A dark tale of vengeance that changed the face of British thrillers when released. I saw it then and having recently watched it again,it has lost none of it's power. Bleak, gritty, downbeat and realistic.....and apart from the fashions and the cars!....has aged well. Still packs a punch. Very violent for its time and still disturbing now, with an ending that you don't see coming.Brilliantly supported by a strong cast, Michael Caine makes the most of the character of hard man Jack Carter, playing to his minimalist style. Makes Vinnie Jones look like a cissie! And without all the f-words! A classic.