latest film “Revolver” debuted last night in the United Kingdom, following
the success of his last film, John Singleton’s hit “Four Brothers.”
“Revolver,” directed by Guy Ritchie, premiered last
night (Sept. 20) at London’s Leicester Square.
The film is set in a casino and is based around a gambler named
Jake Green (Jason Statham), who is seeking to dupe the con-man/crime-boss/casino
owner and oddly named Dorothy Macha, (Ray Liotta) at the gambling tables.
Macha puts a hit out on Green, who then partners with two mobsters,
Zack (Vincent Pastore) and Avi (Andre Benjamin).
“Revolver” was screened earlier this month at The
2005 Toronto International Film Festival in Canada and has since been slammed
“Guy Ritchie shoots a blank with ‘Revolver,’
wrote film industry trade magazine Variety. “The action, attitude and
wise-guy talk all feel moldy this time around, which does not bode well for
Ritchie dismissed the negative reviews of the film last night
at the UK premiere.
"The critics have been harsh all the way through my career
but it doesn’t affect me," Ritchie said.
Ritchie’s wife Madonna accompanied him to the film’s
premiere, where fans and press booed the pair for not taking pictures or signing
But the performance of the actors – particularly Andre
3000’s – escaped such criticism and even drew praise.
AintItCoolNews.com, a popular movie, TV, DVD and comic book
site, agreed with critics overall assessment of the movie.
But, the website issued a glowing review of one of the world’s
most famous rappers-turned-actor’s performance.
“The acting is top-notch,” AICN posted after the
screening in Toronto. “Andre 3000 shows that he has the charisma and talent
as an actor to match his musical genius.”
The United States theatrical release date of the movie has not
In related news,
sources told AllHipHop.com that Andre 3000 is recording a track with Madonna
that may be included on her latest album, Confessions On A Dance Floor,
which is slated for a November release.