Create Game Lists on MeltedJoystick.com
FilmCrave home
   Movies  Members
Search +
Searching... Close  
Are you sure you want to delete this comment?
  
 
  Login Using Facebook
Twitter
 
     
 

Get Carter (1971) Movie Reviews

Your Rating:
 
 
Buy Get Carter (1971) DVD from AmazonBuy Get Carter (1971) DVD from Amazon  Add to List: Add to movie listWrite Review +Request correction +Submit a plot +

Full Movie Reviews

1 - 3 of 3 

  View Daniel Corleone's Profile
Daniel Corleone
Movie God
 

11/17/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Get Carter (1971) review

One of the popular British flicks of the 70's. Gangster Jack Carter (Michael Caine) tries to avenge his brothers supposed accidental death. Soundtrack, direction and pace was just grueling in the perception of this reviewer. Some shots were fillers, which eventually slows the story while the love scenes a bit obscene/overlong. Despite some stylish direction and violence, some better editing could have been utilized. The action brutal for its era and Caine was very convincing. Plot was fresh and the conclusion was fitting for such a figure. Soundtrack was fair and support average in their portrayals. Overall, an influential brutal gritty action flick that is emulated by current directors with themes of vengeance, gangsters and violence.

Rating of
2.5/4 

Write comment +View all reviews + Was this review helpful? Yes   No
 
 
  View Yojimbo's Profile
Yojimbo
Movie God
 

06/25/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

"Get Carter" by Yojimbo

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. Get Carter is a seminal British thriller and one of Michael Caine's most iconic roles. Although set very much in the height of the swinging sixties, it concentrates more on the seedy underbelly of the times rather than the hedonistic chic of the likes of The Italian Job. It's unrelentingly bleak and nihilistic tone set it apart from most thrillers of the time, taking a lot of cues from John Boorman's Point Blank and sharing the hard-boiled tone of its American contemporary Dirty Harry. Caine is at his most charismatic and is always supremely watchable despite playing a fundamentally morally bankrupt and unsympathetic character; he...

Rating of
3/4 

read more +
 
Write comment +View all reviews + Was this review helpful? Yes   No
 
 
  View Andrew's Profile
Andrew
Producer
 

05/22/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

A brutal portrayal of moral depravity

Get Carter is a brutal and nasty film. But, it works. It's depiction of violence in the British underworld was shocking at the time, but is hardly shocking today. It is an unromantic depiction of gangsterism that shows just how morally depraved these sort of people are.

Jack Carter (Michael Caine) is a London-based but Newcastle-born gangster who returns to his hometown after the death of his brother Frank. While Frank's death is chalked up as an alcohol fueled car accident, Jack is suspicious. He is convinced that Frank's death was not a suicide and investigates by himself, leading to a confrontation with local crime figures.

Get Carter features a great performance from Michael Caine. Caine effectively uses his working class background to tap into his character, using his ...

Rating of
3/4 

read more +
 
Write comment +View all reviews + Was this review helpful? Yes   No
 
 
1    
 
 
Log In
Help on how to log into FilmCrave
Login with Facebook
Login with FilmCrave
 
 
What Members Are Doing
Movie Talk
New Movie Reviews
New Movie Lists
Top Films of 2012 by Neobowler
Movies First Seen in 2017 by royaluglydudes
Top Movie List by Seth
Movies I've Watched by Chris Ghost
2016 Rated and Ranked by Chris Kavan
2013 by Karmand
movies of 2017 by skater4159
Movies Watched by Sunbutt

 

 

 

Contact FilmCrave Public Relations    

Advertise and Business

Developer API

Contact Us

Jobs

About us

SiteMap

 

Support FilmCrave

FAQ and Help

News and Press

Terms of Use

Privacy