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..."
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.