Shade (2003)

Shade (2003)

Local con artists go for the big score in a high stakes card game.

RATING:

7h7s

PLOT

Local con artists decide to rig a card game and go for the big score against a high roller. They partner with a local gangster in order to make it happen and drama ensues.

NOTABLE STARS

Sylvester Stallone, Jamie Foxx, Melanie Griffith, Gabriel Byrne.

SKILLS

A predictable and fun poker-themed crime drama featuring a solid cast.  This movie features all of the traditional elements of gambling related crime-dramas: mobsters, con-men, greed, violence etc.  It’s basic, and a bit derivative, but utterly watchable and certainly worthy of your time.  Maybe I’m just a sucker for crime movies, but this film won me over despite it’s flaws because of a fun script and entertaining premise.  I also thoroughly enjoyed Sylvester Stallone in this role.

LEAKS

Predictable, cliche and full of unauthentic poker moments.  Acting feels a bit wooden at times and the dialogue could use some work.

POKER AUTHENTICITY

Poor.

This film massively fails as a pure poker movie, but fortunately it works moderately well as a generic crime action/drama.  Just try and ignore the shitty poker and enjoy the ride.

 

Watching poker is great, but wouldn’t you rather be playing? Play free poker.

Psssst! We’re on social media. See, what we do there.
YouTube/Facebook/Instagram/Twitter

Photo Source: http://www.qwipster.net/shade.htm

COMMENTS

WORDPRESS: 0
DISQUS: 0