Dec. 7, 2007, 4:52 p.m. CST
by Gil Brooks
The words "trying to hard" come to mind...
Dec. 7, 2007, 4:52 p.m. CST
thats all i have to say. i'll probably watch this too on dvd one day.
Dec. 7, 2007, 4:53 p.m. CST
Give me a fuckin' break. LOCK STOCK was good. SNATCH was just serving up leftovers. REVOLVER looks like a shit he took after devouring USUAL SUSPECTS and OCEANS 11 too many times....
Dec. 7, 2007, 4:54 p.m. CST
Dec. 7, 2007, 4:56 p.m. CST
by Gil Brooks
"trying TOO hard"
Dec. 7, 2007, 5 p.m. CST
Is a DERP!
Dec. 7, 2007, 5 p.m. CST
Loved "Lock, Stock..." and "Snatch." Never even wasted my time thinking about seeing "Swept Away," but I'm gonna have to at least check this one out. Ritchie's first two flicks have ridiculously high re-watchability (is that a word?).
Dec. 7, 2007, 5:06 p.m. CST
not a good idea
Dec. 7, 2007, 5:09 p.m. CST
I guessing it's somewhere between 3 and 4 years. Madonna has done wonders for his career.
Dec. 7, 2007, 5:15 p.m. CST
by Z 008
Theres a new Guy Richie movie? Sweet
Dec. 7, 2007, 5:20 p.m. CST
Not you, Harry.
Dec. 7, 2007, 5:25 p.m. CST
Everybody called that flick warmed-over Tarantino when, in actuality, it was Americanized Ritchie all the way. It had MUCH more in common with Snatch than Pulp Fiction. As for this one, it sounds like his second swinganamiss (after Swept Away). Think I'll wait for Rockadoodle or whatever the fuck his next one's called.
Dec. 7, 2007, 5:27 p.m. CST
that headline sounds like a gay double-entendre.. sucks for Capone
Dec. 7, 2007, 6:04 p.m. CST
Just bad. Trust me; I usually like way too much.
Dec. 7, 2007, 6:26 p.m. CST
seriously. god awful. great cast, not that bad a story and then...wtf happens? it just goes to shit at the end.
Dec. 7, 2007, 6:37 p.m. CST
Is an insult to great big steaming piles of shit. Fuck knows what Guy Ritchie was thinking about when he made this movie but it is devoid of ANY kind of story or, for that matter, something that remotely resembles a story. Total crap.
Dec. 7, 2007, 6:38 p.m. CST
by Lloyd Bonafide the Korean War Veteran
but can he handle 'in the name of the king?'
Dec. 7, 2007, 6:58 p.m. CST
Subtract Matthew Vaughn as producer/collaborator, add Madonna as wife/collaborator, and divide by overdone 'flashy movie' clichés out there today. It all equals Guy Richie is FUCKED.
Dec. 7, 2007, 7:16 p.m. CST
Dec. 7, 2007, 7:29 p.m. CST
He's a great director, Revolver has some really cool sequences - look out for Mark Strong as the bald, glasses wearing hitman - whenever he's on screen cool stuff happens. But ultimnately the film fails big time with an awful rehashing of about 3 already cliched "twists". Also Statham argues with himself in a lift and it's just fucking embarassing for all concerned.
Dec. 7, 2007, 7:41 p.m. CST
...for me to poop on!
Dec. 7, 2007, 8 p.m. CST
by Gil Brooks
as Winona Ryder is to musicians. Talent suckers.
Dec. 7, 2007, 8:05 p.m. CST
by William Landis
Terrifically cool, totally fresh and thoroughly entertaining! Jason Statham and Guy Ritchie set the screen on fire! Destined to become a new classic, Revolver is a perfect teen dream. It has everything that makes a movie totally cool: laughs, adventure, spirit, hot music, drama and of course BRITNEY! Britney rocks! She is like a comet. A talent of her magnitude only comes around once in a lifetime and you can't take your eyes off her when she is on screen in this totally cool and delightfully hip movie.
Dec. 7, 2007, 8:34 p.m. CST
I was just watching Edward Scissorhands yesterday and my God... Madonna on the other hand? Not worth it.
Dec. 7, 2007, 9:15 p.m. CST
and Can't remember it at all...
Dec. 7, 2007, 9:17 p.m. CST
by Dr Uwe Boll
Burt Reynolds as a yee-olde age King... the mind just fuckin' boggles and now Boll's doing Far Cry. Jeezus, stop... please!
