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Ritchie succeeds in coning his audience
Like the previous reviewer I'd like to think that I'm a fairly intelligent cinemagoer, I enjoy absorbing cinema that challenges you to think. That said, the last 15 minutes Revolver goes way beyond challenging, and will ultimately end up alienating the majority of audiences.
If I'm honest I'd have to say that I'm not much of a Guy Ritchie fan, that's not to say that I didn't enjoy his past successes Lock Stock and Snatch, just that I think what made them special probably had more to do with Matthew Vaughn's guidance than Guy Ritchie's talent.
The real tragedy here is that the frustration you feel, as the credits roll will no doubt overshadow some notable positives within the film. Andre Benjamin and Mark Strong produce fantastic performances that deserve some credit, whilst the overall pacing and look of the film succeed in drawing you into what is; for 90 minutes; an engaging plot.
Revolver has a timeless feel, the city where the film is based, although obviously Las Vegas inspired, could be anywhere in the world, which adds to the overall idea that a con can take place anywhere, to anyone at any time. I could go into more detail on what I believe the main themes to be, but really it should be up to the audience to draw its own conclusions.