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5.0 out of 5 stars A sure thing, 13 Feb 2004
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Peter Reeve (Thousand Oaks, CA USA) - See all my reviews
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A neglected and underrated masterpiece, presenting one of the most convincing and thorough psychological studies in all cinema. James Caan, in what may well be his best-ever performance, portrays a compulsive gambler with an unusually acute awareness of his own motivations. The 'back story', from which we learn how his family background helps feed his obsession, is subtly and convincingly portrayed. The whole is a tragedy, laced with grim humour.
The score uses Mahler's music to great effect, the direction is tight and closely focused throughout and the final scene can only be described as perfection.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A proper film., 22 April 2007
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This is a very good film.

After watching it you have to pause and think about what you have seen, and let the impact sink in.

Well acted, well casted, well scripted, well shot, pacy and with a good story that is hard to predict.

It highlights the degeneracy that can affect those born into money, the grandchildren of the penniless hardworking immigrants who passed through Ellis Island and made good in the Golden Land.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great movie. Good acting, 17 July 2014
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This review is from: Gambler [DVD] [1975] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] (DVD)
Great movie.Good acting.Just try it, I know I did ,without knowing much about it beforehand but I was surprised how good it is.neglected 70s....
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