Opening

27% Transcendence Apr 18
—— A Haunted House 2 Apr 18
52% Heaven Is for Real Apr 16
—— Bears Apr 18
63% Fading Gigolo Apr 18

Top Box Office

89% Captain America: The Winter Soldier $41.3M
49% Rio 2 $39.3M
72% Oculus $12.0M
63% Draft Day $9.8M
77% Noah $7.6M
40% Divergent $7.4M
15% God's Not Dead $5.5M
92% The Grand Budapest Hotel $4.1M
79% Muppets Most Wanted $2.3M
78% Mr. Peabody & Sherman $1.9M

Coming Soon

40% The Other Woman Apr 25
—— Brick Mansions Apr 25
83% The Amazing Spider-Man 2 May 02
100% Neighbors May 09
—— Godzilla May 16

New Episodes Tonight

72% The 100: Season 1
97% The Americans: Season 2
100% Arrow: Season 2
—— Baby Daddy: Season 3
—— Hot in Cleveland: Season 5
100% Legit: Season 2
—— Melissa & Joey: Season 3
36% Mixology: Season 1
—— The Soul Man: Season 3
—— Workaholics: Season 4

Discuss Last Night's Shows

77% About a Boy: Season 1
—— Chicago Fire: Season 2
40% Glee: Season 5
36% Growing Up Fisher: Season 1
86% Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season 1
80% The Mindy Project: Season 2
—— NCIS: Season 11
—— NCIS: Los Angeles: Season 5
93% New Girl: Season 3
56% The Originals: Season 1
100% Person Of Interest: Season 3
100% Supernatural: Season 9

Certified Fresh TV

77% About a Boy: Season 1
97% The Americans: Season 2
82% The Blacklist: Season 1
88% Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Season 1
85% Enlisted: Season 1
100% Fargo: Season 1
98% Game of Thrones: Season 4
100% Hannibal: Season 2
96% Silicon Valley: Season 1

The Gambler

The Gambler (1974)

tomatometer

No Reviews Yet...

Release Date: Jan 1, 1974 Wide

audience

84

liked it
Average Rating: 3.6/5
User Ratings: 1,033

My Rating

Movie Info

James Toback made his screenwriting debut with this taut drama, loosely adapted from the story by Dostoevsky. Axel Freed (James Caan) is an intelligent and well-respected professor of literature at a noted New York university, who uses great writing as a springboard for examining moral and philosophical issues in his class. But when he's not in front of the chalkboard, Axel has a serious problem -- he's hopelessly addicted to gambling. Axel will bet on almost anything, and while he lives for the

R,

Drama, Classics

James Toback

May 14, 2002

Watch It Now

Cast

ADVERTISEMENT

Friend Ratings

No Friends? Inconceivable! Log in to see what your friends have to say.

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (3) | Fresh (6) | Rotten (1) | DVD (6)

Fairly good dramatics topped by strong James Caan.

April 22, 2007
Video-Reviewmaster.com

James Caan is unforgettable in this tense examination of a college professor who can't stop gambling. One of the many overlooked gems of the 1970s.

October 8, 2005
Fantastica Daily

Haunting Karel Reisz film

July 30, 2002
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Caan doesn't need much else (aside from his 'fro) to carry the picture.

May 20, 2002 Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com
Filmcritic.com

Audience Reviews for The Gambler

a thriller masquerading as a drama, but some good shots heighten what's drama; the hero needs to lose to prove to himself that he actually risked; Caan keeps us interested in him
January 23, 2008
adammahler1

Super Reviewer

Great drama about a born loser who is given a second chance. An incredible character drama with the always great (at least back then) Caan.
March 1, 2007
cacutshaw

Super Reviewer

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

Discussion Forum

Discuss The Gambler on our Movie forum!

What's Hot On RT

Movies for Tax Day
Movies for Tax Day

Your tax dollars at work, in movies.

24 Frames
24 Frames

Picture gallery of movie bears

Summer Movies
Summer Movies

10 most anticipated blockbusters

<em>Mad Men</em>
Mad Men

Read reviews for Season 7 premiere

Game of Thrones
Game of Thrones

Discuss last night's episode

Latest News on The Gambler

January 9, 2014:
John Goodman Joins The Gambler
Goodman joins a cast that already included Brie Larson, Jessica Lange, and Michael K. Williams.
September 11, 2013:
Rupert Wyatt and Mark Wahlberg Rumored for The Gambler
Wyatt could direct Wahlberg in a remake of the 1974 film, once set up for Todd Phillips and Leonardo...
August 29, 2011:
Scorsese and DiCaprio Attached to The Gambler Remake
This doesn't have anything to do with Kenny Rogers.

Foreign Titles

  • Gambler, The (1974) (DE)
  • Gambler, The (1974) (UK)
Find us on:                 
Help | About | Jobs | Critics Submission | Press | API | Licensing | Mobile