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The Color of Money Reviews

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.
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.
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.
June 24, 2006
Scorsese's direction at its most downmarket and upbeat -- never have pool tables, balls and cues looked so rich and strange.
May 20, 2003
A stunning vehicle -- a white Cadillac among the other mainstream American movies of the season.
January 1, 2000
It doesn't have the electricity, the wound-up tension, of [Scorsese's] best work, and as a result I was too aware of the story marching by.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 1, 2000
In the end, Money is a scratch, a contrived cliffhanger that sets us up for Hustler III.
January 1, 2000
Scorsese gets you inside the game in a way most sports movies never hint at.
October 8, 1986
The Color of Money is a good movie, but perhaps not a good sequel.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4