Maverick (1994)

Maverick (1994)

Mel Gibson chasing the poker dream in the Old West.

RATING:

8h8s

NOTABLE STARS

Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster, Alfred Molina, James Garner

PLOT

Set in the American old West, a poker shark (Mel Gibson) attempts to raise enough money to enter a $25,000 poker tournament and has many adventures along the way.

SKILLS

An extremely fun action-comedy that doesn’t take itself too seriously.  Mel Gibson and Jodie Foster are excellent.

LEAKS

There’s some pretty cringe-worthy racism in this movie.  When Mel Gibson’s character meets the main villain (a Mexican, played by Alfred Molina) he narrates: ‘As soon as I saw him I smelled trouble…and refried beans’. 1994 was a different time.

POKER AUTHENTICITY

Irrelevant.

Watch this one for the fun light-hearted action comedy, not for the poker.

Photo Source: http://the-void.co.uk/film/feature/top-5-poker-films-562/

 

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