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The Color of Money Reviews

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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
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.
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Variety
March 26, 2007
Pic has a distinctive pulse of its own with exceptional performances by Paul Newman and Tom Cruise.
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Pat Graham
Chicago Reader
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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Stephen Garrett
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Scorsese's direction at its most downmarket and upbeat -- never have pool tables, balls and cues looked so rich and strange.
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 20, 2003
A stunning vehicle -- a white Cadillac among the other mainstream American movies of the season.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
In the end, Money is a scratch, a contrived cliffhanger that sets us up for Hustler III.
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Paul Attanasio
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Scorsese gets you inside the game in a way most sports movies never hint at.
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
October 8, 1986
The Color of Money is a good movie, but perhaps not a good sequel.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4