Dec. 7, 2007, 9:18 p.m. CST
Saw it a couple months ago, think I still have it on my computer some where. Its easy to find on the interwebs
Dec. 7, 2007, 9:53 p.m. CST
Pheeeww. Got THAT out of my system
Dec. 7, 2007, 10:37 p.m. CST
I am a fan of Ritchie's Snatch and Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and thought I would enjoy Revolver. The characters were interesting but the story was bad... How many times does the viewer have to hear about playing chess? Statham's character was too weak for being the main character and was wasted in this film. Fans of Ritchie's other films will feel let down by the psychological turn the movie takes. It seems like it tries to be another Usual Suspects. I really felt let down by this film and hope that Ritchie's next film will be better.
Dec. 7, 2007, 10:43 p.m. CST
I could be wrong, but fuck me if it isn't REALLY familiar.
Dec. 7, 2007, 11:09 p.m. CST
by Bernard Black
Poor Ray Liotta. That scene seemed like one of those "trust the director" moments that went horribly wrong.
Dec. 8, 2007, 1:49 a.m. CST
..what in the name of holy fuck was that anime sequence about?<p>If it wasn't for Sorter, I would have probably not made it through the whole film
Dec. 8, 2007, 2:41 a.m. CST
The movie is a trainwreck. Maybe repeate viewings would clarify things, but why risk your eyesight? Avoid.
Dec. 8, 2007, 3:43 a.m. CST
I saw this movie in the UK a couple of years ago and it was a total mess with occassional moments of competence and even excitement. Why has it taken so long to hit the US? Is it true that this is a new, re-edited version?
Dec. 8, 2007, 4:49 a.m. CST
This film is a jumbled mess of Kabbalah-inspired jizz. Anyone looking for a return to form will be SORELY disappointed.
Dec. 8, 2007, 5:51 a.m. CST
It's as shit as all his other stuff . . .so actually he never lost form
Dec. 8, 2007, 6:10 a.m. CST
by jasper Stillwell
was on the original promotion run in the UK was watching Ritchie struggling in interviews to deal with the philosophical issues he claimed were in his own film. Shit. Plain and simple. This guy gives Vritflicks a bad name when Peter Chelsom goes unlauded.
Dec. 8, 2007, 6:11 a.m. CST
by jasper Stillwell
about the sentence construction there...I'm struggling a bit myself here it seems!
Dec. 8, 2007, 6:14 a.m. CST
by random dude
Waiting for a pun? Ain't gonna happen. That's the way it is, you fuckers.
Dec. 8, 2007, 6:49 a.m. CST
Dec. 8, 2007, 7:08 a.m. CST
under his belt, lock and snatch were perfect examples of crime comedies, swept was a total fuckup and revolver just melted my head but boy can that lad direct coolness i just hope rockn is a return to greatness cause revolver had moments of greatness ruined by a total headfuck of a second half
Dec. 8, 2007, 7:10 a.m. CST
and i still dont get it. Revolver is what happens when you allow your mrs to talk you into putting mystical Kabbalah bollocks into a gangster movie making it a big mess. Guy keep your wifey away from your work or your career is doomed.
Dec. 8, 2007, 7:14 a.m. CST
But it's a great film. Seriously.
Dec. 8, 2007, 7:46 a.m. CST
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Snatch, Swept Away, Revolver. Painful films. For Swept Away alone he should be given a cell for crimes against cinema. If Madonna wasn't his missus there's no way this guy would still be making movies.
Dec. 8, 2007, 9:04 a.m. CST
No wonder I couldn't find it last year when I first heard about it. Flaws and all, I loved Snatch and can watch it again and again. Yes, all the characters have generally the same rhythm of dialogue, but for me, there are as many fun, memorable lines in that movie as in Spinal Tap. And call me ADD-addled or whatever, but I loved the multiple storylines and the fun Ritchie had with the editing of the shots, sound effects and music. (Not that it matters at all, but I think Snatch also wins the dubious award for the number of f-bombs dropped in a single movie.)
Dec. 8, 2007, 9:10 a.m. CST
The difference between these two movies is a Grand Canyon, which helps to point out the things Ritchie did well in Snatch. For example, if the life-or-death stakes are supposed to be played for gags, keep the characters' deaths oblique instead of in the middle of the frame. In Snatch, you don't see Boris the Blade, Bullet-Tooth Tony, Frankie Four Fingers, or Brick Top's deaths. Every one is handled off-screen. Smokin' Aces loses its fun and momentum with long, weepy, drawn-out death scenes up close, like when Matthew Fox gets killed in the lobby. Tonally, Smokin' Aces was a disaster, jerking the audience from one supposed feeling to the next with no rhythm at all. Hated that shit movie.
