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  • Summary: Hit man Jack Carter (Stallone), a mob enforcer in New York, returns to his hometown of Los Angeles for his brother's funeral. Realizing the death was not an accident, Carter seeks revenge.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 20
  2. Negative: 11 out of 20
  1. 60
    Kay doesn't seem to know the meaning of moderation.
  2. It is not a terrible movie, and Stallone has appeared in far worse. It's just that, although diverting, it's too routine for its own good.
  3. The only fun is in watching Stallone square off against Alan Cumming and Mickey Rourke.
  4. 30
    Stallone returns in a gangster remake that wears itself (and the audience) out trying to be cutting-edge stylish.
  5. 25
    Should you get Carter? Sure - but make it the Michael Caine classic Warner Bros. is releasing on video next week.
  6. 20
    If you've never seen the original, you may have no idea what's going on.
  7. 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.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 11
  2. Negative: 5 out of 11
  1. 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! Collapse
  2. 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. Expand
  3. ElaineT.
    Feb 13, 2001
    0
    We walked out and got our money back about 10 minutes into the movie. It was shot too close, Stalone looked awful. His eyeliner was too obvious. The acting was embarrassing. Was there a plot? As I said, we couldn't stay to find out. Besides, I had to rearrange my sock drawer. Expand

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