House of Games (1987)
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In his directorial debut, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Mamet creates a stylish cinematic puzzle of games within games, as con men are joined by a psychologist in creating the perfect caper. Dr. Margaret Ford (Lindsay Crouse), the writer of psychological self-help books, meets Mike (Joe Mantegna) as she attempts to help a patient who owes heavy gambling debts. When she herself is the victim of a con, she becomes intrigued by the psychological drama of the con game and joins in a
Oct 1, 1987 Wide
Dec 19, 2000
Dr. Margaret Ford
Girl With Book
Prison Ward Patient
Bartender "House of ...
G. Roy Levin
Hotel Desk Clerk
Johnny S.B. Willis
Jaqueline dela Chaum...
Woman with Lighter
Western Union Clerk
William H. Macy
Patient Dr. Ford's O...
Man in Restaurant
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David Mamet's sometimes baffling, never less than fascinating glimpse into the dark underbelly of this world where it turns out that winning games of chance involve more skill (and con artistry) than luck.
O roteiro é mais previsível do que Mamet desejaria e seu primeiro trabalho na direção exibe uma teatralidade que ele gradualmente superaria, mas, apesar disso, a complexidade de seus personagens e a dinâmica de seus diálogos são admiráveis.
Since it would be unfair to spoil a moment of this perfectly-plotted masterpiece, all you need to know is that it landed on this critic's Best Movies of the Millennium List in 2000.
A conceptual film about con artists, Mamet's feature debut is a deadpan, deviously comic melodrama that proceeds with twists and reversals and builds like a poker game in which the stakes are higher and higher.
A top-notch psychological thriller about sexual politics, trust and betrayal.
The best of the con game movies
Playwright David Mamet's directorial debut is a cardsharp con game full of tricks.
One of the finest Mamet adaptations out there.
What intrigues is the con games themselves, as Mamet's film explores with a certain joyous streak of mischief some of the tricks of the trade.
...will keep you on your toes and guessing from beginning to end.
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