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Get Carter (2000)



Average Rating: 3.6/10
Reviews Counted: 60
Fresh: 7 | Rotten: 53

A remake that doesn't approach the standard of the original, Get Carter will likely leave viewers confused and unsatisfied. Also, reviews are mixed concerning Stallone's acting.


Average Rating: 2.9/10
Critic Reviews: 20
Fresh: 1 | Rotten: 19

A remake that doesn't approach the standard of the original, Get Carter will likely leave viewers confused and unsatisfied. Also, reviews are mixed concerning Stallone's acting.



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A man who has made murder his business is thrown into the underbelly of an unfamiliar criminal world in this thriller. Jack Carter (Sylvester Stallone) is a ruthless hired killer whose bloody career in Los Angeles has driven a wedge between himself and his family in the Northwest. When he learns that his brother has died, he flies back to Seattle, hoping to pay his respects and reconnect with his relatives. At the funeral, his brother's wife, Gloria (Miranda Richardson), and her daughter, Doreen

Feb 13, 2001


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All Critics (71) | Top Critics (23) | Fresh (7) | Rotten (53) | DVD (20)

The flash cannot make up for the dullness of the script ... and Stallone's emotional immobility.

January 1, 2000
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Carter, who goes to Seattle to hunt down his brother's killer, may have entered a labyrinth of evil, but his response to it ... is as hollow as it is monolithic.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly
Entertainment Weekly
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How does a numbing mishmash of a movie like this get made?

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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Maybe it's all the rain and leaden skies, but instead of conjuring up the rueful mood it's after, the film mostly just plays dark, wet, and heavy.

January 1, 2000
Boston Globe
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The result is Get Carter for dummies, the biggest ones being those who pay to see it. It's also an incoherent, irredeemable mess.

January 1, 2000
Chicago Tribune
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Isn't likely to satisfy either action buffs or the actor's fans.

January 1, 2000
Hollywood Reporter
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Stylized visuals add some spice, but they cannot overcome the formulaic and obvious screenplay, which is of no help to a film that is structured as a mystery.

October 14, 2007 Full Review Source:

The original Get Carter (1971) is better, but this is quite watchable as far as modern-era remakes go.

February 16, 2006

Is it a zombie coming to alert us it's time to start shopping for a Halloween costume? No, it's just our old friend Sylvester Stallone, sleepwalking his way through a stillborn crime drama that belongs in a morgue, not in a movie theater.

June 15, 2002 Full Review Source: Kalamazoo Gazette
Kalamazoo Gazette

Muito falatório e pouca ação.

May 31, 2002 Full Review Source: Cinema em Cena
Cinema em Cena

A few gem scenes buried in the rubble.

March 8, 2002 Full Review Source: Matinee Magazine
Matinee Magazine

Get Carter ultimately lacks the courage of its convictions: it can't stand to be thought of as the pulp it so clearly is.

October 24, 2001 Full Review Source: Flipside Movie Emporium
Flipside Movie Emporium

Note to Stallone: Stop making movies!

October 10, 2001 Full Review Source: | Comment (1)

Fraught with too many loose ends and a glaring lack of focus.

September 30, 2001 Full Review Source: Radio Free Entertainment
Radio Free Entertainment

slow moving

April 18, 2001 Full Review Source: Hollywood Report Card
Hollywood Report Card

If you strip the material of its ineffective level of performances, what we are left with is a concept that, at least at the core, is quite intriguing.

February 7, 2001 Full Review Source:

While the look of the film is very stylish and the actors, including veteran actor Michael Caine, are good, the story and characterizations are a bit thin.

January 1, 2001 Full Review Source: Laramie Movie Scope
Laramie Movie Scope

It's three years since Sylvester Stallone has sprinkled his brand of fairy dust on America's movie screens, and judging by Get Carter, time hasn't been on his side.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Oregonian

The movie around Stallone is fairly dreadful, so overly stylized and poorly written that it's always a struggle to stay oriented.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

This gloomy revenge thriller is a sadistic cartoon ... whose phony moral soft center ... really is the last straw.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
TV Guide's Movie Guide

This is a remake of an early-'70s British flick of the same name starring Michael Caine, a great movie that reeked of despair and emptiness. This one is just damp and mildewy.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: IFilm

...not really a bad crime thriller so much as it is a routine one.

January 1, 2000
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Audience Reviews for Get Carter

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.
February 16, 2014
Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski

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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
February 9, 2013
Bruce Bruce

Super Reviewer

In no way is it a terrible movie, in many ways it is really fun and a decent action movie. However, the fact that it is a remake of a classic doomed this from the beginning. No matter how awesome Sylvester Stallone is, it's seen as a copy and lower being. Sure it's not the most original movie ever made, but I think it will please any Sly fan. The action is really well done and it comes off pretty gritty. I loved the look of the film and it really has a very noir style about it which the original doesn't. The side characters are fun, Mickey Rourke as a strip club owner is just too fun to see played out. Given a proper chance, Get Carter is great.
May 3, 2010

Super Reviewer

Average film, nothing special here. Leave your mind out the door if you decide to watch it.
October 28, 2009
Ginny  X

Super Reviewer

    1. Jack Carter: Rainwater is a fool.
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