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California Split Reviews

December 9, 2014
California Split has never been heralded as one of the key Altmans. But the few things it does - friendship and disappointment and the drab and desperate thrill of the gambler's life - it does superbly.
March 25, 2008
Sold as a comedy, the film scans more like American-century Dostoyevsky, with comp cocktails.
March 25, 2008
Robert Altman's masterful 1974 study of the psychology of the compulsive gambler.
March 25, 2008
The film is technically and physically handsome, all the more so for being mostly location work, but lacks a cohesive and reinforced sense of story direction.
February 9, 2006
Altman feels rather than thinks his way into a subject, with a special interest in how people relate to one another in moments of crisis.
May 9, 2005
A fascinating, vivid movie, not quite comparable to any other movie that I can immediately think of. Nor is it easily categorized.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 13, 2004
What Altman comes up with is sometimes almost a documentary feel; at the end of California Split we know something about organized gambling in this country we didn't know before.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4