(2005)

Critic Reviews

25

Metascore

Based on 21 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
63
Good grindhouse fun until a last act that's like a meeting of a psychoanalysts' convention.
50
Chicago Tribune
Part gambling heist, part graphic novel, part metaphysical mumbo jumbo, Revolver is a mess of many colors, few of them satisfying.
42
The movie butts up against the director's newfound pretensions -- pseudo-philosophical voice-over, psychobabble, faux-art-film plotting -- and turns incomprehensible.
38
Guy Ritchie's Revolver premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival two years ago September. That's 26 months on a shelf somewhere, depriving moviegoers the thrill of jaw-droppingly awful Ray Liotta line readings, of bloody shoot-outs, bags of money, cutaways to frosty babes sucking on lollipops, and even a bit of violent anime.
38
A few scenes are stylish enough to amuse, but they all add up to nothing - leaving you ten bucks short and feeling like a sucker.
30
The result is a film that's main crime is inducing stupefying boredom with little payoff in the end.
30
The Hollywood Reporter
The film's pretentious style and fractured storytelling preclude any audience involvement in the coy melodrama.
25
The movie's onslaught of psychobabble is the annoyance most likely to ruin your evening. Imagine getting stuck on a ski lift with Dr. Phil for nearly two hours.
25
The latest Guy Ritchie shoot-em-up, is a joke. You laugh with it but mostly at it.
25
Miami Herald
The problem with Revolver is that it is Ritchie's first attempt at a ''serious'' look at the underworld, but the result is so pretentious and muddled it's almost a little embarrassing.
25
Ritchie wraps this folderol in cinematic razzle-dazzle, including animated sequences, reverse motion, trompe l'oeil production design and tricky lighting. But it's still claptrap.
25
Surprise of surprises, Revolver turns out to be worse than "Swept Away" - and not just by a little bit.

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