Total Film - 06/01/2000
"...Britain's finest gangster film..." -- 4 out of 5 Stars
USA Today - 11/22/1996
"...Scene for scene it deserves cult status..."
Sight and Sound - 11/01/2000
"...One of the granddaddies of the new wave of British gangster pics....There's a memorable turn from John Osborne..."
Description by OLDIES.com:
When Jack Carter comes to Newcastle to inquire about his brother's mysterious death, racketeers think they can threaten him, rough him up, shoo him away like a fly. Which shows they don't know jack about Carter.
Academy Award-winner Michael Caine plays the relentless title character in this gritty neo-noir. Caine's Carter is a sharp portrait of cold-blooded precision as he connects the dots of a cover-up that leads to a pornography ring (John Osborne plays the flesh peddler's ringleader). Revenge is sweet for Carter. But in the hard world of latter-day film noir, sweet is sure to turn suddenly, violently sour.
Special Features Audio Commentary by Michael Caine, Director Mike Hodges and Cinematographer Wolfgang Suschitzky 2 Theatrical Trailers Languages and Subtitles: English & French (Main Feature Only)
A small-time street tough from London finds himself enmeshed in a web of deceit, blackmail, and murder when he investigates the circumstances surrounding the death of his brother in Newcastle. GET CARTER is a hard-as-nails British crime movie, featuring a brutal performance by Michael Caine that stands as one of his best. The film is based on the novel JACK'S RETURN HOME by Ted Lewis. It was remade for a blaxploitation audience a year later as HIT MAN, and in 2000 Sylvester Stallone starred in a remake, with Michael Caine making an appearance in the film as well.
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