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In attempting to meld his successful previous formulas with philosophical musings, Guy Ritchie has produced an incoherent misfire.



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Gambler and conman Jake Green always ran with a bad crowd and it cost him seven years in jail. After his release, Jake becomes unbeatable at the tables using a formula for the ultimate con that he learned from two mysterious prisoners while on the inside. Now, he is ready to take his revenge against Dorothy Macha, the man responsible for his jail time. Macha is plotting to eliminate his ruthless rival, Lord John, and has staked his credibility on a huge drug deal with the all-powerful Sam Gold. Jake visits Macha at his casino and humiliates him publicly in a game of chance. Macha, fearing more of the same medicine, sends his goons to "take care of" Jake. His life is saved by enigmatic Zack who, with his equally inscrutable partner Avi, offer Jake protection. Against his better judgment, Jake accepts. He soon finds himself playing the very last game he wants to be playing, and there is danger at every turn. But, the biggest danger of all comes from a totally unexpected source--himself. It gradually transpires the real conman is in his head.

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  • Mar 09, 2016
    I'm sure I'm not the only one but I found this movie hard to follow at times and was left wondering if it's a good or bad film and in the end I chose bad, It tries to be too clever at times and some scenes that should of been good never work out that way, I hung in there hoping to work my head around it but to no prevail, But Stathams performance was pretty good and is the best thing in a poor movie (Stathams career in a nutshell)
    Jamie C Super Reviewer
  • May 31, 2013
    Guy Ritchie gets into some next level sh** in Revolver, a high concept thriller that explores the psyche and the nature of identity. The story follows a recently released convict named Jake Green who turns to two nefarious criminals when they offer him a deal that will save his life. The film has a great cast that includes Jason Statham, Ray Liotta, and Mark Strong, and their performances are quite good. However, the storytelling fails, to the point of becoming a jumbled mess. There are several critical twists and reveals that don't work, or are at least done so poorly as to confuse the plot. A noble failure, Revolver aims high and tries to be philosophical and cerebral, but it doesn't work in execution.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • May 15, 2012
    way too much going on here
    Ed K Super Reviewer
  • Dec 17, 2011
    Revolver was a success. Just not a very popular one. Ritchie continues his niche filmmaking, Statham shines like never before, and Andre Benjamin once again brings his unique flair to the big screen.
    Christopher H Super Reviewer

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