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April 20, 2010
It wallows in its ceaseless bloodbath and emerges like its protagonist -- sleazy and second-rate.
March 26, 2009
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.
February 12, 2009
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February 9, 2006
Refusing ever to dwell, it cuts sharp rather than deep, but sharp enough.
October 23, 2004
A tense, hard-boiled crime movie that uses Michael Caine, for once, as the sure possessor of all his unconscious authority.
February 17, 2002
June 12, 2001
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.