Conversely, us critics were generally more enthusiastic and praised the film, but it was poorly promoted in the states by united artists and languished on the drive in circuit while mgm focused its resources on producing a blaxploitation version of the same novel, hit man on its release get carter received no awards and. Released in 1971, get carter was a decent commercial success, but suffered from reviews that found the moral relativity of the plot troubling while kay may have directed the 2000 get carter, his undistinguished career before and since implies the real power behind the film: stallone while the remake. As bleak as it is hard and viciously uncompromising, get carter is one of those films that has become increasingly interesting over time just as the new remake is attracting decidedly mixed reviews, the original suffered much the same treatment with one reviewer describing it as being like drinking a. Getting carter by nick triplow – book review sarah morgan enjoys a biography of ted lewis, the man behind brit noir film classic get carter. Watch get carter movie trailer and get the latest cast info, photos, movie review and more on tvguidecom. Summary racketeer jack carter returns to his native newcastle to attend his brother's funeral and investigate the circumstances surrounding his death as events unfold, he uncovers troubling connections to drugs, pornography and corruption, and finds himself on a collision-course with a criminal kingpin and his cohorts.
Michael caine's performance in mike hodges' get carter is among the most iconic in british film history peter larkin provides his analysis of the influential film new yorker critic pauline kael once said “there's nobody to root for but the smartly dressed sexual athlete and professional killer (michael caine. Get carter (1971) on imdb: movies, tv, celebs, and more. Caine has been mucking about in a series of potboilers, undermining his acting reputation along the way, but get carter shows him as sure, fine and vicious -- a good hero for an action movie october 23, 2004 | rating: 3/4 | full review roger ebert chicago sun-times top critic a film of exceptional.
First up is mike hodges' 1971 “get carter,” a film of exceptional viciousness and mordant humor, which single-handedly blew the bloody doors off british crime films of the era michael caine stars as jack carter, a dapper london gangster who returns to his rundown hometown of newcastle with some. Read the empire review of get carter find out everything you need to know about the film from the world's biggest movie destination. Films in bold will air on tcm | view tcmdb entry if one seeks to understand the cultural embrace provided in the united kingdom to guy ritchie ( lock, stock and two smoking barrels , snatch ) or matthew vaughn's layer cake (2004), or mike hodges's croupier (1998), or robert rodriguez's sin city. It is impossible to discuss british author ted lewis's 1970 novel, jack's return home, without mentioning its better-known 1971 film adaptation, get carter rarely has such an influential crime novel dwelt so deeply in the shadow of its cinematic adaptation in the wake of the movie's success, the book.
Read the empire review of empire essay: get carter find out everything you need to know about the film from the world's biggest movie destination. Jack carter is a tough guy literally his career involves roughing people up to collect on gambling debts in las vegas he's one bad dude—a point get carter spends nearly 2 hours trying to make a cynical film critic might say that the only reason carter got made was to showcase an aging sylvester stallone beating the. If it received mixed reviews and made just moderate money at the box office in 1971, in more recent years it has been critically acclaimed in its own right, and as an forty-five years on, get carter remains a truly great film, and a time capsule showing old tyneside on the brink of profound physical change.
Here is the original (rather unfavourable) telegraph review of get carter, starring michael caine, written by patrick gibbs and first published on march 12 on the ferry landing stage without their appearance - in fact they only effectively appear at a late stage in the film - when carter telephones for them. Amazoncom: get carter (1971) (bd) [blu-ray]: michael caine, ian hendry, britt ekland, geraldine moffatt, john osborne, george sewell, mike hodges unlimited streaming with amazon prime start your 30-day free trial to stream thousands of movies & tv shows included with prime see all 180 customer reviews. 'what would jesus say' demands the tapestry mounted over the shabby rooming house bed which, as jack carter (caine) surmises upon his return home from london. Michael caine is jack carter, a small-time hood working in london when word reaches him of his brothers death, he travels to newcastle to attend the funeral refusing to accept the police report of suicide, carter seeks out his brother's friends and acquaintances to learn who murdered his sibling and why tough gangster.
This is emphatically not a stage version of the 1970 michael caine film and, frankly, is much better for it torben betts has gone back to the original novel to find a jack carter who is more than a laconic killing machine his situation is the same—returning home to bury his brother frank, he discovers he was murdered and so.
Get carter is a tense, hard-boiled crime movie that uses michael caine, for once, as the sure possessor of all his unconscious authority caine has been mucking about in a series of potboilers, undermining his acting reputation along the way, but get carter shows him as sure, fine and vicious -- a good. Get carter movie reviews & metacritic score: hit man jack carter (stallone), a mob enforcer in new york, returns to his hometown of los angeles for his broth. It was so badly received on its us release that warner bros decided not to give it a uk theatrical release, anticipating the film would be savaged by british critics and fans elvis mitchell in the new york times wrote “it's so minimally plotted that not only does it lack subtext or context, but it also may be the world's first movie.