Critic Consensus: Employing multiple cinematic clichés and milking stale performances, Deal proves inadequate for even the lowly regarded poker movie genre.
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as Alex Stillman
as Tommy Vinson
as Charlie Adler
as Karen 'Razor' Jones
as Helen Vinson
as Mr. Stillman
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Critic Reviews for Deal
They've got to do something else with these poker movies.
Reynolds doesn't convey any of the lightning bolt insouciance that made him arguably the greatest movie star of the '70s and '80s (really) but rather just stands there.
Success isn't in the cards for this plodding poker drama.
Deal could use a touch of the slickness that's making the blackjack drama 21 such a greasy hit.
A product of the recent poker craze, this can't compare with the movie that helped launch it, John Dahl's tense Rounders.
Audience Reviews for Deal
Alex is a hot shot poker player with the talent but no experience,until Tommy Vinson a once great poker player comes out of retirement to tutor him in the ways of not only poker but in life itself..Seem familiar? Thats because this is basically just The Color of Money with Texas Hold "em instead of poker..still Burt Reynolds is pretty good playing a role so many have done before him.
I thought this movie was original and suspenseful, and I don't understand why this movie has gotten so many negative reviews. Come on, Burt Reynolds is in it! But then again, I don't play poker, so maybe I am too naive about the game.
Another card shark movie...where the aging teacher eventually takes the student to school...in more ways than just cards...it is good whether you like the card game of poker or not...see this it is a good watch!
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