Movies Like The Color of Money

Opening

92% Guardians of the Galaxy Aug 01
83% Get On Up Aug 01
90% Calvary Aug 01
—— Behaving Badly Aug 01
38% Child Of God Aug 01

Top Box Office

59% Lucy $43.9M
63% Hercules $29.8M
91% Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes $16.8M
57% The Purge: Anarchy $10.5M
43% Planes: Fire And Rescue $9.5M
18% Sex Tape $6.1M
17% Transformers: Age of Extinction $4.7M
16% And So It Goes $4.6M
23% Tammy $3.5M
90% A Most Wanted Man $2.7M

Coming Soon

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—— Into The Storm Aug 08
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86% What If Aug 08

New Episodes Tonight

86% The Bridge (FX): Season 2
91% The Divide: Season 1
83% Extant: Season 1
—— Graceland: Season 2
—— Hot in Cleveland: Season 5
50% Jennifer Falls: Season 1
—— Motive: Season 2
69% Mystery Girls: Season 1
—— Rogue: Season 2
100% Suits: Season 4
38% Taxi Brooklyn: Season 1
—— Wilfred: Season 4
43% Young & Hungry: Season 1

Discuss Last Night's Shows

73% Chasing Life: Season 1
—— Covert Affairs: Season 5
88% Finding Carter: Season 1
67% Matador: Season 1
—— Perception: Season 3
—— Pretty Little Liars: Season 5
—— Rizzoli & Isles: Season 5
—— Royal Pains: Season 5
—— Sullivan & Son: Season 3
57% Tyrant: Season 1

Certified Fresh TV

86% The Bridge (FX): Season 2
83% Extant: Season 1
79% Halt and Catch Fire: Season 1
88% Manhattan: Season 1
100% Masters of Sex: Season 2
73% Murder in the First: Season 1
97% Orange is the New Black: Season 2
97% Orphan Black: Season 2
82% Satisfaction: Season 1
87% The Strain: Season 1
85% Welcome to Sweden: Season 1
77% You're the Worst: Season 1

The Color of Money Reviews

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James Plath
Movie Metropolis

It's entertaining and at times even insightful, but nowhere near as powerful-or memorable-as "The Hustler."

Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis | Original Score: 7/10

June 30, 2012
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

Working with his crack technical team, Scorsese turns the film into a high-wire act, using everything from the crack of the balls to the soundtrack (best bit: Cruise playing and preening to Warren Zevon's "Werewolves of London") to pump up the action.

Full Review Source: Creative Loafing | Original Score: 3.5/4

June 14, 2012
Heather Boerner
Common Sense Media

A gamble that teens will get this adult's movie.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 4/5

December 18, 2010
Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews

As a standalone movie, it is a memorable entry in Scorsese and Newman's filmographies. But as a companion piece to The Hustler, it is an exceptional example on how to revisit an iconic character with respect, and above all, with a healthy new vision.

Full Review Source: Matt's Movie Reviews | Original Score: 3.5/5

July 6, 2010
Angie Errigo
Empire Magazine

A joy to see two masters (Scorsese and Newman) at ease with their work, and one, Cruise, in the making.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 4/5

August 6, 2008

Film4

A hard act to follow, but Scorsese does it in style.

Full Review Source: Film4

August 6, 2008
Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
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We are not on Rocky's side of the street, but in Martin Scorsese country, where bent character, not sentiment, shapes destiny, and the best the struggling human spirit can hope for is a split decision.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

August 1, 2008
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

Lacking the urgency, dramatic momentum, and mood of the wonderful 1961 The Hustler, Scorsese's sequel is an enjoyable but ultimately disappointing sequel, and one of his most generic and least personal works.

Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com | Original Score: B

February 9, 2008
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

Word is that Paul Newman gave Iggy Pop the cold shoulder during the filming.

| Original Score: 4/5

October 3, 2007

TV Guide's Movie Guide

Boasts two bravura performances--from Newman, who finally -- and deservedly -- won an Oscar for Best Actor, and Cruise, who is a joy to behold. Watch for Forest Whittaker and Iggy Pop in colorful bit roles.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 3.5/4

March 26, 2007

Variety
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Pic has a distinctive pulse of its own with exceptional performances by Paul Newman and Tom Cruise.

Full Review Source: Variety

March 26, 2007
Pat Graham
Chicago Reader
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A solidly crafted entertainment that, for the most part, strikes a successful balance between commercial necessity and personal expression.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

March 26, 2007
Stephen Garrett
Time Out
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Scorsese's direction at its most downmarket and upbeat -- never have pool tables, balls and cues looked so rich and strange.

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 24, 2006
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The new version has a tension all its own.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: B+

March 30, 2006
Widgett Walls
Needcoffee.com

Undernecessary sequel. Cinematography was incredible, though.

| Original Score: 1/5

September 15, 2005
Jeremy Heilman
MovieMartyr.com

For the bulk of the run time, The Color of Money excels on its intended terms as a sexy genre picture, mostly thanks to an energetic star turn courtesy of Tom Cruise.

Full Review Source: MovieMartyr.com | Original Score: 4/4

March 13, 2005
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

The film is carried by Paul Newman's intelligent performance.

Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice | Original Score: 4/5

August 26, 2004
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

As atuações seguras do trio principal e a direção enérgica de Scorsese transformam o bilhar em um jogo tão fascinante quanto o futebol ou o pôquer.

| Original Score: 4/5

January 2, 2004
Vincent Canby
New York Times
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A stunning vehicle -- a white Cadillac among the other mainstream American movies of the season.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 4/5

May 20, 2003
Clint Morris
Moviehole

Slick and intriguing, Cruise and Newman shine

| Original Score: 3/5

April 27, 2003
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