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Year
1966
Runtime
109 min.
Director
Ronald Neame
Genres
Crime, Comedy, Thriller
Rating *
7.1
Votes *
3,376
Checks
393
Favs
24
Dislikes
2
Favs/checks
6.1% (1:16)
Favs/dislikes
12:1
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  1. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    Michael Caine and Shirley MacLane in a caper movie together? Yes, please! Barring any insensitive 60s casting (a lot of white actors playing Middle-Easterners and I don't know what to make of MacLane's implied ethnicity), Gambit is a forgotten gem of the genre. It has fun with its structure, showing you the planned heist pulled off without a hitch before resetting everything so you can see the reality of it. Caine's plan can only really work if 1) MacLane's character is a docile robot, 2) the wealthy target is easy to manipulate, and 3) Caine is as smart as he thinks he is. None of those things are true, and what then unfolds is a fun and bantery comedy where nothing turns out exactly as planned, least of all MacLane's role in Caine's shenanigans. It's a bit glib on the romance angle, but if you don't take things at face value, it tracks by the final shot. And is it me? Looks like Star Trek's first season essentially cast right out of this movie. 6 years 4 months ago
  2. senorroboto's avatar

    senorroboto

    Having watched Jules Dassin's 1964 film Topkapi, one notices several similarities. Still, both films have their charms, mostly due to their charismatic casting. 9 years 11 months ago
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