Film Review – GET CARTER (2000)

Get Carter (2000; USA; Alphacine; 102m) ∗∗  d. Stephen T. Kay; w. David McKenna; ph. Mauro Fiore; m. Tyler Bates.  Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Miranda Richardson, Rachael Leigh Cook, Alan Cumming, Mickey Rourke, Michael Caine, Rhona Mitra, Johnny Strong, Gretchen Mol, John C. McGinley, John Cassini, Mark Boone Junior, Darryl Scheelar, Crystal Lowe, Lauren Lee Smith. A mob enforcer living in Las Vegas, travels back to his hometown of Seattle for his brother’s funeral. During this visit, he realizes that the death of his brother was not accidental, but a murder. Remake of 1971 classic British crime thriller lacks the grittiness, wit and punch of the original. Clumsily edited action and dialogue sequences drain the movie of any tension and coherence. Stallone delivers a one-note performance and the villains lack any depth of character. Caine, who plays Cliff Brumby in this film, played Jack Carter in the original. [15]