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The Gambler (1997)

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Based on the true story of the Russian novelist's Fyodor Dostoyevsky who faces a write-or-perish dilemma in St. Petersburg in 1866.

Cast

Michael Gambon
as Dostoyevsky
Luise Rainer
as Grandmother
John Wood
as General
Johan Leysen
as De Grieux
Thom Jansen
as Stellovsky
Patrick Godfrey
as Prof. Olkhin
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Critic Reviews for The Gambler

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (2)

There seems to be a lot missing in this shortened telling of the story within a story for it to be more than moderately effective.

January 28, 2003 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Makes little to no sense at all

March 27, 2002 | Rating: 1.5/5
Filmcritic.com

A polished but superficial period drama that fails to illuminate what could have been an involving story.

December 17, 2001 | Full Review…
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