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Year
1987
Runtime
102 min.
Director
David Mamet
Genres
Crime, Thriller
Rating *
7.3
Votes *
11,264
Checks
2,995
Favs
200
Dislikes
43
Favs/checks
6.7% (1:15)
Favs/dislikes
5:1
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  1. BadFluffy's avatar

    BadFluffy

    Great story about human weaknesses. Now the problem with Mamet dialogue is you have to be a special kind of actor to make it sound real. Everyone in the movie is right on the money but the female lead. With a lesser story, the wheels would come off the wagon completely because of her terrible acting but in the movie, she's forgettable. 11 years 12 months ago
  2. MM's avatar

    MM

    Brilliant film, very tense and tight thriller with pacy dialogue and great cinematography. 12 years 11 months ago
  3. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    Mamet's directorial debut, starring the wonderful Joe Mantegna and Mamet's first wife, Lindsay Crouse. It's the story of a psychologist who gets interested in the world of con men and gets taken for a ride herself. An 80s film noir thriller that is actually very fresh and difficult to get ahead of. Crouse is a major distraction, in my opinion. I can see the reasoning behind a female character who is "plain" to the point of being "mannish", but she exudes a kind of anti-charisma and has a robotic delivery I find off-putting. Still, good flick. 7 years 6 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #40 in Jennifer Eiss's 500 Essential Cult Movies
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  2. This movie ranks #82 in Stanley Kubrick, Cinephile
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  3. This movie ranks #89 in Roger Ebert's Great Movies
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  4. This movie ranks #435 in TSPDT's 1,000 Noir Films
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  5. This movie ranks #441 in The Criterion Collection
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  6. This movie ranks #704 in Halliwell's Top 1000: The Ultimate Movie Countdown
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  7. This movie ranks #810 in Jonathan Rosenbaum's Essential Cinema
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