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Mediocre Comedy! The film is very short, and when it ends you wonder what possessed the Coen Brothers to make it. Cameron Diaz is extremely irritating and the character goes nowhere. Tom Courtenay was wasted in his role and some of the so called funn...
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 p... read more
DVD Release Date: May 27, 2014
Stats: 342 reviews
Flixster Reviews (342)
June 30, 2014
June 4, 2014
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 should have been played by Reese Witherspoon.
November 12, 2013
Gambit, the remake of 1966's Gambit, was panned on release. However, it was the critics who panned it, no one I know has actually seen it. Shame really, because it's actually quite good. The Brits aren't misrepresented for a change, instead the characters are self-aware and the c...
March 29, 2013
An average comedy\heist plot, Rickman is amazing and Firth is your charming English gent, average but more enjoyable for the cast!
March 14, 2013
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 by Michael Hoffman, and starring Colin Firth, Cameron Diaz, Alan Rickman and Stanley Tucci. From the script by Joel and Etha...
July 9, 2014sayers1977
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 spent a good third illustrating the 'perfect plan' this does it all in 5 minutes and then spends the rest of the film trying to be a...
July 26, 2014
An enjoyable reimagining of the classic Sixties film. It retains most of the basic plot elements of the original in a different time and setting. This new version is not as flashy and hilarious as the original but it is very funny in the more subtle, sardonic fashion of British c...
May 30, 2014fb704666045
Or Alan Rickman Butchers A Southern Accent... Again!
So the accents aren't the worst things about this film, unfortunately. The performances don't work, and I can see the Coen Brothers DNA on this, but it feels transplanted. This doesn't feel like a Coen Brothers script, it feel...
July 22, 2013ThomasJayWilliams
The Coen Brothers actually wrote this thing?! I would say that was almost blasphemous if it were not true. Gambit is an almost as average-as-movies-get art heist comedy about art curator Harry (Colin Firth - The King's Speech) who is seeking sweet revenge on his puffed-up, abus...
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