Yeah, we were wrong.
Revolver opens on September 23rd in England, but it had it’s world
premiere yesterday at the Toronto Film Festival. And nobody that saw it is being
especially kind about it…
Allan Hunter from Screen Daily:
"Revolver is such a
convoluted, risibly overwrought muddle of a thriller… some of the revelations and mind-boggling
conversations that ensue merely provoked derisive laughter among the preview
audience at Toronto."
Kirk Honeycutt from The Hollywood Reporter:
"For all the stylistic flourishes and shifts in mood, a deadly dullness
settles over the action. If every action has multiple meanings and,
possibly, no meaning at all, a weary audience simply checks out of the
Noel Murray from The Onion AV Club:
"Ritchie’s new direction looks to be even more of a dead end than his old one."
of this bodes well for Guy Ritchie, keen to be taken seriously after
the weird mess that was Swept Away. He’s been talking about wanting to make
viewers think by putting "five films in one."
You’d have thought at least one of those five films would have managed to be semi-decent, wouldn’t you?
[story by Stuart Heritage]