Metascore
24

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 20
  2. Negative: 11 out of 20
  1. Reviewed by: Jay Carr
    38
    A sodden-looking film.
  2. 30
    Stallone returns in a gangster remake that wears itself (and the audience) out trying to be cutting-edge stylish.
  3. 30
    It's almost always night and almost always raining.
  4. 25
    Should you get Carter? Sure - but make it the Michael Caine classic Warner Bros. is releasing on video next week.
  5. This noir mystery is murkier than it needs to be, through no fault of Stallone's.
  6. 20
    If you've never seen the original, you may have no idea what's going on.
  7. Reviewed by: Sean Means
    20
    Sly, slick and slow.
  8. Reviewed by: Todd McCarthy
    20
    A useless remake of Mike Hodges' 1971 British gangland cult classic.
  9. If there's one piece of wisdom to be culled from this botched project, it's this: No one gets Carter.
  10. The result is a throwaway story hidden beneath a messy jumble of weird camera angles, worthless editing tricks and an ill-placed, obnoxious score.
  11. 10
    So minimally plotted that not only does it lack subtext or context, but it also may be the world's first movie without even a text.
User Score
5.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 34 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 11
  2. Negative: 5 out of 11
  1. Oct 6, 2013
    5
    Good turns by Stallone and Rourke are wasted by Tony Kaye's over-stylized direction and poor pacing. Bad films are not near as bothersome as the ones with good source material and a good cast that frankly should have been more than merely watchable. Full Review »
  2. Jul 29, 2012
    10
    I dont understand the negative reviews i dont think people really gave this a chance.In no way is the Action movie like Cobra or Tango and Cash but Stallone is Excellent and is on his game,As is my other fav actor Mickey Rourke.Great story Great movie! Full Review »