As someone who ranks 'Get Carter' on my top ten list, I probably should have avoided this, but curiosity got the better of me and I finally got a copy of the re-make on VHS in a sale. It completely fails to be a genre movie. Time to set things right. Or comedy, something that makes you laugh, no matter how many times you have seen it. The following essay gives an excellent introduction and brief analysis of the film. People are getting to knock Stallone for being Stallone, but he doesn't do bad a job here, a stonefaced enforcer that is prepared to shed a tear when needs be!
This version shifts the story to America, and casts Sylvester Stallone in the main role.
Get Carter: No 7 best crime film of all time
I had heard this movie was panned by many critics, but I thought this was a decent effort, and a very good job by Stallone. Here we look in more detail at the film Get Carter — the moment when Jack Carter meets Eric Paice at the racecourse and a memorable conversation follows! Sly looked cool and tough in the trailer and the poster and the cover of the video box. Margaret Dorothy White is reviled as a scheming opportunist, but again she lacks power within her community and is at the mercy of the strong, villainous men around her. It is all part of the manipulation of the camera lens for purely cinematic ends. The look and feel of the movie is excellent. It has the same idea as the original and tries to be as badass with its kinetic and almost experimental direction, but ends up being just poor.