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Todd McCarthy
Variety
June 5, 2008
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Globe and Mail
March 19, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
January 1, 2000
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Mark Rahner
Seattle Times
January 1, 2000
It's ... been shorn of all the edginess and seedy, unsentimental plot elements that made the original a revered cult classic.
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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
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Charles Taylor
Salon.com
January 1, 2000
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Gene Seymour
Newsday
January 1, 2000
Once again, [Stallone] cops out on shadows and dimension.
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
| Original Score: 1/4
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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.
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Mark Caro
Chicago Tribune
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.
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Sean P. Means
Film.com
January 1, 2000
The flash cannot make up for the dullness of the script ... and Stallone's emotional immobility.
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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
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Bob Graham
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Elvis Mitchell
New York Times
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.
| Original Score: 0.5/5
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Bob Thomas
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
January 1, 2000
How does a numbing mishmash of a movie like this get made?
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Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
January 1, 2000
Stylishly directed by Stephen Kay, the new Carter isn't half as bad as it could have been.
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
January 1, 2000
Director Stephen Kay obviously spent an inordinate amount of time studying The Limey ... but he learned all the wrong lessons.
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Jay Carr
Boston Globe
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.
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Lawrence Terenzi
Mr. Showbiz
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.
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
January 1, 2000
Moves along with virtually no rhythm, no suspense, and no spark from the morose, goateed star.
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
January 1, 2000
Isn't likely to satisfy either action buffs or the actor's fans.
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
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