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Revolver Reviews

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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
December 6, 2007
There are quotations from Machiavelli, brainiac chess stratagems, meditations on the ego and suicide, and some of the clunkiest gangland gab this side of a Martin Scorsese parody.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Rafer Guzman
December 6, 2007
Writer-director Guy Ritchie returns to his Brit-pulp roots, only this time he gets all intellectual, too. It's a deadly combination.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Andrea Chase
Killer Movie Reviews
December 5, 2007
Caution! Guy Ritchie has entered his Ingmar Bergman phase.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Prairie Miller
December 5, 2007
Gangsters prancing about like homicidal matadors unusually impressed with themselves, dreary macho interior monologues, and mob rackets that are mostly the noisy migraine-induced racket inside audience heads.
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Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice
December 4, 2007
Revolver disappoints.
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
December 2, 2007
While it's unclear if this nonsense is propaganda for Madonna's Kabbalah dogma, there's absolutely no doubt that Revolver achieves a higher plane of badness.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
Anton Bitel
Eye for Film
August 6, 2007
Ritchie may still be working within his beloved cockney gangster milieu, but he does to it something akin to what Alessandro Jodorowsky did to the Western with El Topo, or to the slasher flick with Santa Sangre.
Jason Gorber
Film Scouts
June 21, 2007
By the end, when the voices cry over and over to either kill or be killed, we're forced to just want somebody to die already to get it over with...
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Mark R. Leeper
February 11, 2006
Revolver comes off like Jim Thompson crossed with Philip K. I liked it, because of the audacious solution, but I suspect that not many other people will agree.
Full Review| Original Score: 7/10
Eric Lurio
Greenwich Village Gazette
February 3, 2006
This is Ritchie definitely back in form.
| Original Score: 3/5
Chris Cabin
January 26, 2006
I can't remember another time in my film-watching career where I sincerely hated a movie ... one of the worst films ever made
| Original Score: 1/5
Brian Orndorf
January 19, 2006
This is the perfect movie for those who like to crack things open and dig around the innards, with Ritchie encouraging interpretation and curiosity with each new scene.
Full Review | Original Score: B+

Empire Magazine
September 26, 2005
A confusing, frustrating and failed attempt to intellectualise the Lock, Stock formula. Anyone know what this movie's about? Answers on a postcard, please.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Simon Guerrier
September 26, 2005
Tedious, humourless, pretentious and nasty.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Matthew Turner
September 24, 2005
There's no point beating around the bush - Revolver is a complete and utter mess from start to finish.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
David Edwards
Daily Mirror (UK)
September 24, 2005
It's long been said that films have the power to inspire violence in the viewing public. Revolver is one such movie -- a piece of work guaranteed to send you into a violent frenzy.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
September 24, 2005
While it starts intriguingly, it unravels into incoherent confusion.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Jon Popick
Planet Sick-Boy
September 14, 2005
Really nice on the eyes, but this will make your brain hurt. I don't think repeated viewings will clarify anything, either.
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Todd McCarthy
September 13, 2005
Guy Ritchie shoots a blank with Revolver, which replays the low-life criminal shtick from his first two features with an ill-advised overlay of pretension.
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
September 12, 2005
A cold, cerebral exercise in existential mannerisms that one watches with increasing dismay.
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