Get Carter [2000]

MPAA Rating: R

Entertainment: +2

Content: -3

This remake of Michael Caines 1971 film changes countries and leading man, but Caine is still involved in a lesser role. After hearing of his brothers death in a drunk driving accident, Jack Carter (Sylvester Stallone), a mob enforcer in Las Vegas, travels to Seattle for the funeral. But when he gets there, he begins to suspect foul play. That leads him to Cyrus Paice (Mickey Rourke), an old acquaintance from Carters days on the Seattle crime scene. And while he suspects that Cyrus was involved in his brothers death, he has no proof to back it up. During his search for the elusive piece of evidence, Carter gets to know his niece, Doreen (Rachel Leigh Cook). Through his relationship with her and his search for his brothers killer, Carter hopes to attain a measure of redemption for the mistakes hes made. GET CARTER has a decent premise and a solid cast, but lacks the story development to hold all the events together. Add several scenes of simply laughable dialogue, and this film may start with a bang at the box office, but its sure to trail off quickly.

Carter admits that his life has turned out to be less than it should have. He has made mistakes and hurt those closest to him. But he seeks to amend his broken family relationships through Doreen, who has shut everyone but Carter out of her life. Carter also wants justice for his brothers murder, although his brand of justice tends to be of the vigilante type. His reckless style leads to many fights and beatings, most with Carter on the offensive. And while no actual killing is shown on camera, a few dead bodies are shown in the aftermath of their meetings with Carter. Theres little to no sexual content, although a video pictures a woman forced to have sex, but all the audience hears are brief snippets of her saying no. That leaves extensive violence and foul language to discourage viewers from going to GET CARTER.

Preview Reviewer: John Adair
Warner Bros., 4000 Warner Blvd., Burbank, CA 91522

The following categories contain objective listings of film content which contribute to the subjective numeric Content ratings posted to the left and on the Home page.

Crude Language: Many (21) times Mild 6, moderate 15

Obscene Language: Many (49) times F-word 29, s-word 15, other 5

Profanity: Many (14) times Regular (GD 6, C 3, J 1, For G sake 1, Swear to C 1); Exclamatory 2 (OG)

Violence: Many times Mild and moderate (men punched, kicked, shoved, man thrown through car window, man dragged from car, dead woman who overdosed, dead man shown after thrown from building, car accident, man breaks through glass door, man shot off camera)

Sex: Once Implied (man watches video of rape, audience only hears girl saying no)

Nudity: None; Near Nudity: Once (women in underwear on video)

Sexual Dialogue/Gesture: Few times (man accuses another of having sex with his girlfriend, scene in adult Internet club - no explicit content shown)

Drugs: Cigarettes, alchol drinking, cocaine use

Other: Man looks to avenge brothers death; man hopes to change his ways and live a better - more upstanding lifestyle

Running Time: 102 minutes
Intended Audience: Adults

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