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Fever Pitch (1985)

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Critic Reviews: 4
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Writer-director Richard Brooks' final film features a weak script and poor acting but high energy direction in a tale of compulsive gambling in Las Vegas. Ryan O'Neal stars as Taggart, a sports reporter obsessed with gambling. As Taggart gets deeper and deeper into debt, he compounds his problems with assorted loansharks and gambling operators. Taggart has already lost his wife because of his compulsive gambling, but he takes up with big-timer Charley (Giancarlo Giannini), hoping to make a

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Unfortunately, plot is a totally unconvincing jumble and Ryan O'Neal as a sports reporter hooked on the gambling game is wooden and unsympathetic.

April 8, 2008 Full Review Source: Variety
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The opening segments of the movie are simply odd, distracting and unconvincing. It's the movie's final act that is sick.

April 8, 2008 Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times
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An old-fashioned and numbingly predicable problem pic of the kind that he used to do rather better.

January 26, 2006 Full Review Source: Time Out
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You could live a long time and never see anything as awful as Fever Pitch.

May 20, 2003 Full Review Source: New York Times
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It waffles constantly, and we never know if the creators are for or against gambling.

April 8, 2008 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
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Fights its own message of gambling as an addiction.

August 21, 2004 Full Review
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