50

Portland Oregonian

By Shawn Levy
If the film doesn't touch the original, it doesn't hit rock bottom, either.
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
A thuddingly dull remake of the 1971 crime drama starring Michael Caine.
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The only fun is in watching Stallone square off against Alan Cumming and Mickey Rourke.
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41

Mr. Showbiz

By Larry Terenzi
McKenna's script is a frayed string and a contextual nightmare, peppered with puzzling references to the first film in a lame attempt at homage.
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40

Austin Chronicle

By Marc Savlov
The film itself is a muddle, all rapid-fire step-edits and grainy, blue-filtered hokum. What is good is Stallone.
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40

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
Shot in shades of steely gray and streaked with near-constant rain, this gloomy revenge thriller is a sadistic cartoon.
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38

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
A sodden-looking film.
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Bob Graham
This noir mystery is murkier than it needs to be, through no fault of Stallone's.
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25

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Should you get Carter? Sure - but make it the Michael Caine classic Warner Bros. is releasing on video next week.
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12

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
The result is a throwaway story hidden beneath a messy jumble of weird camera angles, worthless editing tricks and an ill-placed, obnoxious score.
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24 out of 100
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