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Revolver [Blu-ray] (2007)

Jason Statham , Ray Liotta , Guy Ritchie  |  R |  Blu-ray
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (163 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Jason Statham, Ray Liotta, Vincent Pastore, André Benjamin, Terence Maynard
  • Directors: Guy Ritchie
  • Writers: Guy Ritchie, Luc Besson
  • Producers: Luc Besson, Mehdi Sayah, Pierre Spengler, Steve Christian, Steve Clark-Hall
  • Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Blu-ray, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
  • Dubbed: French, Spanish
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: November 18, 2008
  • Run Time: 104 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (163 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001F7Q4HK
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #90,301 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Revolver [Blu-ray]" on IMDb

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REVOLVER is populated with Guy Ritchie's (Snatch; Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels) classic breed of fast-talking, sharp-suited gangsters but with a psychological twist that your mind may not be able to handle. Jason Statham(The Transporter and Transporter 2) is Jake Green, a grifter who vows revenge against Macha (Ray Liotta, Goodfellas), the ferocious crime boss who sent him to prison. After taking Macha down in a game of chance, Macha puts out a hit on Jake. Now, caught between a gun and a hard place, Jake finds himself protected by two vicious loan sharks (Vincent Pastore and Andre Benjamin) who make him an offer he can't refuse.

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39 of 39 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Edited to minor disappointment March 19, 2008
Format:DVD
I had originally seen Revolver on it's opening night in local cinema in England. That movie I saw there was a five star movie. When it was released in the UK as a DVD, I pick up a copy at a nearby HMV. It was the same awesome movie I saw in the theatre. Now, I'm back in the USA and I hear a region 1 version is finally available. I purchased it out of convenience. I thought a couple scenes seemed short, but when the movie ended where it did, I started checking the deleted scenes. No Joy! Watching this version, you are left with a much different message and no sense of closure.

I don't think this edit terribly ruined the movie, but I seriously question the motive behind it. I would be shocked if it was Mr. Richie's decision.

Now, for those fans of "Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels" and "Snatch," you may not like this movie. It depends on what your tastes are. Fans of David Lynch's "Lost Highway" or "Inland Empire" might warm to this film a little better. I would say the movie falls somewhere between the two camps.

Guy Richie spells out quite a bit for you, but he leaves a lot open to interpetation and analysis. I applaud the fact the director doesn't spoon feed it to you.

On a purely visceral level, he wows the audience with an arsenal visual effects. Fortunately, this not distract from the story.

However, I cannot emphasize how much better the original UK version is. I hope that somewhere down the road a more complete package of the movie is released.

Cheers!
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35 of 36 people found the following review helpful
Format:Blu-ray
This film is a perfect case of how a filmaker can be crucified for doing something completely different, intellectual, and to experiment, and push his style even further beyond most people's comprehension. This film is a masterpiece, period. This is the biggest psychological ride you will take since " The Usual Suspects". You'll probably have to have two viewings to fully inhale the mastery of this story, the whole film is a chess game of self exploration, with a serious, and stylish noirish comic book feel, especially from it's charecters. This is not Snatch, and this is not Lock, Stock, this is Guy Ritchie executing one of the smartest films I have ever seen in my life. Don't listen to what you've heard, people are in LOVE with Snatch, and Lock Stock, and just want to see it copied by him over, and over, that's why we have the sub par "Rock-N-Rolla" . Guy Ritchi, as well as Jason Statham prove that their bigger than that, and that they should keep moving forward, and not backwards (Rock-N-Rolla, and Jason's hollywood action fare).
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37 of 40 people found the following review helpful
Format:DVD
This movie is a completely different beast than 'Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels', and 'Snatch'. I enjoyed both of those movies immensely. But Revolver is quite unique to any movie I have seen.

I actually saw this movie a few years ago. It was released in the UK and Europe in 2005 in theatres and DVD. I purchased a copy online. I wondered at the time why it hadn't been released in the U.S.

Firstly, I cannot say much about the story, because I don't want to give anything away. It's that type of movie. Reminded me of the first time I saw 'Fight Club'. I said, "what the f---?" But I knew I'd just witnessed something pretty awesome. Definitely a movie you have to see twice.

