Havana (1990)

Havana (1990)

Robert Redford travels to revolutionary Cuba for the poker game of a lifetime.

RATING:

5h5s

NOTABLE STARS

Robert Redford, Lena Olin

PLOT

Set in Cuba in the 1950’s, a professional gambler visits Havana to organize a big Poker game and ends up falling in love with a female revolutionary.  In the end he must choose between love and poker.

SKILLS

Robert Redford is a legend.  This movie isn’t great, and this isn’t his greatest performance by a long shot, but even at his most mediocre, Redford is still a captivating bad-ass.

LEAKS

Cliche and formulaic love story featuring all the usual romantic movie tropes about change and personal growth.

POKER AUTHENTICITY

Good enough.

This film doesn’t go deep into in-game specifics (thankfully) but one of the aspects I enjoyed most is simply the general vibe connected with gambling.  Gambling should always be a bit dark and scary, and this movie gets that.

 

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Photo Source: http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/culture/leisure/1.633612

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