Revolver Reviews

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Chris Sawin
Examiner.com
May 30, 2013
Revolver taps into a struggle everyone faces that only a small few have been able to relate to. It's not that this film isn't a mess, but that mountain of a mess is on top of a shiny gem of a film that is worthy of being admired.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion
August 27, 2009
An unwieldy, short-circuiting film, packing "more tricks than a clown's pocket" yet imbued with brute spiritual force
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
January 6, 2009
Jesus, this is a stupid movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Christopher Orr
The New Republic
September 22, 2008
[A]bout as compelling a brief for Kabbalah as Battlefield Earth was for scientology.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
April 3, 2008
It's not worth the bother.
Rob Humanick
Stranger Song
March 15, 2008
Like De Palma before him, Ritchie knows how to express substance through style.
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
January 4, 2008
... given Ritchie's penchant for flashy, in-your-face twists, we trust all will be revealed in good time. But as "Revolver" rolls on -- and on and on and on -- it becomes painfully apparent that Ritchie's firing blanks.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
January 3, 2008
Ritchie has packed Revolver with so much 'substance' that it completely overwhelms his still somewhat charming style.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat
December 21, 2007
If I understand the ending properly, [this] is an infomercial for one or another school of New Age-y psychology/philosophy. ... a touchy-feely ultraviolent gangster flick. Come over here and give Scarface a hug, you big gruff pussycat.
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Sid Smith
Chicago Tribune
December 17, 2007
Not the disaster described in the British press but unlikely to restore Ritchie's luster.
Full Review | Original Score: 2
December 17, 2007
Revolver is bat**** crazy, and I mean that as a high compliment.
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Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle
December 14, 2007
The plot isn't intellectually challenging as much as it is confusing, and yet the big twist is completely telegraphed. Ritchie has created a movie that is patronizingly obvious one minute and impenetrable the next.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Ron Wilkinson
Monsters and Critics
December 9, 2007
Creepy and mysterious as The Usual Suspects, unseen forces and cryptic messages pit men against themselves in one of the darkest and best action-thrillers of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide
December 7, 2007
Pretentious and not half as clever as it thinks it is.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
December 7, 2007
Revolver: a title of breathtaking unoriginality for a movie of breathtaking unoriginality.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Mark Rahner
Seattle Times
December 7, 2007
It's an irritating, repetitive and pretentious psycho-metaphysical con-job that's ultimately about transcending the ego, and it owes a significant debt to the 1960s The Prisoner TV show -- but isn't nearly in the same artistic league.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News
December 7, 2007
A big-time misfire.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
December 7, 2007
Guy Ritchie's greasy little noir Revolver is good grindhouse fun until a last act that's like a meeting of a psychoanalysts' convention.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
December 7, 2007
Between the manic editing, atrocious acting, and laughably pretentious narration, Ritchie's tired tricks feel like empty distractions in a game of three-card Monte.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
December 7, 2007
The problem with Revolver is that it is Ritchie's first attempt at a 'serious' look at the underworld, but the result is so pretentious and muddled it's almost a little embarrassing.
| Original Score: 1/4
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