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  • 25
    Bob Graham San Francisco Chronicle

    This noir mystery is murkier than it needs to be, through no fault of Stallone's. show more

  • 50
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    A thuddingly dull remake of the 1971 crime drama starring Michael Caine. show more

  • 12
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    The result is a throwaway story hidden beneath a messy jumble of weird camera angles, worthless editing tricks and an ill-placed, obnoxious score. show more

  • 41
    Larry Terenzi Mr. Showbiz

    McKenna's script is a frayed string and a contextual nightmare, peppered with puzzling references to the first film in a lame attempt at homage. show more

  • 38
    Jay Carr Boston Globe

    A sodden-looking film. show more

  • 25
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    Should you get Carter? Sure - but make it the Michael Caine classic Warner Bros. is releasing on video next week. show more

  • 40
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    Shot in shades of steely gray and streaked with near-constant rain, this gloomy revenge thriller is a sadistic cartoon. show more

  • 40
    Marc Savlov Austin Chronicle

    The film itself is a muddle, all rapid-fire step-edits and grainy, blue-filtered hokum. What is good is Stallone. show more

  • 50
    Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly

    The only fun is in watching Stallone square off against Alan Cumming and Mickey Rourke. show more

  • 50
    Shawn Levy Portland Oregonian

    If the film doesn't touch the original, it doesn't hit rock bottom, either. show more

  • February 26, 2011 John Hice
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    Well, it had it's high points and it's low points. I'm kind of betting that Micheal Caine's version was probably a whole lot more high octane. To me, just about "all" of Slyvester Stallone's movies over the past ten years have become somewhat predictably boring. But I would give him a B- for his effort in this one.

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