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Gambit Reviews

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Super Reviewer
September 5, 2010
This is a great crime comedy which pairs Caine with MacLaine, and they are great together, the movie is fun and has a good story, I liked it.
Super Reviewer
December 2, 2007
really good is about the perfect robbery where michael caines charactor wants to steal this ornoment of a lady that is dead but its really expensive priceless in fact so he picks this ldy that looks like this guys dead wife and ends up falling in love with her but its a really good film
March 21, 2014
Better than most heist flicks - with a gymnastic MaClaine! Not too many surprises with the plot; but it's so well done I don't really care.
½ January 16, 2009
Hilarious, entertaining, beautifully shot and clever -- Gambit is a swiftly acted, fast-past, heist comedy that just gets better with age.
November 6, 2011
A rather interesting little lost gem of a film, GAMBIT plays with all the conventions of the "heist movie" formula in some incredibly clever ways. Both MacLaine and Caine were at the top of their game in this one, and I'm not sure why the film isn't a more talked about one from their respective careers. The opening 30 minutes of the film is also a downright brilliant fake-out for just about everything that follows it. Right now this flick is currently available on Netflix instant queue, so I highly recommend checking it out if you're at all a fan of heist movies, or just clever writing.
July 10, 2006
Fun crime comedy with a great cast. Michael Caine and Shirley MacLaine make a surprisingly good pair. Entertaining and well produced. Well written.
February 9, 2016
Very clever movie. Very good idea. No wonder they wanted a remake.
½ June 12, 2014
super fun movie
i bet its remake would have difficulty try to match its bar
April 29, 2014
Directed by Ronald Neame (The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969), Scrooge (1970) and The Poseidon Adventure (1972)), and adapted from a story by Sidney Carroll. This comedy caper is very funny and has some very good performances in it. Nothing is what it seems here, and just when it seems like it's going to be a straight-forward heist film, it then pulls the rug out from under your feet, and turns everything on it's head. Cat burglar Harry Dean (Michael Caine) travels to Hong Kong with his partner in crime Emile (John Abbott) and approach showgirl Nicole Chang (Shirley MacLaine) to help them in one of their schemes, as she bears an uncanny resemblence to the late wife of Ahmad Shahbandar (Herbert Lom), the richest man in the world. Harry has the plan to steal a priceless statuette from Shahbandar's apartment in the Arab republic of Damuz. However, Harry had the perfect crime all planned out in his head, what he didn't count on was how unpredictable Nicole would be, and that Shahbandar wouldn't be suspicious from the start. Everything that can go wrong for Harry, does go wrong. It's a very silly little caper, but it has a very light and bubbly feel to it, and there are some good laughs to be had along the way. It was a good idea putting Caine and MacLaine together, as they make a good duo in this film, and it does have fun with the narrative structure, especially in the first 20-30 minutes.
March 21, 2014
Better than most heist flicks - with a gymnastic MaClaine! Not too many surprises with the plot; but it's so well done I don't really care.
March 16, 2014
Great, charming, fun movie. They don't make them like this anymore. And what a shame it is!
February 5, 2014
Breezy and quite entertaining 1960s heist film along the lines of "Topkapi" or "The Italian Job." Michael Caine makes his Hollywood debut as a English cat burglar pulling off the perfect heist with the help of Eurasian dancer Shirley MacLaine. Herbert Lom plays the owner of their target. Caine is good, but MacLaine is utterly charming (if you can put aside the ugly Hollywood tradition of white actors playing ethnic parts). Caine is rather cold in her part, but still good. MacLaine is the real star here and her star makes this film very much worth watching. Directed by Ronald Neame and written by Alvin Sargent (who's been writing since the 1950s and who's still working today, most recently just writing the script for the last three Spiderman films). Well worth watching, especially for MacLaine fans.
January 27, 2014
another likeable 60's brit caper pic like 'the italian job" also remade
November 14, 2013
A classic Michael Caine/Shirley MacLaine caper. Unfortunately, the comedy aspect ruins the heist suspense.
October 10, 2013
October 10, 2013
Enjoyable heist comedy with Caine playing the con man with his usual 60's suave style. Maclaine gives able support and Herbert Lom plays the richest man in the world of whom Caine is trying to steal from.
January 7, 2013
always a delight to see Shirley Maclaine and Michael Kane together in a movie but this one has a great plot and lots of juicy twists!!!!
½ November 25, 2012
Jolly enjoyable Sunday afternoon fodder.
September 19, 2012
Michael Caine and Shirley Maclaine are wonderful a they sleuth their way to perform the ultimate con.
½ February 25, 2012
Shrewd and suave performance by Caine. MacLaine is gorgeous in this as well.
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