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Old 09-13-05, 12:50 PM
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Guy Ritchie's Revolver

So, there's this Guy Ritchie movie called Revolver and it's getting a TON of bad press.




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The trailer is available here [Quicktime Direct Link]

BBC: Critics savage Ritchie's new film
Ireland Online: Ritchie's Revolver mauled by critics

"This movie is now my gauge against which all other movies will be compared...as in, "was it as stupid as Revolver?" I too was in the Toronto International Film Festival audience last night where a room filled with over 2000 people walked out in an eerie silence after being absolutely dumbstruck by 2 hours of sheer nonsense." - user review on IMDB

So far, the movie is not going to be released in America.

Snatch. is one of my all-time favorite movies, and this is highly disappointing. Here's hoping that it's at least entertaining.

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Damn! I'm disappointed to hear that. Lock, Stock is one of my favourites, and I really enjoyed Snatch as well.
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Originally Posted by The Bus
Snatch. is one of my all-time favorite movies, and this is highly disappointing. Here's hoping that it's at least entertaining.
No kidding... didn't like clicking on this thread
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Originally Posted by The Bus
So, there's this Guy Ritchie movie called Revolver and it's getting a TON of bad press.
Really? I've heard that it's brilliant and Guy Ritchie is back to his best.

Seriously, this is a let-down. I, too, love Lock Stock and Snatch (skipped Swept Away, though).
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Originally Posted by DJLinus
Really? I've heard that it's brilliant and Guy Ritchie is back to his best.


I liked Lock, Stock, Snatch is one of my favorite movies, and I like Jason Statham so I will still give Revolver a chance when it comes out on DVD.

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Looking past the fact that I'm not a Richie fan and haven't really enjoyed any of his previous films, I always thought it was pretty apparent that the guy had displayed enough technical talent to one day pull a rabbit out of his hat and create something praise worthy. Sorry to hear this isn't it, however, with Besson's track record of Producing what I feel is essentially worthless crap lately, I guess this shouldn't have come as too much of a surprise.

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I'll still give it a chance since I loved Snatch and dug Lock Stock, but that trailer did nothing for me...
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"surprise of surprises, Revolver turns out to be worse than Swept Away - and not just by a little bit."

James loved it
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I saw it at Toronto. I'm not a fan of Lock, Stock or Snatch so I wasn't expecting to be blown away. I felt they were both stylish but didn't engage me intellectually.

I actually very much enjoyed the first hour or so of "Revolver" and loved the spirit and vibe of the film. Especially the performances of Statham and Andre Benjamin. There is a point when the "plot" takes over and I felt the film went terribly downhill. It's not a good sign when the crowd laughs at the final voice-over of the film.
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too bad. trailers looked so fucking great
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Definitely curious to see this.
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This is the first bad news I have heard about this.
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I think the rating on imdb is around 8. Hopefully it's not that bad. The bmw film he made with Madonna was awesome.
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According to IMDB it's US release is still scheduled for 1/26/06...

Trailers don't look bad... But that's usually the point, right... I'll give it a day in court, why not...
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From Jim Berardinelli:

"To date, Swept Away was universally viewed as Ritchie's worst effort. Revolver is supposed to be his comeback - a return to the genre in which his success was born (Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Snatch). With this movie, we are supposed to believe that the remake of the Lina Wertmuller film was an aberration. But, surprise of surprises, Revolver turns out to be worse than Swept Away - and not just by a little bit.

I have to wonder whether the difference between "old" Ritchie and "new" Ritchie is Matthew Vaughn. Vaughn produced both Lock Stock and Snatch before going on to direct Layer Cake. His name does not appear on the credit list for Revolver - in fact, it has been replaced by that of French schlockmeister Luc Besson, who seems to have his hand in every non-Hollywood action movie. Or maybe Ritchie's recent infatuation with Kabbalah is to blame. Whatever the reason, Revolver is a misfire of shocking proportions. "
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Originally Posted by JaxComet
From Jim Berardinelli:

"To date, Swept Away was universally viewed as Ritchie's worst effort. Revolver is supposed to be his comeback - a return to the genre in which his success was born (Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Snatch). With this movie, we are supposed to believe that the remake of the Lina Wertmuller film was an aberration. But, surprise of surprises, Revolver turns out to be worse than Swept Away - and not just by a little bit.

