Get Carter (2000)

STEPHEN KAY

Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5

USA, 2000.  Morgan Creek Entertainment, Franchise Pictures, The Canton Company, Epsilon Motion Pictures, Carter Productions.  Screenplay by , based on the novel Jack’s Return Home by .  Cinematography by .  Produced by , , .  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by .  

Sylvester Stallone‘s near-comeback was thwarted by the poor box office reception of this interesting little drama. It’s a shame, because while it offers no imaginative visual effects or high-octane action scenes, it does have a strong screenplay and terrific acting from the entire cast. Stallone plays a gangster who shows up in Las Vegas to find out more about the death of his brother, with whom he hadn’t spoken in years. Naturally, his sister-in-law (Miranda Richardson) is wary of his presence, while her daughter () is open to getting to know this new member of her family. Great photography and a wonderful ending, though it won’t hold everyone’s interest who watches it. Michael Caine, who played the lead in the original, appears in a great supporting role.

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