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The Color of Money Reviews

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April 8, 2017
Yes, sure, this is mid-level Scorsese. But it says something about the director that his mid-level work still beats the hell out of just about anyone else's best.
February 6, 2017
The confrontational climax never quite convinces, but Richard Price's knockout script is one to treasure and director Martin Scorsese brings his trademark visual style to bear on the production.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 6, 2017
Scorsese is peerless at mining the streaks of courage and excellence that might redeem such low-life sleaze. And Scorsese again proves himself a master with actors.
February 6, 2017
The premise might sound interesting, but the plotting is so utterly predictable that The Color of Money turns into a pool-room variation of The Karate Kid.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 6, 2017
It is a surprise, and a disappointment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 6, 2017
Though this is clearly Newman's picture, Tom Cruise also is a joy to watch.
December 15, 2016
[Scorsese] delivers the cinematic charge of the pool room culture of hustle and gamesmanship along with the education of a young protégé lacking self and a mentor who has yet to face his own conflicted feelings about the game.
October 25, 2014
There's nothing [Martin Scorsese] made so achingly generic and impersonal as this.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
June 30, 2012
It's entertaining and at times even insightful, but nowhere near as powerful-or memorable-as "The Hustler."
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
June 14, 2012
Working with his crack technical team, Scorsese turns the film into a high-wire act, using everything from the crack of the balls to the soundtrack (best bit: Cruise playing and preening to Warren Zevon's "Werewolves of London") to pump up the action.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
December 18, 2010
A gamble that teens will get this adult's movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 6, 2010
As a standalone movie, it is a memorable entry in Scorsese and Newman's filmographies. But as a companion piece to The Hustler, it is an exceptional example on how to revisit an iconic character with respect, and above all, with a healthy new vision.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
August 6, 2008
A joy to see two masters (Scorsese and Newman) at ease with their work, and one, Cruise, in the making.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 6, 2008
A hard act to follow, but Scorsese does it in style.
August 1, 2008
We are not on Rocky's side of the street, but in Martin Scorsese country, where bent character, not sentiment, shapes destiny, and the best the struggling human spirit can hope for is a split decision.
February 9, 2008
Lacking the urgency, dramatic momentum, and mood of the wonderful 1961 The Hustler, Scorsese's sequel is an enjoyable but ultimately disappointing sequel, and one of his most generic and least personal works.
Full Review | Original Score: B
October 3, 2007
Word is that Paul Newman gave Iggy Pop the cold shoulder during the filming.
| Original Score: 4/5
March 26, 2007
Boasts two bravura performances--from Newman, who finally -- and deservedly -- won an Oscar for Best Actor, and Cruise, who is a joy to behold. Watch for Forest Whittaker and Iggy Pop in colorful bit roles.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
March 26, 2007
Pic has a distinctive pulse of its own with exceptional performances by Paul Newman and Tom Cruise.
March 26, 2007
A solidly crafted entertainment that, for the most part, strikes a successful balance between commercial necessity and personal expression.
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