I have to wonder whether the difference between "old" Ritchie and "new" Ritchie is Matthew Vaughn. Vaughn produced both Lock Stock and Snatch before going on to direct Layer Cake. His name does not appear on the credit list for Revolver - in fact, it has been replaced by that of French schlockmeister Luc Besson, who seems to have his hand in every non-Hollywood action movie. Or maybe Ritchie's recent infatuation with Kabbalah is to blame. Whatever the reason, Revolver is a misfire of shocking proportions. "
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Saw this movie today, I don't get all the bad press to be honest, it isn't great but it's certainly not that bad of a movie.

Hell, I was actually entertained by it for almost its full runtime and it gave stuff to think about at times. Wasn't exactly confusing so much as ambiguous. Ray Liota is a bit annoying and the plot goes haywire, but it's a mostly well-done, largely entertaining movie.

But I appear to be in the minority, so be it. *** / ****

Edit: And yes, it is a bit pretentious in parts. But it never seems forced... but is occasionally laughable.
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Originally Posted by RichC2
Saw this movie today, I don't get all the bad press to be honest, it isn't great but it's certainly not that bad of a movie.

Hell, I was actually entertained by it for almost its full runtime and it gave stuff to think about at times. Wasn't exactly confusing so much as ambiguous. Ray Liota is a bit annoying and the plot goes haywire, but it's a mostly well-done, largely entertaining movie.

But I appear to be in the minority, so be it. *** / ****

Edit: And yes, it is a bit pretentious in parts. But it never seems forced... but is occasionally laughable.
I agree. I too don't understand the harshness of these critics.
I thought it was entertaining, and would recommend it.
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a friend of mine who had seen this at Toronto - really thought this was a disappointing movie.
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If it comes even close to Snatch or Lock, Stock then count me in. wonder if it will get a wide release.
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On the poster, it looks like Statham is doing his best impression of Guy Pearce.
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I watched this the other day and definitely give it a HUGE

The first 30 minutes wasn't great, but it held my interest.

Then the film got exponentially worse as it went on.

As every minute passed I was more and more confused with the plot.
I can forgive a film for being hard to follow if it's interesting, but Revolver felt like a drunk stranger who just won't shut up. The dialog gets extremely tiresome with many sayings and philosophical quotes being constantly repeated throughout the film.

It tries to be important, but it ends up being ridiculous.

This ranks among the worst films of the year.

I see alot of direct-to-video releases from Guy Ritchie in the future.
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Yeah, I didn't understand shit either. And i LOVED Lock, Stock and Snatch.
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I dunno, I still thought it was a relatively straight forward movie.

Spoiler:
guy gets out of jail, borrows some money, makes money by playing off the loans, gains trust by paying back the loans, escapes with the money and lets a few guys that were originally against him take the fall. Decides he wants to join the casino business, his neighbors in soliatairy follow through on their promise ("Take him with them.") but first have to "prep" him - run him through a series of tests to understand the voice in your head is your enemy - and establish him to be able to go in and play similar mindgames on the casino owner (who can't handle it). Of course, the mindgames are nothing without a little backing, so a war is created between Macha and Lord John.


I mean, I may be way off base but that's pretty much what I gathered. There's some quirkiness here and there, but for the most part, it was just a movie about mindset. Just the same, entertaining flick that, while isn't one of the years best movies, its hardly one of the worst.
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I know this movie has gotten a lot of negative reviews but I would really like to check it out. Has anyone here found any info as to when Revolver will be released on DVD here in the US (R1) region?

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