While attending a family funeral in L.A., mob enforcer Jack Carter discovers that his brother’s death was not from suicide. He had been murdered. The reflective and world-weary Carter sets out to find the killers. Attitude, revenge and lots of violence ensue as our “hero” seeks the truth.
A typical formulaic actioneer with tons of swagger and posterior-kicking fury, “Get Carter” is marred by brutal excessiveness – a malady that often passes for entertainment in this genre. Stallone proved in “Rocky” that he had some depth as an actor, but he has always been forced to display his talents through brutal physicality. Rather than insight or character development, this remake of the far superior 1970 action-melodrama simply gives viewers one punching match after another.