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Gambler and conman Jake Green always ran with a bad crowd and it cost him seven years in jail. After his release, Jake becomes unbeatable at the tables using a formula for the ultimate con that he learned from two mysterious prisoners while on the inside. Now, he is ready to take his revenge against Dorothy Macha, the man responsible for his jail time. Macha is plotting to eliminate his ruthless rival, Lord John, and has staked his credibility on a huge drug deal with the all-powerful Sam Gold. Jake visits Macha at his casino and humiliates him publicly in a game of chance. Macha, fearing more… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 17%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"[A]bout as compelling a brief for Kabbalah as Battlefield Earth was for scientology."
‑ Christopher Orr, The New Republic
"It's an irritating, repetitive and pretentious psycho-metaphysical con-job that's ultimately about transcending the ego, and it owes a significant debt to the 1960s The Prisoner TV show -- but isn't nearly in the same artistic league."
‑ Mark Rahner, Seattle Times
"Revolver taps into a struggle everyone faces that only a small few have been able to relate to. It's not that this film isn't a mess, but that mountain of a mess is on top of a shiny gem of a film that is worthy of being admired."
‑ Chris Sawin,
"It's not worth the bother."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Ritchie has packed Revolver with so much 'substance' that it completely overwhelms his still somewhat charming style."
‑ Josh Bell, Las Vegas Weekly
"Not the disaster described in the British press but unlikely to restore Ritchie's luster."
‑ Sid Smith, Chicago Tribune
"Guy Ritchie's greasy little noir Revolver is good grindhouse fun until a last act that's like a meeting of a psychoanalysts' convention."
‑ Kyle Smith, New York Post
"An unwieldy, short-circuiting film, packing "more tricks than a clown's pocket" yet imbued with brute spiritual force"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"Like De Palma before him, Ritchie knows how to express substance through style."
‑ Rob Humanick, Stranger Song
"If I understand the ending properly, [this] is an infomercial for one or another school of New Age-y psychology/philosophy. ... a touchy-feely ultraviolent gangster flick. Come over here and give Scarface a hug, you big gruff pussycat."
‑ Andy Klein, Los Angeles CityBeat
"The plot isn't intellectually challenging as much as it is confusing, and yet the big twist is completely telegraphed. Ritchie has created a movie that is patronizingly obvious one minute and impenetrable the next."
‑ Peter Hartlaub, San Francisco Chronicle
"Between the manic editing, atrocious acting, and laughably pretentious narration, Ritchie's tired tricks feel like empty distractions in a game of three-card Monte."
‑ Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News
"Jesus, this is a stupid movie."
‑ Walter Chaw, Film Freak Central
"... given Ritchie's penchant for flashy, in-your-face twists, we trust all will be revealed in good time. But as "Revolver" rolls on -- and on and on and on -- it becomes painfully apparent that Ritchie's firing blanks."
‑ Carol Cling, Las Vegas Review-Journal
"Revolver is bat**** crazy, and I mean that as a high compliment."
‑ Keith Uhlich, UGO
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