Revolver The old rap on Guy Ritchie ( Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels ) is that he makes the same film again and again, and… Revolver The old rap on Guy Ritchie ( Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels ) is that he makes the same film again and again, and… 2007-12-07 R PT106M Drama Ray Liotta Jason Statham Andre Benjamin Samuel Goldwyn Films
Movie Review

Revolver (2007)

MPAA Rating: R
DRESSED TO KILL Jason Statham has a score to settle with Ray Liotta (pictured) in Revolver
DRESSED TO KILL Jason Statham has a score to settle with Ray Liotta (pictured) in Revolver
EW's GRADE
C-

Details Limited Release: Dec 07, 2007; Rated: R; Length: 106 Minutes; Genre: Drama; With: Ray Liotta and Jason Statham; Distributor: Samuel Goldwyn Films

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-

Originally posted Dec 05, 2007 Published in issue #969 Dec 14, 2007 Order article reprints