Review: Guy Ritchie’s `Revolver’

January 5, 2008 at 11:08 am 2 comments

Jason Statham

Jason Statham

If a spoiler alert is needed for a panel of real-life psychiatrists, consider yourself forewarned.

That’s how Guy Ritchie’s “Revolver” ends: with a series of brief clips of psychiatrists explaining the difference between the id and ego. Not exactly the Death Star exploding, is it?

Our experts have nothing directly to do with the plot, but they’re there to help explain the mess of a movie that has preceded them. “Revolver” is a hard-boiled crime flick with its mayhem aimed at the inner workings of the mind.

It’s filled with constant inner monologues, Machiavelli quotes and enough chess theory to make Bobby Fischer blush. All of this makes up the subtext to “Revolver,” which is otherwise the usual style-over-substance theatrics of Richie, whose films include “Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels” and “Snatch” but who is best known as Mr. Material Girl.

Jake Green (Jason Statham) is a con man who has been released from prison after seven years of solitary confinement. Somehow during this period, through some kind of prison-wall osmosis, he’s been schooled by his jailed neighbors on the art of war, deception and chess.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. free  |  January 24, 2008 at 4:16 am



  • 2. Eric  |  January 31, 2008 at 11:25 am


    Where did you get your sources from?


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