Saturday, March 9, 2013

Get Carter

Upon hearing of the death of his brother, a heartless London gangster travels north to Newcastle to exact his revenge on the parties responsible and rescue his niece from the pornographers whose company she has fallen in with. "Get Carter" is a tough minded, no nonsense neo-noir picture from director Mike Hodges which contains many scenes of abrupt and almost forced violence. Michael Caine demonstrates what a good actor he is in his portrayal of a totally callous and detached executioner, which may have been hard to believe in the hands of another performer.