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Revolver Reviews

November 16, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
November 16, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
September 22, 2008
[A]bout as compelling a brief for Kabbalah as Battlefield Earth was for scientology.
December 17, 2007
Not the disaster described in the British press but unlikely to restore Ritchie's luster.
Full Review | Original Score: 2
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
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
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
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
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.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
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
December 7, 2007
The movie's hit-to-miss ratio is hardly Olympic caliber, but Mr. Ritchie deserves credit for chutzpah.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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
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
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.
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.
Read More | Original Score: D
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.
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
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.
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
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
December 4, 2007
Revolver disappoints.
October 22, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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.
September 12, 2005
A cold, cerebral exercise in existential mannerisms that one watches with increasing dismay.