Dec. 8, 2007, 9:19 a.m. CST
and it was universally despised.<p> Lock stock was okay if overrated but Snatch was a genuinely good film: Ritchie needs to pull his head out of his ass and get back to doing decent movies.
Dec. 8, 2007, 11:07 a.m. CST
was hogtied, slashed across the throat, drained, dumped in a quarry and shovelled over with pigshit a year ago in Britain.
Dec. 8, 2007, 11:18 a.m. CST
isnt this review a bit late? like two years too late.
Dec. 8, 2007, 11:31 a.m. CST
erm... what would they be then? 'Classic films'? Are you sure? What colour is the sky on that planet you're on? It's sure isn't blue! And oh yeh, revolver is a mess. The clue is the fact that it took 2 years to release stateside. Always a dead giveaway.
Dec. 8, 2007, 11:48 a.m. CST
But unlike his other films it isn't for the general cinemagoer who can't use his brain and watch a film at the same time. It's a far more cerebral movie than GR's previous movies and the whole chess-structure and Kaballah facets seeded into the narrative will simply fly over the majority of the audiences heads as it did most reviewers two years ago. Definately his best work to date and has some sweetly edited sequences (Sorters shoot-out in the house and Jakes Elevator transition) that prove this guys has more than just a few ideas when he has a camera in his hand that's never going to be for the likes of the average joe-shmo. ..why is it everytime somebody doesn't understand a movie, they have to question the film instead of their general ability to understand it fully, or simply appreciate that there may be more to the film than they can acquire in one sitting regardless of how smart they think they are?
Dec. 8, 2007, 12:03 p.m. CST
by lex romero
it was shit. There's a "complex" film and then there's just a "confusing" film CeeJay. Richie may have started out with some intersting ideas but it just spirals into nonsense in the second half, get the feeling he just threw in every idea plus the kitchen sink. It's nothing to do with the "general cinemagoer" being stupid, it's just a bad film.
Dec. 8, 2007, 12:09 p.m. CST
I haven't seen Revolver yet, but as far I'm concerned he's 2 for 3. Swept Away sucked balls, but Lock Stock and Snatch were solid, no? There's no Smoking Aces w/out Ritchie ... so if Carnahan's biting your shit, you must be pretty good no?
Dec. 8, 2007, 1:28 p.m. CST
I'm your neighbor to the north. To be fair, there is a pretty huge chunk of your population that do indeed seem pretty damned stupid. The entire evangelical population, the deep south, large parts of Texas. It doesn't mean YOU or people you know are dumb, but be realistic, there are some dumb, dumb motherfuckers in your country. And your country IS infamous for having these segments of the population. The funniest thing I've noticed from when I worked in a call center, is that every single person I ever talked to on the phone from Alabama, the Carolinas or Tennessee referred to themselves as 'a dummy' at least once in the conversation. And then laughed, like they were proud of it.
Dec. 8, 2007, 1:33 p.m. CST
That MTV Tarantino wannabe must disappear.
Dec. 8, 2007, 2:18 p.m. CST
how good Matthew Vaughn's work has been, and how bad Ritchie's, since they parted ways. I suspect something of a Spielberg/Hooper kind of deal went down with those early films.
Dec. 8, 2007, 2:32 p.m. CST
stylish films. They're hardly classics, but they're solid movies. I think most people have a backlash attitude towards Ritchie and his films. I hope Revolver is a return to form (the pseudo-theological crap has me worried). It's not like there's an abundance of great cinema out there and if there were more directors at least on the level of Ritchie, then the cineplex would be a much nicer place to visit.
Dec. 8, 2007, 6:31 p.m. CST
by 'Cholera's Ghost
Brits seem to blend just the right amount of subtlety and over-the-top. I've never laughed my ass off as much as with the original Office, the Ritchie crime-o-dies, Pegg and Frost, Monty Python, etc....it just works for me.
Dec. 8, 2007, 9:12 p.m. CST
up until the last 5 minutes... I mean the story is punchy and has lots of balls, but the punch is somewhat "blah"... <p>I'm not saying it's a fukking masterpiece, or that it sucked like Madonna in a 12 inch sausage convention, but it held up for most of the movie, kept you wanted to see what was about to happen next, maybe that's why the punch is somewhat blah... Because you expect too much from it.<p>Anyhow, maybe not for everyone, but it's at least a rental if you don't want to risk the night out.
Dec. 8, 2007, 9:17 p.m. CST
HANDS DOWN!! <P> The fact that some people are so frustrated by it that they scream about it being nonsense should be enough convincing. Anything that effective deserves to been seen and judged yourself.
