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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 beautiful woman (Diaz) to help him steal a priceless statue from an impossibly wealthy widower (Alan Rickman). Despite the fact that his pretty accomplice bears an uncanny resemblance to his affluent target's late wife, things quickly spin out of control once the job gets under way. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 18%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Jesse Hassenger, AV Club
"Firth is solid as always. He fits his tailored suits and rectangular glasses to a T. Diaz fares less well."
‑ Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News
"So-so remake of '60s caper has slapstick, brief nudity."
‑ Brian Costello, Common Sense Media
"The director behind Soapdish and The Last Station is generally reliable, but he can't keep up with the Coens' fast paced dialogue."
‑ Jack Giroux, Film School Rejects
"It's a fair comedy that's inoffensive and evocative of a different era, filled with enough eccentricity and sharp delivery to embrace as pleasant nonsense from two screenwriters exceptionally skilled with such buffoonery."
‑ Brian Orndorf,
"This nominal remake of the 1966 art caper that starred Michael Caine and Shirley MacLaine has all the fizz of flat soda ..."
‑ Nicolas Rapold, New York Times
"'Gambit' is like drinking cheap, warm champagne from a plastic cup."
‑ Trevor Johnston, Time Out
"... feels like a first draft of a dusty script that was pulled from the bottom of a drawer without being polished prior to production."
‑ Todd Jorgenson,
"Firth demonstrates flawless comic timing and a knack for gentle slapstick during many sequences that might have bombed with another actor playing Harry Deane."
‑ Betty Jo Tucker, ReelTalk Movie Reviews
"It's mirthless, languid and obvious. Well, you can relate."
‑ Ed Whitfield, The Ooh Tray
""Gambit" is a trans-Atlantic delivery of "meh.""
‑ Farran Smith Nehme, New York Post
"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."
‑ Stephen Dalton, Hollywood Reporter
"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."
‑ Noel Murray, The Dissolve
"The right level of farce, tasteful nudity and general shenanigans for the film to not outstay its welcome, while admittedly not lingering long in the memory."
‑ James Croot,
"Remade from a 1966 romp starring Michael Caine and Shirley MacLaine, this con artist action-comedy is enjoyably silly but never much more than that."
‑ Rich Cline,
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