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March 19, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
January 1, 2000
It's ... been shorn of all the edginess and seedy, unsentimental plot elements that made the original a revered cult classic.
January 1, 2000
Stallone is so artificial, tanned and leathery you could replace his mouth with a zipper and sell him as a pocketbook.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
January 1, 2000
Once again, [Stallone] cops out on shadows and dimension.
January 1, 2000
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
January 1, 2000
Stallone's Jack Carter can't shut up -- and his sentimental ramblings, accompanied by facial twitches that are apparently meant to approximate acting, are stupefying.
January 1, 2000
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
The flash cannot make up for the dullness of the script ... and Stallone's emotional immobility.
January 1, 2000
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.
Full Review | Original Score: C
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 1, 2000
How does a numbing mishmash of a movie like this get made?
January 1, 2000
The stylish murk seems to signal that everyone on the technical crew had his own agenda, each trying to outdo the others.
Read More | Original Score: 0.5/5
January 1, 2000
Stylishly directed by Stephen Kay, the new Carter isn't half as bad as it could have been.
January 1, 2000
Director Stephen Kay obviously spent an inordinate amount of time studying The Limey ... but he learned all the wrong lessons.
January 1, 2000
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
David McKenna's script is a frayed string and a contextual nightmare, peppered with puzzling references to the first film in a lame attempt at homage.
January 1, 2000
Moves along with virtually no rhythm, no suspense, and no spark from the morose, goateed star.
January 1, 2000
Isn't likely to satisfy either action buffs or the actor's fans.
January 1, 2000
It is not a terrible movie, and Stallone has appeared in far worse. It's just that, although diverting, it's too routine for its own good.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5