Get Carter (1971)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 1
CULT – 1

 

Verdict – 5/5

 

Pros –
1) Michael Caine as Jack Carter: The cold-blooded remorseless misogynist anti-hero
2) Quintessential Michael Caine film completed with his iconic black-trenchcoat and 12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun
3) Music: “Carter Takes a Train” – Carter’s journey from London to Newcastle.
4) Final “J” plot twist. This elevates the movie reputation to a confirmed cult.
5) Definitive British gangster film.

 

Cons –
N/A

 

 

Quote –
Jack Carter: I’m the villain in the family, remember?

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The Cider House Rules (1999)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 1
CULT – 0

 

Verdict – 4/5

 

Pros –

1) An emotional roller-coaster ride at the orphanage
2) Strong screen-play – a companion movie to What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)
3) Alluring shooting locations

 

Cons –

 

N/A

 

Quote –

 

“Goodnight you princes of Maine, you kings of New England!”

Going in Style (2017)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 0
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 0

 

Verdict – 2/5

 

Pros –

1) 3 stalwarts together having fun.

 

Cons –

1) Another one in the list of films with adventures of senior citizens.Similar to Last Vegas, Stand Up Guys, Grudge Match etc.
2) It’s up to the director if he wants to leave a mark or just make a comedy-caper.There are so many loop-holes in the heist plan that it’s best not to discuss it.

 

 

Quote –

“It’s a culture’s duty to take care of it’s elderly”.

The Man Who Would Be King (1975)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 1

Verdict – 4/5

 

Pros –
1) Good old moral story by Rudyard Kipling exploring greed and its repercussions.
2) Sean Connery & Michael Caine: 2 British stalwarts in a comedic adventure with a tragic climax
3) Saeed Jaffrey as Billy Fish – stole the show

 

Cons –
N/A

 

Quote –
Daniel Dravot: Now listen to me you benighted muckers. We’re going to teach you soldiering. The world’s noblest profession. When we’re done with you, you’ll be able to slaughter your enemies like civilized men.

Now You See Me 2 (2016)

STORY – 0
DIRECTOR – 0
ACTOR – 0
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 0

Verdict – 0/5

 

Pros –
n/a

 

 

Cons –

 

1) Lacking the fast paced unpredictable character of it’s prequel
2) Painful to watch Michael Caine & Morgan Freeman wasting their talent in this garbage.
3) Daniel Radcliffe : 4 scenes ? That’s all. Shitty acting anyways.
4) Not unfolding events of the prequel,establishing the prequel as a movie full of potholes.
5) Woody Harrelson : irritating twin version
6) Jesse Eisenberg : 1 Film Wonder : Going south like Shia LaBeouf.
7) Terribly photo-shopped theatrical release poster

 
Quote –

 

Arthur Tressler: Hell will look like a day at the spa once I’m through with the Four Horsemen.
Walter Mabry: You had me at “Hell.”

Children of Men (2006)

STORY – 0
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 0

Verdict – 2/5

Pros –

1) Cinematography : long shots
2) Depiction of future and possible issues
3) Michael Caine as Jasper Palmer
4) Peter Mullan as Syd
Cons –

1) Boring story with a dud climax
2) Highly over-rated
Quote –
“Jasper: Theo’s faith lost out to chance. So, why bother if life’s going to make its own choices?”

Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014)

STORY – 0
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 0
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 0

Verdict – 1/5

 

Pros –
1) Kingsman training; Few action sequences
2) Colin Firth as the gentleman spy
3) Church fight scene (Free Bird)

 

Cons –
1) Wasting Michael Caine and Samuel L Jackson
2) The most cliched story of all time; Predictable.

 

Quote –
“Manners maketh man.”