Critic Consensus: Employing multiple cinematic clichés and milking stale performances, Deal proves inadequate for even the lowly regarded poker movie genre.
Deal yourself in for high-speed thrills and high-stakes poker action in this triumphant tale of cards and courage starring Burt Reynolds, Bret Harrison and Shannon Elizabeth. A retired gambler (Reynolds) itching to get back in the game teams up with a hotshot college senior (Harrison) to take the poker world by storm. But a beautiful Vegas call girl (Elizabeth) complicates the plan, and soon the teacher and student find themselves in a heads-up battle for the championship. Featuring an all-star lineup of your favorite Texas hold'em players, Deal is a winning hand for poker fans everywhere! … More
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Critic Reviews for Deal
They've got to do something else with these poker movies.
Reynolds doesn't convey any of the lightning bolt insouciance that made him arguably the greatest movie star of the '70s and '80s (really) but rather just stands there.
Success isn't in the cards for this plodding poker drama.
Deal could use a touch of the slickness that's making the blackjack drama 21 such a greasy hit.
A product of the recent poker craze, this can't compare with the movie that helped launch it, John Dahl's tense Rounders.
Audience Reviews for Deal
Another card shark movie...where the aging teacher eventually takes the student to school...in more ways than just cards...it is good whether you like the card game of poker or not...see this it is a good watch!
Deal centers around a aging poker player played really good by a ageing Burt Reynolds who never fullfilled his dream of winning the big one and the young kid just out of college he takes under his wing showing him the ins and outs of the poker world that is untill student and teacher go up against each other in a winner take all world series of poker. really good movie worth checking out for those that enjoyed Rounders
This movie was quite familiar to me. I thought I was watching a remake of Color Of Money. Spme serious hackey acting and I believe Reynolds studied Newman's performance in the forementioned film. The pros that make cameos don't even add anything to the film.
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