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Revolver Reviews

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Hank Sartin
Time Out
November 16, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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David Fear
Time Out
November 16, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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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.
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Sid Smith
Chicago Tribune
December 17, 2007
Not the disaster described in the British press but unlikely to restore Ritchie's luster.
Full Review | Original Score: 2
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Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle
December 14, 2007
The plot isn't intellectually challenging as much as it is confusing, and yet the big twist is completely telegraphed. Ritchie has created a movie that is patronizingly obvious one minute and impenetrable the next.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Mark Rahner
Seattle Times
December 7, 2007
It's an irritating, repetitive and pretentious psycho-metaphysical con-job that's ultimately about transcending the ego, and it owes a significant debt to the 1960s The Prisoner TV show -- but isn't nearly in the same artistic league.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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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
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
December 7, 2007
Between the manic editing, atrocious acting, and laughably pretentious narration, Ritchie's tired tricks feel like empty distractions in a game of three-card Monte.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
December 7, 2007
The problem with Revolver is that it is Ritchie's first attempt at a 'serious' look at the underworld, but the result is so pretentious and muddled it's almost a little embarrassing.
| Original Score: 1/4
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
December 7, 2007
Revolver, the latest Guy Ritchie shoot-em-up, is a joke. You laugh with it but mostly at it.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Matt Zoller Seitz
New York Times
December 7, 2007
The movie's hit-to-miss ratio is hardly Olympic caliber, but Mr. Ritchie deserves credit for chutzpah.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Kevin Crust
Los Angeles Times
December 7, 2007
A film that's main crime is inducing stupefying boredom with little payoff in the end.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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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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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.
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Scott Tobias
AV Club
December 6, 2007
The prospect of Ritchie going back to the gangster genre a third time is unappetizing, but it has nothing on his feeble attempt to reinvent it.
| Original Score: D
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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.
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
December 6, 2007
As the plot becomes increasingly convoluted -- as if two Ritchie gangster stories have been accidentally fused -- Jake's tortured state becomes ours.
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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
Newsday
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
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Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice
December 4, 2007
Revolver disappoints.
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Entertainment Weekly
October 22, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
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.