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DVD Reviews: Get Carter

The Final Say!

Review Score
Reviewed by Tory Favro
Review Date: 17 June 2002
Distributed by: Roadshow

This is one of those movies that is hard to either watch or walk away from. Stallone plays the part of Jack Carter, a collector for a Las Vegas loan shark. He is the best at his job and not someone you would want to get on the wrong side of. So when his brother is killed in an accident, Jack returns home to Seattle as foul play seems to have played a part in his brothers demise.

As he gets deeper into the mystery surrounding his brother's death, Jack uncovers even more illicit goings-on, including a corrupt computer billionaire, an internet porn ring and a bevy of local mobsters with ties to Jack's past.

Tension surrounds his family that he hasn't seen in five years as Jack gets closer to solving the puzzle of his brother's death.

There is nothing wrong with Get Carter as many of you would assume from the low score. It's a good solid movie that is paced well from start to finish. However there is nothing new or innovative that would elevate the score that I have given it. Stallone is fairly wooden throughout, however in part that can be attributed to the character. The disc looks good and sounds fine, however there is not a great deal of work that has been put into it. There is a noticeable pause when layers of the DVD are changed.

Get Carter is certainly worth a look at if you have nothing better to do, but as to whether it is a good purchase for a keeper, I am not certain - unless of course you are a Stallone fan.

- Tory Favro

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