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A man who has made murder his business is thrown into the underbelly of an unfamiliar criminal world in this thriller. Jack Carter (Sylvester Stallone) is a ruthless hired killer whose bloody career in Los Angeles has driven a wedge between himself and his family in the Northwest. When he learns that his brother has died, he flies back to Seattle, hoping to pay his respects and reconnect with his relatives. At the funeral, his brother's wife, Gloria (Miranda Richardson), and her daughter, Doreen (Rachael Leigh Cook), are wary of Jack's attempts to reach out to them, but when he learns… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 12%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The flash cannot make up for the dullness of the script ... and Stallone's emotional immobility."
‑ Sean Means,
"Maybe it's all the rain and leaden skies, but instead of conjuring up the rueful mood it's after, the film mostly just plays dark, wet, and heavy."
‑ Jay Carr, Boston Globe
"Stylized visuals add some spice, but they cannot overcome the formulaic and obvious screenplay, which is of no help to a film that is structured as a mystery."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"Muito falatório e pouca ação."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"Note to Stallone: Stop making movies!"
‑ Scott Weinberg,
"Carter, who goes to Seattle to hunt down his brother's killer, may have entered a labyrinth of evil, but his response to it ... is as hollow as it is monolithic."
‑ Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
"The result is Get Carter for dummies, the biggest ones being those who pay to see it. It's also an incoherent, irredeemable mess."
‑ Mark Caro, Chicago Tribune
"The original Get Carter (1971) is better, but this is quite watchable as far as modern-era remakes go."
‑ Chuck O'Leary,
"A few gem scenes buried in the rubble."
‑ Chuck Rudolph, Matinee Magazine
"Fraught with too many loose ends and a glaring lack of focus."
‑ Andrew Manning, Radio Free Entertainment
"How does a numbing mishmash of a movie like this get made?"
‑ Bob Thomas, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"Isn't likely to satisfy either action buffs or the actor's fans."
‑ Kirk Honeycutt, Hollywood Reporter
"Is it a zombie coming to alert us it's time to start shopping for a Halloween costume? No, it's just our old friend Sylvester Stallone, sleepwalking his way through a stillborn crime drama that belongs in a morgue, not in a movie theater."
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
"Get Carter ultimately lacks the courage of its convictions: it can't stand to be thought of as the pulp it so clearly is."
‑ Rob Vaux, Flipside Movie Emporium
"slow moving"
‑ Ross Anthony, Hollywood Report Card
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