Hotshot gambler Jake Green is long on bravado and seriously short of common sense. Rarely is he allowed in any casino because he's a bona fide winner and, in fact, has taken so much money over the years that he's the sole client of his accountant elder brother, Billy. Invited to a private game, Jake is in fear of losing his life.
Unshakable, witty and deeply felt, the film will be paying emotional dividends for a long, long time.
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Like the great film, it's made with a great deal of visible affection both in front of and behind the camera.
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As others have stated, it might not be the best of its kind (movies with many layers that are hard to read or even to fully comprehend with just one watch), but it's still more than solid. If you don't like a movie that is not just entertainment (which is OK), there are other places to look for that. Guy Ritchie did "Lock, Stock ..." and "Snatch" and other movies who are more on the entertainment side, but with this, he tried (and imo succeeded) to add depth to that.And Mr. Ritchie knows what the story is (even if some viewers might think and feel different), which is clear in his audio commentary for the movie. What will not become too clear, is what the movie is about. That is a personal experience and you yourself might be the your enemy - to liking this movie ...
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What can I say about Revolver that is good I mean this is a mess of a movie and little bits here and there that are meant to be good things are so badly made. Alright maybe I have come out the blocks a little harsh I mean Revolver is not one of the worst ever, but it certainly is near to it a terrible production from a man I felt could do no wrong in film, disappointed actually is the right word. From the messed up story that is so pretentious to the acting from actually good actors who then mess it up somehow, I can only think of a few minute things that are good in this.The plot is about a man named Jake Green who is a good man with the cards and seriously annoys some guy named Dorothy Macha(Ray Liotta) who wants Green to control some of his games for him. Green refuses Macha and that means that Green has a lot of trouble coming toward him and his family. The film really loses itself when it starts trying to bring in the mental breakdown of the characters, philosophical quotes and awful characters that have not been developed at all. Of all the story the ending just makes it worse with so much going on it becomes confusing and the way in which Guy Ritchie deals with the story is not good at all.Is the acting good? , well no not really although Jason Statham isn't all bad but just caught up in something he shouldn't have got into. Ray Liotta is bad and I mean that, he can do well I have witnessed it before but this is a low for him and I don't really think the script or the character himself helped him. Of all the bad things about this movie one or maybe even two stick out in the actors department, the casting of Vincent Pastore and Andre Benjamin. Those two are so badly picked and yet again they are not helped by the script, I couldn't believe how bad some things were from them especially Benjamin who just got annoying by the end. Whatever you think yourself of this movie you can't deny this is not Guy Ritchie at his best, the influences he had at the time from Kabbalah influences pock mark this movie everywhere, and although of course I am not criticising Kabbalah, Ritchie just doesn't how to incorporate it or realise he didn't have to at all! I hated the quotes, I hated the numbers he tries to use over and over and in general I hated this movie, dull is not the right word because boredom is topped then with stupidity. Ritchie's direction style is well the kind of style you expect, the kind of thing you might see in his other movies but just not in an awful plot. The writing is probably the worst thing overall in this, terribly written and at times makes no sense and can even just make a normal scene poor instantly. If I had to cough up some finer points, well the score isn't all bad and is another thing that you see in Ritchie's films which is kind of a good thing with the loud music but good music nevertheless. The acting is bad but not everyone fails, the addition of Mark Strong should have been more as he isn't really a main character but he should have been. Some of the action scenes are not all bad but you still may look at them in wonder of why did they do that and who thought it would be good.So all in all Revolver is a movie that is extremely passable and although I would say to Ritchie fans go and watch this, even you might dislike it. If you want unneeded philosophical quotes, bad acting from some of the cast and some of the worst writing I have seen a while then go see Revolver, a movie that really doesn't feel like much of a good movie.
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Jan Jan Wong Gunnarsson
So I've seen this review where the guy says he saw the movie three times before he understood and realised how good the movie was and i need to say this, i could have not have agreed more.At first i was gonna rate this movie 7 or 8 because i like it but i thought i understood it, the fight and struggle, that wasn't it. Not until the third time of this movie did i understand the real deep meaning of the movie. People who have only seen this ones and rate it 5 or 6 don't read or trust there review. It's important that you do not read other lower scored review because i believe this movie deserve a higher score with its' philosophical and actually easy message all you need to do is work hard to understand, if you didn't, come back again and watch it. Watch the end credits and the PhD talk about there comment about the ego and connect it to the movie so you truly understand, for those who are to lazy I'm gonna try to explain it under this limited circumstancesThe voice in your head about when fighting, arguing, thinking and getting in a conflict when your brain is going through that phase you start thinking carefully how to deal with that situation but during your life you have been going through you brain adopts different types of thinking easily. That is your ego, when you think its you who decides different things its your ego who jumps in who tells you its okay, without any reason at all why to do it. So in my understanding to fully take control of yourself you need to adopt your own way of thinking. Great movie 10/10
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Ritchie's "Revolver" is like a brilliant among diamonds. Intelligent, philosophical and complex story with a twist, very classy and highly esthetic pictures, embellished with carefully selected and consistent throughout the entire movie tints of colors that contribute greatly to the amazing atmosphere of the motion picture. Importantly, it is not a typical gangsta movie, thus if you expect a continuation of "Snatch" you probably will be disappointed. "Revolver" is like a deep psychological analysis of origin of power and domination. It is full of game theory elements that could easily be extrapolated to the everyday life of all of us and is full of amazing characters (e.g. Lily Walker!!!! and Sorter, in addition to Mr. Green) that will stay with you for much longer after watching the movie. Honestly, I do not think the movie was understood by general public, and I suppose it is a major problem of the current audience nowadays. We all are looking too much for some easy fun, easy answers. The rating 6.5 seems to confirm the above.