In London, a real-estate scam puts millions of pounds up for grabs, attracting some of the city's scrappiest tough guys and its more established underworld types, all of whom are looking to get rich quick. While the city's seasoned criminals vie for the cash, an unexpected player -- a drugged-out rock 'n' roller presumed to be dead but very much alive -- has a multi-million-dollar prize fall into... See full summary »
A botched card game in London triggers four friends, thugs, weed-growers, hard gangsters, loan sharks and debt collectors to collide with each other in a series of unexpected events, all for the sake of weed, cash and two antique shotguns.
Martine offers Terry a lead on a foolproof bank hit on London's Baker Street. She targets a roomful of safe deposit boxes worth millions in cash and jewelry. But Terry and his crew don't realize the boxes also contain a treasure trove of dirty secrets - secrets that will thrust them into a deadly web of corruption and illicit scandal.
Stephen Campbell Moore
Mei, a young girl whose memory holds a priceless numerical code, finds herself pursued by the Triads, the Russian mob, and corrupt NYC cops. Coming to her aid is an ex-cage fighter whose life was destroyed by the gangsters on Mei's trail.
After seven years in solitary, Jake Green is released from prison. In the next two years, he amasses a lot of money by gambling. He's ready to seek his revenge on Dorothy (Mr. D) Macha, a violence-prone casino owner who sent Jake to prison. He humiliates Macha in front of Macha's lieutenants, leaves, and keels over. Doctors tell him he has a rare disease and will die in three days; Macha also puts a hit out on him. Loan sharks, Zack and Avi, demand Jake's cash and complete fealty in return for protection. Jake complies, and through narration and flashbacks, we watch him through at least three days of schemes, danger, and redemption. Who is his greatest enemy?Written by
The letters in "revolver" match the arrangement of chess pieces on the first and last rank of the chessboard. See more »
It is obvious that the first chess game between Avi and Jake, is drastically sped up, however Jake mates Avi with his queen which we just saw Avi capture. See more »
One thing I've learned in the last seven years: in every game and con there's always an opponent, and there's always a victim. The trick is to know when you're the latter, so you can become the former.
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There are no opening or end credits. Only the distributor (EuropaCorp) and the production company (Revolver Pictures Ltd) are credited at all. The ending has several minutes of blank screen and piano music. This seems to be a deliberate choice by the director to reinforce the movie's philosophical themes. See more »
The psychoanalysts and philosophers at the end in the pre-credits scene are discussing the "ego" (one's sense of self). Freud's model of the mind has three parts (id, ego, and superego). The ego (named for the Latin word for self) is what Jake Green is up against, also called Mr Gold, also referred in the opening quote as the enemy that hides in the last place you would ever look. In one monologue, there is a recognition that "I'm you (the ego), you're not me." The chess master notes that if you try to destroy him (the ego) to save them (the people around you), they will destroy you to save him (their egos). See more »
I never saw "Swept Away", so I can say that this is the first Guy Ritchie film that I did not care for. I love his style, and that frantic editing and pace that was so wonderful in Snatch and lock stock is utilized in this film as well. When I first heard about "Revolver" and the talent involved, I found it hard to believe that is was not being released in the US. I don't find that so hard to believe anymore. As it opens, one feels they are in for a terrific two hours. Within ten minutes that feeling begins to fade. At the one hour point, I continued to watch to see what the heck Mr. Ritchie was trying to say. I respect him as a filmmaker. If I didn't, I may not have even finished this train wreck of a film. David Lynch, Ritchie is not. Well maybe Lynch on a bad day. I read a couple of comments where the reviewers said that it became clearer upon multiple viewings. I say get a life. I gave the film a 5 because I enjoyed Jason Stratham, Ray Liotta and Andre Benjamin. I thought Pastore was terrible. I also enjoyed the shooter character that looks like Stanley Tucci. There were several brilliant scenes. But again, the story is a total mess. Really.
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