Get Carter (1971)
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Get Carter stars Michael Caine as Jack Carter, a powerful British gangster out for blood. His brother has been murdered in Newcastle, prompting Carter to declare a one-man war on other racketeers. Carter must also get his niece out of the life she is leading as an actress in pornographic films. Now that he is a loose cannon, Carter must be eliminated. Get Carter is typical action fare of the 1970s in that there are virtually no "good guys" -- in fact, the assassin is probably the most likable
Jan 1, 1971 Wide
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Mike Hodges' top-notch adaptation of a Ted Lewis novel not only maintains interest but conveys with rare artistry, restraint and clarity the many brutal, sordid and gamy plot turns.
Refusing ever to dwell, it cuts sharp rather than deep, but sharp enough.
Caine has been mucking about in a series of potboilers, undermining his acting reputation along the way, but Get Carter shows him as sure, fine and vicious -- a good hero for an action movie.
[VIDEO ESSAY] ...represents the apex of the British Gangster genre for the its realistically gritty tone, fetishized eroticism, and dynamic attention to details...
Ranks up there with the likes of The Long Good Friday as one of the finest home grown films of the past 30 years.
Its finest triumph may be that it's still more immediate and brutal than almost any of the films that it inspired.
A classic British crime-thriller that's as mean and uncompromising as its vengeful main character. Caine is in top form.
Cínico, cruel e surpreendentemente charmoso, Carter é um dos melhores personagens da longa carreira de Caine - e as locações, os diálogos e a montagem fazem jus a ele.
THIS is the good version of the crime saga.
Caine's performance as Jack Carter has gone on to become the epitome of cool, with his measured and ruthless portrayal of a man consumed with revenge.
...a taut little noir thriller that should not be missed. It remains one of Caine's best, if least seen, roles.
This 1970s visionary film was a harbinger of the cold materialist times that were to soon come to both Great Britain and America.
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