script is by the numbers. Strong similarities with the 1999 film The Limey (as with other “revenge” films), though Get Carter is more tightly plotted once you’re unkinked The Limey‘s nonlinear narrative. Not bad, not good: to be seen on TV.

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