Set against the backdrop of New York's high-stakes underground poker world. Mike McDermott, a master... read more card player who trades the poker playing rounds for law school and a shot at a new life with his girlfriend. For Mike, the new life he is staking out seems to be a legitimate road to success, but it is short on thrills and excitement of backroom poker games. When his friend is released from prison, Mike is faced with the high-stakes dilemma of his life.
High risks can really change a person's life. The stress didn't seem worth all the trouble. Texas
Reviewed 5 months days ago
Great poker movie! I like the song at the end of the movie too! (Counting crows - "I'm a big boy now")
Reviewed 5 months days ago
take this long for me to see this movie? The film was awesome and maybe because I know how to play poker it was just a little more exciting to me. Matt Damon plays a law school student who gets his b
In the world of high-stakes poker, Huck Cheever is a blaster--a player who goes all out, all the tim... read moree. But in his personal relationships, Huck plays it tight, expertly avoiding emotional commitments and long-term expectations. When Huck sets out to win the main event of the 2003 World Series of Poker--and the affections of Billie Offer, a young singer from Bakersfield--there is one significant obstacle in his path: his anger toward his father, L.C. Cheever, the poker legend who abandoned Huck's mother years ago. As these two rivals progress toward a final showdown at the poker table, Huck learns that to win in the games of life and poker, he must try to play cards the way he has been living his life and live his life the way he has been playing cards.
I always like a poker movie. Not as good as some of the greats and it was kind of predictable but I enjoyed it some
Reviewed 18 months days ago
really great poker movie and good plot and i wanna learn to play poker now
Reviewed 23 months days ago
. It was a little long but it was okay. Not at all the smart style of poker such as seen in casino royale but still it was cool. I think poker fans would like this movie.
James Bond's first 007 mission takes him to Madagascar, where he is to spy on a terrorist Mollaka. N... read moreot everything goes as planned and Bond decides to investigate, independently of the MI6 agency, in order to track down the rest of the terrorist cell. Following a lead to the Bahamas, he encounters Dimitrios and his girlfriend, Solange. He learns that Dimitrios is involved with Le Chiffre, banker to the world's terrorist organizations. Secret Service intelligence reveals that Le Chiffre is planning to raise money in a high-stakes poker game in Montenegro at Le Casino Royale. MI6 assigns 007 to play against him, knowing that if Le Chiffre loses, it will destroy his organization. 'M' places Bond under the watchful eye of the beguiling Vesper Lynd. At first skeptical of what value Vesper can provide, Bond's interest in her deepens as they brave danger together--and even torture at the hands of Le Chiffre. In Montenegro, Bond allies himself with Matthis, MI6's local field agent, and Felix Leiter, who is representing the interests of the CIA. The marathon game proceeds with dirty tricks and violence, raising the stakes beyond blood money and reaching a terrifying climax.
. The movie is very fast paced up until the middle when they play poker for about 30 minutes which slows the film down. This is the only downside of the film. Bond tr
Reviewed 11 months days ago
Intense love poker and awesome Daniel Craig in my opinion best James Bond actor!
Reviewed 16 months days ago
. (Excluding Pierce Brosnan of course) The poker scenes are artfully well done, and the fight scenes are even better.
Graham Greene (II),
A gunslinging con man develops a tricky scheme to make a killing at a major poker tournament in this... read more comic Western inspired by the popular television show. Mel Gibson assumes the role of Bret Maverick, the handsome rogue who hopes to cheat his way to success. In need of a large stake to enter a major card competition on a Louisiana steamboat, Maverick decides to take advantage of a few small-town poker players. These include the seemingly sweet Annabelle Bransford (Jodie Foster) and the intimidating Angel (Alfred Molina), neither of whom is too happy about their loss. Things become even more complicated for Maverick when the law gets involved, with Marshal Zane Cooper (James Garner, who played the role of Maverick in the original television series) giving chase. A series of stagecoach chases, complicated cons, and gun battles ensues, with Annabelle and Maverick finding time for plenty of flirtation along the way. ~ Judd Blaise, Rovi
Maverick who's a gambler that needs an additional three thousand dollars to enter a winner take all poker game that begins very soon. To get the money he tries to gamble, collect debts and recover rew
Reviewed 2 years days ago
I so liked how western, comedy, and some fun acting were thrown into this one. Poker is always a g
Reviewed 2 years days ago
. A con man brings his tricks to a high stakes poker game. Along the way, Maverick will find himself in hot water as he tries to outrun unhappy los