Yo no. In this stylish but flaccid remake of the mod 1971 British mob hit, Sylvester Stallone's aging back tries too hard to carry the legacy set by original star Michael Caine. Though weary, Sly's not all that bad as the film's centerpiece--a heavy from Sin City. But it's the insipid dialogue and inane direction that sets this film on a rocky path.
Investigating the murder of his brother, Stallone digs deep into a cast of two-dimensional supporting characters: Miranda Richardson as the brother's widow; Rachael Leigh Cook as her punked-out daughter; Mickey Rourke as the cyber-brawler; Alan Cumming as the dirty-handed megamillionaire geek; and Caine as the overseer with a hidden agenda. And they all want to get Carter for one reason or another, but the story gets so convoluted that, well, you just won't care to get it at all.