Get Carter
Get Carter (1971)

Get Carter stars Michael Caine as Jack Carter, a powerful British gangster out for blood. His brother has been murdered in Newcastle, prompting Carter to declare a one-man war on other racketeers. Carter must also get his niece out of the… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: October 2, 2001
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Critic Score: 89% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jay Cocks
TIME Magazine

It wallows in its ceaseless bloodbath and emerges like its protagonist -- sleazy and second-rate.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Caine has been mucking about in a series of potboilers, undermining his acting reputation along the way, but Get Carter shows him as sure, fine and vicious -- a good hero for an action movie.

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Film4

Ranks up there with the likes of The Long Good Friday as one of the finest home grown films of the past 30 years.

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Variety Staff
Variety

Mike Hodges' top-notch adaptation of a Ted Lewis novel not only maintains interest but conveys with rare artistry, restraint and clarity the many brutal, sordid and gamy plot turns.

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Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

[VIDEO ESSAY] ...represents the apex of the British Gangster genre for the its realistically gritty tone, fetishized eroticism, and dynamic attention to details...

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Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion

Mike Hodges is a steely Diebenkorn, dry and dangerous

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Time Out

Refusing ever to dwell, it cuts sharp rather than deep, but sharp enough.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

While Caine would like to think of himself as one of Chandler's or Hammett's lonely avengers, he is really nothing more than a vicious brute with a warped sense of honor, trapped between the past and the present.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

Its finest triumph may be that it's still more immediate and brutal than almost any of the films that it inspired.

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Flixster Audience Score: 85% Flixster User Reviews
Bob Stinson
Get Carter fully lives up to it's reputation. Michael Caine is just deadly in the role of gangster on revenge trail. Bravo. Ugly, ugly tale of British… More
xGary Xx
A London gangster returns to his home town for the funeral of his brother and declares war on the local gangsters when he learns the circumstances of his death.… More
Alex roy
This is a classic action thriller that features an engaging storyline and a blistering performance by iconic actor Michael Caine. Get Carter is an engaging… More
Adam Kelly
Like the sleazy and cringing central character, "Get Carter" is a second rate, and cheap piece of cinema. Set against a backdrop of Newcastle in the… More
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Tim Salmons
To me there's always been two Michael Caines. One was the young adventurous actor who would partake in a variety of different film roles. The other is the… More

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