Revolver

Metascore
25

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 21
  2. Negative: 15 out of 21
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  1. Reviewed by: Sid Smith
    50
    Part gambling heist, part graphic novel, part metaphysical mumbo jumbo, Revolver is a mess of many colors, few of them satisfying.
  2. Definitely deserves points for trying to be something thought-provoking and different, but it doesn't really stand up to analysis and it comes off as a pretentious mess.
  3. Reviewed by: Matt Zoller Seitz
    50
    By turns clever, impassioned, incoherent and silly.
  4. Reviewed by: Gregory Kirschling
    42
    The movie butts up against the director's newfound pretensions -- pseudo-philosophical voice-over, psychobabble, faux-art-film plotting -- and turns incomprehensible.
  5. Its main purpose -- and no, you are not experiencing ocular breakdown -- is spiritual.
User Score
7.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 105 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 32
  2. Negative: 14 out of 32
  1. na
    Oct 5, 2009
    10
    Your either going to love it or hate it. Until you see it for yourself you'll never know what to think of it.
  2. BrendanS
    Nov 13, 2008
    10
    This film is brilliant. Ignore the bad the reviews.
  3. JamisonR.
    Mar 9, 2008
    10
    You know who everyone that hates this movie sounds like? The guy in the elevator mirror between the twelfth and fourteenth floor. Mr. Ritchie You know who everyone that hates this movie sounds like? The guy in the elevator mirror between the twelfth and fourteenth floor. Mr. Ritchie did a disservice by re-editing it for American audiences. It sorta proves the movies point in a very real life way. To let ego and need for approval get in the way of initial instincts. So Ironic. I imagine the original is destined to become a cult film and the American version will be pissed on and burned. Next time, Mr. Ritchie, do like Mr. Green - Stand calmly with a knowing smile and wait for everyone else to catch up. Imagine if the Coens had re-edited Barton Fink just because people Full Review »