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Get Carter

Posted by martinteller on December 10, 2009

Nihilistic but mostly entertaining revenge thriller, the first feature by Mike Hodges.  The only other thing I’ve seen by him is Flash Gordon… a childhood favorite, but somewhat dreary camp nonsense now.  There’s no discernible similarity between this film and that one, but I did get a really strong Peckinpah vibe from it.  Anyone who reads my crappy little reviews knows I’m not a Peckinpah fan, and the same kind of things rubbed me the wrong way in this case.  While I don’t entirely disagree with this sort of worldview, I just don’t get off on seeing it in the movies.  Still, there are fun elements, mostly in the thriller aspects as Caine gets himself into and out of sticky situations.  Rating: 7


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