| Original Score: 2/5
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.
| Original Score: 1/5
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.
| Original Score: 2/4
A product of the recent poker craze, this can't compare with the movie that helped launch it, John Dahl's tense Rounders.
Deal is perhaps too briskly paced: The narrative moves along a bit too fleetingly for any genuine character development.
Moving slowly these days, Burt Reynolds does less than no acting in this role, and he's still the best thing in Deal.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Deal is fatally earnest: It honestly believes it's the first poker film to have a mentor character tell his young protégé that success in cards is similar to success in life.
The film has more of a checklist of clichés than an actual script and, when it comes to the cast, director Gil Cates Jr. is scraping the bottom of the barrel.