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Revolver Reviews

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Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
January 3, 2008
Ritchie has packed Revolver with so much 'substance' that it completely overwhelms his still somewhat charming style.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
December 7, 2007
A frothing mad film that thrashes against its very sprocket holes in an attempt to bash its brains out against the projector. It seems designed to punish the audience for buying tickets.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
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James Berardinelli
December 6, 2007
Revolver turns out to be worse than Swept Away -- and not just by a little bit.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Scott Weinberg
September 10, 2005
Any semblance of a cohesive narrative arc is junked early on, and those who can sit through Revolver and claim to have "followed it completely" is a bald-faced liar.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
September 12, 2005
A cold, cerebral exercise in existential mannerisms that one watches with increasing dismay.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
December 7, 2007
Revolver: a title of breathtaking unoriginality for a movie of breathtaking unoriginality.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Christopher Orr
The New Republic
September 22, 2008
[A]bout as compelling a brief for Kabbalah as Battlefield Earth was for scientology.
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
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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.
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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Kyle Smith
New York Post
December 7, 2007
Guy Ritchie's greasy little noir Revolver is good grindhouse fun until a last act that's like a meeting of a psychoanalysts' convention.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Geoff Berkshire
December 6, 2007
Ritchie remains hopelessly inept at delivering a caper flick that's as fun as it is flashy, but now he looks like a pretentious jackass too.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
December 6, 2007
This 2005 feature offered me my first taste of Guy Ritchie's macho-centric artiness, and I hope it's my last.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
April 3, 2008
It's not worth the bother.
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Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice
December 4, 2007
Revolver disappoints.
Peter Sobczynski
December 6, 2007
This may not be the single dumbest movie of the year but, to paraphrase Tommy Lee Jones in No Country For Old Men (a film as good as this one is bad), it will do until the dumbest one finally arrives.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Brian Tallerico
The Deadbolt
December 7, 2007
The mystery surrounding the production and how someone as talented as Ritchie could produce a film this ineptly made are the most interesting elements of Revolver.
Matt Pais
December 6, 2007
The thing about being smooth is that it's not supposed to look like you're trying, and most of the time Ritchie seems like he's working hard.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Jake Coyle
Associated Press
December 6, 2007
After 2002's terrible Swept Away and now Revolver, Ritchie has managed to make, back to back, two of the worst films any one director can lay claim to.
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
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