Sly is the family stone
Get Carter
Review by Ross Anthony

Sylvester looks cool with the stylish goatee and expensive duds, but beyond that, this slow moving picture just doesn't have much to offer.

Sly, a high-class thug for some Vegas based loan shark, returns to his hometown in search of those responsible for his little brother's death. The widow wants nothing to do with Sly, insisting as everyone else does that the drunken bro just crashed the car into a tree.

I liked the spirit of the script, this hardened tough guy goes through a transformation - to live the family-oriented straight life again; unfortunately, the film just can't seem to provide fertile soil for that seed.

Mickey Rourke's appearance is memorable, but unfulfillingly cliche. Though filmed beautifully, the sleepy pace finds no backbone in the emotional. Sly is likable enough, but the film fails to draw audience sympathy for other characters save for some nice interaction between he and niece (Cook).

If you're a big Sly fan (as I am), check out "Cop Land." - Now there's a great film.

  • Get Carter. Copyright © 2001.
  • Starring Sylvester Stallone, Miranda Richardson, Rachael Leigh Cook, Mickey Rourke, Michael Caine, Alan Cumming.
  • Directed by STEPHEN KAY.
  • Written by David McKenna.
  • Produced by Mark Canton, Elie Samaha at Warner Bros. (C) 2000. Rated R.


Copyright © 2001. Ross Anthony, currently based in Los Angeles, has scripted and shot documentaries, music videos, and shorts in 35 countries across North America, Europe, Africa and Asia. For more reviews visit:

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