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Posted October 1, 2010
Is it great or just really, good?
For about 15 years beginning with this film and fading with "The Long Good Friday", Britain made a streak of gritty crime dramas surpassing all American efforts. Heavy on character actors, clipped surrealistic dialogue nearly always set in decayed urban collapse, your basic crime dramas usually looks the same. Get Carter was voted The best British movie ever made and BAFTA lists it very high -around 16. It is actually a festival of great British character actors acting nasty. What is remarkable is a growing sense of ominous frightening suspense without action lasting nearly two thirds of the film - all acting and setup. That alone is the main achievement - once the shooting starts it is cathartic but old hat.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.