Action / Crime / Drama / Mystery / Thriller

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 17%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 56%
IMDb Rating 6.5 10 80571


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Jason Statham as Jake Green
Ray Liotta as Dorothy Macha
Mark Strong as Sorter
Francesca Annis as Lily Walker
498.46 MB
23.976 fps
1hr 51 min
P/S 4 / 25

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Fujiko-san 4 / 10

This is one hell of a weird movie - and also not very good.

I don't even know where to start.

The premise is a very interesting one, but the script is full of useless characters and stylistic flourishes that confuse and bewilder. At one point in the middle, I even thought I had perhaps taken acid by mistake. The sudden dive into flashes of hand-drawn animation are never explained or even justified.

We are treated to endless, mind-numbing flashbacks, unexpectedly lacklustre acting by Andre 3000, the dialog (or voice over) is ofttimes cliche and tacked together, there are characters and plot lines that make no sense (though some are quite charming)...

Basically, the script is terrible. There is no getting around it- despite valiant efforts from Liotta and Stratham.

Visually it is VERY interesting, however. The decors are off the hook. The koreans are pretty amazing and every scene their boss is in- well freaking electric. There is this killer played by Mark Strong (I always have a soft spot for him) and this little girl who deserve a story all their own.

This cannot save the weak ending, however, (par for the course) and the vague moral lacks punch and does the message a terrible disservice.

Reviewed by blanchjoe 9 / 10

If you Know this Film, you do not Know this film.

Under the guise of a standard "shootem-up" action movie, even going to the point of hiring standard well trained action movie actors, this is instead, and in actuality, an exploration into the nature of the individuated-self sense, and the meaning of how we perceive.

For those seeking entertainment, or a well directed action movie, you will be confused, frustrated, and disappointed. This is not a conventional film, and it is dealing with a wholly unconventional subject, one that the vast majority of viewers will not understand.

The hero of this story must completely awaken from the dream of his conditional existence and the limited individuated egoic "self" cannot be accomplished by "one's-self".

That which supports and maintains perception accomplishes that process, and the process requires the complete transcendence and dissolution of the egoic self, via absolute surrender of the process of attention away from the individuated self sense, onto that which support, sustains and is "not" the individuated self sense.

In many ways this film is a Luc Besson / Guy Ritche modern Koan.


Reviewed by Dan Franzen (dfranzen70) 3 / 10

I don't think so, Statham.

Revolver is a Guy Ritchie movie, so I figured there'd be a lot of mayhem, with blazing gunfire, mumbled British dialog, and car chases. And Jason Statham is in it! But that's not really what I got. Instead, this is more of a psychological thriller, and that's not Ritchie's forte. There are more minds being blown than there are heads being blown off, that much I can tell you. Which made this movie a bit of a disappointment to me.

Statham plays Jake Green, a gambler just out of jail after seven years. Soon after his release, he's winning games of chance left and right. Which doesn't sit will with his nemesis, one Dorothy (!) Macha (Ray Liotta), who owns the casino where Jake's winning his winnings. When Macha's goons go after Jake, he receives some unexpected help from a couple of strangers – the suave Avi (Andre Benjamin) and the burly Zach (Vincent Pastore). They'll keep Macha's hounds at bay, for a price – all of Jake's money and his willing participation in their own loan-sharking racket.

This still sounds like a fun movie. And let's not forget, "revolver" is right there in the title, too. But as the story progresses, it becomes less and less about feuding and fussing and fighting than about mind games. Who are Zach and Avi? Is Macha insane? Why won't these people just shoot each other? The body count is way too low for this sort of genre thriller. Heck, after a while I began questioning my own eyes. Was Jake actually hallucinating the whole thing? Maybe Jake wasn't real, either. Maybe I was the one hallucinating! Maybe I'm in Purgatory, endlessly watching the same boring Guy Ritchie movie. It's not quite Hell – that'd be watching any Uwe Boll movie on a loop – but it feels just as tedious.

Revolver seems like a baffling foray into a theater of the absurd for a director who's not known for overly cerebral flourishes in his work. That's not to say that Ritchie's earlier films are for dummies only – they're fun, visceral treats, for the most part, and a lot of fun. But this one? This one was dull and inscrutable. The novelty of seeing Jason Statham with hair wore off rather quickly, although he's just as good in this movie as he is in almost any other movie (except maybe Spy, where he was hilariously good). Liotta is an unhinged menace, as he typically is. It was nice to see Vincent Pastore playing someone who's not a low-level organized-crime fall guy, though. And Andre Benjamin is smooth. But no, and I fully intend this pun, Revolver is a misfire.

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