Gambit
Gambit (2014)

Colin Firth and Cameron Diaz headline this remake of the 1966 crime caper directed by Michael Hoffman (The Last Station) and written by Joel and Ethan Coen. A British thief (Firth) discovers that no plan is infallible when he recruits a… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: May 27, 2014
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Critic Score: 18% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jesse Hassenger
AV Club

When the movie veers away from the verbal gymnastics of a bunch of colorful dopes out-dumbing one another and into overindulged farce, the specificity of the Coens' writing begins to fade.

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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News

Firth is solid as always. He fits his tailored suits and rectangular glasses to a T. Diaz fares less well.

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Brian Costello
Common Sense Media

So-so remake of '60s caper has slapstick, brief nudity.

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Nicolas Rapold
New York Times

This nominal remake of the 1966 art caper that starred Michael Caine and Shirley MacLaine has all the fizz of flat soda ...

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Trevor Johnston
Time Out

'Gambit' is like drinking cheap, warm champagne from a plastic cup.

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Todd Jorgenson
Cinemalogue.com

... feels like a first draft of a dusty script that was pulled from the bottom of a drawer without being polished prior to production.

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Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post

"Gambit" is a trans-Atlantic delivery of "meh."

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Stephen Dalton
Hollywood Reporter

Even with a script by the Coen brothers, and a classy international cast led by Colin Firth, this contemporary London caper movie falls far short of its potential even as a lightweight comic romp.

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Noel Murray
The Dissolve

Firth and Diaz, game as they are, look lost and disappointed most of the time during Gambit, as though they pictured themselves making Burn After Reading, and instead found themselves in The Ladykillers.

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Flixster Audience Score: 23% Flixster User Reviews
Manu Gino
Art Scam Flick Rings Hollow. Mediocre Comedy! The film is very short, and when it ends you wonder what possessed the Coen Brothers to make it. Cameron Diaz is… More
Panta Oz
This remake of a movie with the same name from 1966 with Shirley MacLaine and Michael Caine didn't show anything new and exciting! This version is directed… More
jay nixon
Average film saved by the charm of Colin Firth and Alan Rickman but almost scuttled by Cameron Diaz's dinner theatre quality performance of a part that… More
David Sayers
Unfortunately this film doesn't really work. I don't doubt that the original was ripe for a remake and the idea is sound but whereas the first film… More
Film Crazy
An average comedy\heist plot, Rickman is amazing and Firth is your charming English gent, average but more enjoyable for the cast!