The Cincinnati Kid (1965)
Average Rating: 7.7/10
Reviews Counted: 20
Fresh: 17 | Rotten: 3
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Critic Reviews: 4
Fresh: 2 | Rotten: 2
Average Rating: 3.6/5
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Steve McQueen stars as the Cincinnati Kid, a crackerjack New Orleans stud poker player. Tired of chicken feed, the Kid decides to challenge The Man (Edward G. Robinson), the reigning poker champ, who is in town for a private game. The Shooter (Karl Malden), another gambling pro, arranges a game between the Kid and the Man, with the Shooter dealing. The game is compromised by the intervention of Slade (Rip Torn), an old foe of the Man's who tries to fix the outcome. The Kid finds out about this
Oct 15, 1965 Wide
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By the time all the bets are in, Cincinnati Kid appears to hold a losing hand.
Adapted from Richard Jessup's realistically-written novel, it emerges a tenseful examination of the gambling fraternity.
A brilliant and utterly entertaining McQueen vehicle and one that fans of the actor will enjoy the most.
...an erratically-paced yet stirring drama that benefits greatly from McQueen's mere presence...
it's the film's stellar cast, along with a gritty narrative and stylized direction, that makes The Cincinnati Kid the best poker movie ever.
McQueen's first teaming with director Jewison is not as fun to watch as the later Thomas Crown Affair, but the actor gives a cool, understated perfromance.
Falta-lhe a complexidade moral e psicológica de Desafio à Corrupção, mas, ainda assim, é um filme com personagens suficientemente interessantes para prender nossa atenção.
seemingly prosaic spectacle of poker game as the contest of epic proportions
One of Norman Jewison's core themes of his career is the singular figure and how his or her's goals, desires, and actions affect the people around them.
Moody and stylish, and McQueen is cool as ever.
McQueen and Edward G. Robinson are aces.
The movie has lots of nice performances amid some romantic digressions from the poker table.
A highly watchable, if somewhat superficial drama that bluffed its way to critical respectability on release.
Audience Reviews for The Cincinnati Kid
- Lancey Howard: I recollect a young man putting the same question to Eddie the Dude. 'Son, Eddie told him, all you paid was the looking price. Lessons are extra.'
- Lancey Howard: You're good, Kid. But as long as I'm around, you're second best. And you might as well learn to live with it.
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