Revolver

  • 15
  • Guy Ritchie (2005)
  • Fr / UK
  • 110 min
Revolver
Film Review
Reviewed By
2 out of 5

Writer/director Guy Ritchie (with a little help from Luc Besson) has strayed from his accessible Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels to concoct an eye-catching if intellectually overblown game of criminal cat and mouse. A bearded Jason Statham stars as Jake Green, a gangster who vows vengeance after a prison stint covering for his weirdly monikered boss Dorothy Macha - enthusiastically overplayed by Ray Liotta. But Green ends up in the hands of two vicious loan sharks (Vincent Pastore from The Sopranos and rapper André Benjamin from Outkast) who may or may not have their own agenda. Quoting from Machiavelli and using the rules of chess as a metaphor for surviving in the world of crime probably sounded good on paper. But what unfolds here is a pretentious and repetitive substitute for a coherent plot as Green's identity - and the storyline as a whole - slides into a lukewarm intellectual smorgasbord.

Plot Summary

Crime thriller directed by Guy Ritchie, and starring Jason Statham and Ray Liotta. Jake Green leaves prison determined to avenge the murder of his sister-in-law by men working for ruthless casino boss Dorothy Macha, the person also responsible for his incarceration. But after a confrontation at Macha's club, Green becomes a target for the villain's henchmen.

Cast and crew

Cast

Jake Green
Jason Statham
Dorothy Macha
Ray Liotta
Zack
Vincent Pastore
Avi
André Benjamin
Sorter
Mark Strong
French Paul
Terence Maynard
Lily Walker
Francesca Annis
Billy
Andrew Howard
Doreen
Anjela Lauren Smith

Crew

Director
Guy Ritchie

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Redbus
Guidance: 
Violence, drug abuse and nudity, edited for some of its language.
Available on DVD and BluRay
Released 23 Sep 2005
Certificate 15
Distributor:
Warner Home Video Ltd
Categories
Drama