Dec. 8, 2007, 10:15 p.m. CST
and no, not like that. I thought he perfected what he started out with in Lock Stock (which I also thought was fantastic). I don't care if he keeps retreading this ground, as long as I get more colourful characters and crazy integrated story lines paired with great music. Count me in. Is that what this is?
Dec. 9, 2007, 1 a.m. CST
by 'Cholera's Ghost
I had posts disappear before for NO FUCKING REASON other than that MAYBE they were so devastating, so cruel, such a brutal unleashing of critical vocabulary, such an unholy concentration of righteous fury, that no talkback dared hold them and live with itself.
Dec. 9, 2007, 6:40 a.m. CST
You of all people should know that every culture has its "less desirables", after all a canadian "hick" is something to be marveled at. Truth be told, when a population reaches a certain size, its idiots are a demographic. A demographic that is easily marketable. Studios would themselves be stupid not to exploit this, problem is they are REALLY exploiting it. It seems they are at the point where they are making extremely bad movies just to make their bad movies look better.
Dec. 9, 2007, 8:44 a.m. CST
by Steve Rogers
Seriously, if you value your money, time, and brain cells do not go and watch this over-cooked, overwrought, pretentious farrago. Ritchie has seen The Usual Suspects, Kill Bill (Vol 1), and Goodfellas and stolen riffs and motids from these much better films, stirred them in with a bunch of kabbalah bullshit nonsense (Mr Green, Mr Gold - fuck off) and emerged with this terrible mess. The great Ray Liotta is reduced to standing around in his underpants, gut hanging, pointing a gun at an empty lift - CRYING - and repeating "fear me" over and over. It really is the worst kind of pretentious bollocks and rightly died a swift and ugly death here in the UK. Guy Ritchie is a joke, and so is this film. AVOID.
Dec. 9, 2007, 12:08 p.m. CST
by El Fuego
Saw this in 2005 at Toronto Film Fest. It made very little sense, but it was cool to watch... apparently they've tried to make it a little more sensible. I'll give it another try... it was fun.
Dec. 9, 2007, 12:09 p.m. CST
The movie had promise until it tried to get too smart and ended up being a pile of shizer.
Dec. 9, 2007, 1:16 p.m. CST
But not in practice.
Dec. 9, 2007, 10:17 p.m. CST
If you look you can find a DVD rip that plays pristine and for free online. I'd advise it as this movie is not worth the rental cost. I watched it for free and it still pissed me off. Fuck this movie. That is all.
Dec. 9, 2007, 11:59 p.m. CST
the dvd has been out here for ages but i can still remember how much i hated it. ritchie wants to be something he's not. he can not pull this shit off!
Dec. 10, 2007, 1:48 a.m. CST
by The Dum Guy
But, if it flashes to anime.... is it like Natural Born Killers or something that is supposed to be over-the-top?
Dec. 10, 2007, 2:13 a.m. CST
there's a very good reason this pile of shit was not released for so long in the US - IT STINKS!! <br> <br> just can't figure out which bright spark decided now's a good time?? does Madonna have a new record coming out?
Dec. 10, 2007, 8:27 a.m. CST
2 movies they made together: Lock Stock and Snatch. After they split Vaughn made Layer Cake and Stardust while Ritchie made Swept Away and this horrible piece of shit Revolver. Pretty clear which one of the 2 had the talent.
Dec. 10, 2007, 11:05 a.m. CST
not too long ago, and I can't for the life of me remember what is was about at all? But i could tell you the Snatch plot down to a T and I haven't watched that movie in like 3 years? But I got pretty stoked when I saw a big lobby display for Reign of the King are what ever its called in the Theater this weekend!Statham! BOWL! Matthew Lillard! Of course this movie will make it to my theater! Seriously Statham, you need to calm down on your movie selections, your gonna Vinnie Jones yourself. Man I hope they have a double feature with the upcome Bowl! Zack Ward! Oscar fest.
Dec. 11, 2007, 3:14 p.m. CST
But if you can say that Snatch or Lock Stock sucked with a straight face, you can fuck right off, fuck your mother and have your fucking eyes sewn shut and your eardrums popped. You don't deserve to watch movies, because you have no taste. Those movies were hilarious, and if you're too thick to grasp that, well, I'm surprised you're literate. Sorry, but I'll say the same thing who knocks the Big Lebowski or Fear and Loathing. Some movies are just that funny, and I take that kind of funny very seriously. If you didn't enjoy Ritchie's other films, what the hell are you even doing here? Oh yeah, you're over opinionated D-bags with nothin' but free time on your hands. Pathetic.