A splendid 4K restoration approved by director Mike Hodges makes for a timely revisit of this gangster movie classic.
Convinced that his brother was murdered, Carter questions local thug Eric (Ian Hendry), who eventually leads him to kingpin Kinnear. From there, Carter carves a bloody trail of revenge through the seedy underbelly of Newcastle in search of his brother's killer. Caine's performance as Jack Carter has gone on to become the epitome of cool, with his measured and ruthless portrayal of a man consumed with revenge.
An unforgettably sleazy, slimy and nasty blend of Loachian working class realism and brutal gangster aesthetic.