Gregory Kirschling
December 10, 2007 AT 05:00 AM EST

Revolver

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
R
runtime
106 minutes
Limited Release Date
12/07/07
performer
Ray Liotta, Jason Statham, Andre Benjamin
director
Guy Ritchie
distributor
Samuel Goldwyn Films
author
Luc Besson, Guy Ritchie
genre
Drama

We gave it a C-

The old rap on Guy Ritchie (Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels) is that he makes the same film again and again, and Revolver starts out in that snazzy-crime vein, as an ex-con (Jason Statham) plots revenge against a well-dressed gambler (Ray Liotta). Then the movie butts up against the director’s newfound pretensions — pseudo-philosophical voice-over, psychobabble, faux-art-film plotting — and turns incomprehensible. Ironically, a few deft shoot-outs make you wish he’d just delivered another straight-on Guy Ritchie flick. C-

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