GET CARTER

"Troubled Characters"

Quality: Content: -3 "EXCESSIVE"
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Nudity

Content:

(PaPa, B, LLL, VVV, S, N, A, DD, MM) Pagan worldview of troubled characters with some moral elements; 67 obscenities & 13 profanities; strong action violence including bloody fistfights, car chases, violent threats, shootings, & implied murder; implied orgy scene, rape discussed but not shown & villain works in pornography industry but nothing much is depicted; brief upper male nudity; alcohol use; smoking & some drug use by minor characters; and, revenge by protagonist, threats of violence, blackmail, & organized crime.

Summary:

GET CARTER stars Sylvester Stallone as Jack Carter, a Las Vegas thug who travels to Seattle to find out what happened to his dead estranged brother. GET CARTER is a forgettable R-rated thriller that’s not much fun or enlightening to watch, even though Stallone’s character establishes a friendly bond with his niece, and even gives her some good advice.

Review:

GET CARTER stars Sylvester Stallone as Jack Carter, a Las Vegas thug who travels to Seattle to find out what happened to his dead estranged brother. The police report says his brother got drunk and wrecked his car, but Carter suspects foul play. His investigation leads to a crook, who runs a pornography business, and the multi-millionaire owner of a computer company. Meanwhile, Carter finds a better moral compass as he bonds with his niece, who plays an unexpected role in solving the crime.
GET CARTER is a forgettable R-rated thriller that’s not much fun to watch, even for those who like this genre. It certainly isn’t very enlightening, even though Stallone’s character establishes a friendly bond with his niece, and even gives her some good advice. It’s not that the acting isn’t any good, it’s just not adequate enough to bring these troubled characters to life. Stallone’s persistence in this movie may remind viewers of the persistence he displayed in the boxing scenes in the ROCKY movies. Finally, the movie includes a revenge theme, lots of strong foul language and a dark, sleazy aspect to the story. It does show restraint in the portrayal of its sexual undercurrents, however.

In Brief:

GET CARTER stars Sylvester Stallone as Jack Carter, a Las Vegas thug who travels to Seattle to find out what happened to his dead brother. The police report says his brother got drunk and wrecked his car, but Carter suspects foul play. His investigation leads to a crook, who runs a pornography business, and the multi-millionaire owner of a computer company. Meanwhile, Carter finds a better moral compass as he bonds with his niece, who helps solve the crime.
GET CARTER is a forgettable R-rated thriller that’s not much fun to watch, even for those who like this genre. It certainly isn’t very enlightening, even though Stallone’s character establishes a friendly bond with his niece, and even gives her some good advice. It’s not that the acting isn’t any good, it’s just not adequate enough to bring these troubled characters to life. Stallone’s persistence in this movie may remind viewers of the persistence he displayed in the boxing scenes in the ROCKY movies. Finally, the movie includes a revenge theme, lots of strong foul language and a dark, sleazy aspect to the story. It does show restraint in the portrayal of its sexual undercurrents, however