I don't get it. Guy Ritchie + Luc Besson = A whole lot of non-sensical pretention. I didn't have a bloody blue's clue what was going on...
In parts, this is excellent. An animated sequence. Ray Liotta getting angry. Jason Statham's best performance. Mark Strong. Some creative violence. The soundtrack. And the visual style. Oh my, the style...
My least favourite Ritchie movie, but then again, I've never seen Swept Away...
Guy Ritchie can be a polarising director. Short of his debacle "Swept Away" this is probably his least well known and loved film. It has been accused of being both pretentious and unfathomable with a plot so confusing it makes your head hurt. Harsh,but true.
Yes it does have moments of "what the fuck is going here" but if you stick with it I think it delivers something truly quite original. Chess masters,confidence tricksters,mysterious gangsters and a revenge plot are…
Revolver seems to be Guy Ritchie's most divisive film, and with good reason. He attempted to merge his own brand of fun gangster flick with elements of psychological thrillers. He kept a lot of the details of what was going on until the end as some sort of big twist, but I think the film would've been better if he'd revealed more throughout. Since I've seen this tons of times, I know what to expect, and I love it! It…
Yepp, just re-watched this for the second time in the last 11 days. And I maintain that it's the most under-appreciated movie ever made.
"I must crucify the ego before it's far too late."
- Reflection, by Tool
For the first half hour of this movie I was not having a good time. The acting was rough, the editing all over the place, the narrative completely nonsensical. It was a bit of a chore.
And then people started turning into cartoons and I stopped trying to make sense of it and starting enjoying it for the daffy bit of ridiculousness that it was.
I'm sure this film makes sense to Guy Ritchie and Guy Ritchie alone, but I…
Fantastic movie that really makes you think for weeks later on. The thing about this movie is, you either love it or hate it. I think everyone has to see this masterpiece by Guy Ritchie because he really has outdone himself.
If you watch this movie with the intention of watching just an action move, like Snatch, or Lost, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, you will be sorely disappointed. If, however you watch it for it's cleverly hidden messages, what…
It looks very pretty and features what might be Jason Statham's finest acting performance, but it doesn't make a lick of sense. Maybe I just didn't "get it," but it all seemed like self-involved bullshit to me.
Describir esta película como "pretenciosa" me parece simplista, y es que parece que es el hijo no querido de Guy Ritchie, incluso en su estreno fue muy mal recibida por la crítica (seguramente esperaban algo más Snatchiano). La verdad es que yo desde la primera vez que la vi quedé gratamente sorprendido.
Incluso si no gustan de la "metáfora" y la alusión al ego que da el sentido a la película, se pueden encontrar escenas de tiroteos memorables y la que es, a mí gusto, la mejor actuación de Jason Statham.
This review is of the UK version, NOT the recut US release.
A spectacular film ruined by marketing and Hollywood politics.
After the lukewarm reception of Guy Ritchie's original UK cut of Revolver (which was marketed as a testosterone-infused gangster flick but should really be considered a psychological thriller), Europa Corp decided to recut the film to appeal to a more "mainstream" demographic before releasing it in the United States. This involved effectively neutering the most powerful psychological concepts at…
This movie couldn't decide whether it wanted to be a crime film or a psychological thriller and it ends up being way too pretentious for its own good without achieving anything. There are other directors out there who are more suitable for the the type of film Guy Ritchie was trying to make here. André was good though and it was neat seeing Statham with hair.
Con film trying to be an art house film and failing at both. Overly confusing and lacking smarts on the con side and torturous and childish on the film-making side. A waste of time.
Probably Guy Richie's masterwork that has proved itself to be the filmic equivalent of Marmite, Revolver continues to entertain and bemuse all these years later and rewards repeated viewings.
What starts out as another gangster flick, albeit with Richie's by now recognisable visual flourishes, twists and turns more times than a cat in a shoebox.
With lighting and sets that haven't been attempted since Argento's Inferno, this is a visual feast, with a sound design that belies the usual trappings…