I would really emphasize that to anyone interested in this film. It REQUIRES multiple viewings. I figured the movie out midway through the second watch. But it took several viewings to fully understand. Also, seeing other reviewers on different sites when the movie originally came out, it was definitely those who watched it several times to understand it that fell in love with 'Revolver'.

A warning here for some of you: lots of violence and blood and profanity. If that's alright with you, the movie is a thrill to watch. It tries some different things that really worked for me. Excellent sound editing, with the gritty voice over by Jason Statham. The editing is frantic. I have to say, the Elevator Scene, you'll know what I am referring to after viewing, is one of the most intense movie scenes I've ever seen.

That scene, and the finale. The final scene. In a word, INTENSE. This movie really goes out with a bang. One of my favorite all-time endings. Ray Liotta, fantastic. Great to see him with a top notch performance. Statham carries the movie.
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27 of 29 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Exciting, Polished Guy Ritchie Film March 23, 2008
Format:DVD
When the name Guy Ritchie is attached to a film, the audience can depend on lots of action, violence, crisp dialog, and nail-biting sequences: his films have a 'look' and a manner that could easily be trademarked. In REVOLVER, Ritchie keeps all of those elements, but also adds the bite of challenging the audience to keep abreast of what is actually happening in the mayhem that unfolds, and it is this new element of psychological twisting of characters that makes the film so successful. It doesn't hurt that the cast contains some excellent performances by some of the very best actors of the action genre of films.

Jake Green (Jason Statham) is released from prison where he has served time in solitary confinement, by his own choice, enabling him to concentrate of the evils of graft and corruption and the deadly games people can play that call for revenge. He is cocky, wily, and full of tricks as he becomes involved in a master con game with one Dorothy Macha (Ray Liotta), the man who was responsible for his imprisonment. Macha is determined to take Jake down, but Jake falls into a 'partnership' with two bizarre characters - Avi (André Benjamin) and Zach (Vincent Pastore)- and begins to explore his own identity and apply those surprises to his compulsion to destroy the seemingly implacable Macha. How this redirection of evil and revenge unfolds is the chess game strategy of the film. To relate more of the plot would destroy the pleasure of the audience participation the film demands.

Ritchie wrote the screenplay with Luc Besson and the result is a story that manages to confuse while it entertains.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A nice, twisty gangster film with good character development
A nice, twisty gangster film with good character development. One of the first collaborations between Mark Strong and Guy Ritchie.
Published 6 days ago by Deborah Craft-Marks
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Awesome movie, awesome message if you can hear it. I liked this movie from the first viewing.
Published 19 days ago by Intrapax
5.0 out of 5 stars but Great - Very
Weird, but Great - Very Tense
Published 24 days ago by Thomas Ricker
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best films ever made!
This flick is all kinds of awesome! In my opinion, it is for the true power move makers and hustlers who overstand the difference between playing and controlling the game. Read more
Published 1 month ago by FMJones75
3.0 out of 5 stars The Overly Complicated Plot Threw Me For a Loop
Overall this film has garnered Three and a Half Stars. I give it just Three stars for its pretensions. Read more
Published 1 month ago by A. Nathaniel Wallace, Jr.
5.0 out of 5 stars Action Thriller mystery
Awesome.! Beginning to end this was a great movie, if you follow the story line. Good buy. As good as 'Snatch, Rock n Rolla, and Lock Stock and Two smoking Barrels'
Published 2 months ago by Cmj2b
5.0 out of 5 stars Makes you stop and think...
This is an AMAZING movie... a journey of one person finding themselves set to a crime backdrop.
Hard to describe as there are two versions, UK and US, both worth... Read more
Published 2 months ago by DEngle76
4.0 out of 5 stars Revolver
Enjoyed it! A little bit confusing and low budget but liked it. Would watch it again. A real sleeper but one I'm glad we found.
Published 3 months ago by L. Swan
5.0 out of 5 stars Revolver
An interesting Blu-ray movie, which covers gambling and the world in which it exists. Hadn't been for Jason Statham, I wouldn't have purchased this Blu-ray. Not a movie for many.
Published 3 months ago by Big Z
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome!
Maybe my favorite movie of all time. This might not be many people's favorite picture but I loved it. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Brian
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