Croupier Reviews

March 20, 2019
Script and direction play safe throughout.
March 6, 2018
Coolly hypnotic, the lean British sleeper Croupier is a reminder that movies don't have to wave their arms and scream to hold our attention.
May 26, 2016
But it's Clive Owen, who was so fine as the homosexual imprisoned in a Nazi concentration camp in "Bent," who steals the show. If you need an actor who emotes thunderstorms while his flesh is as still as a spring day, look no further.
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March 19, 2002
June 5, 2001
For once here is a British film that is both tough and intelligent, and so well-researched that it will probably tell you more about how casinos work than had it been a documentary.
May 10, 2001
Croupier is taut, tense and enthralling, as smart and surprising as its protagonist.
January 1, 2000
The choice of Clive Owen as the star is a good one. He's got the same sort of physical reserve as Sean Connery in the Bond pictures.
January 1, 2000
Owen is superb.
January 1, 2000
Don't let Croupier go by without a look.
January 1, 2000
Polished and adroit ado about next to nothing, Hodges's film owes everything to Owen, who nails the vaguely unsavory, unreadable, half-lidded hunks that inhabit every profitable entertainment-industry outpost.
January 1, 2000
Not since 1971's Get Carter has British director Mike Hodges made a movie as deep, dark and compelling as this thriller.
January 1, 2000
It's very cool. It's only kind of good.
January 1, 2000
Clive Owen conveys a sharp, cynical intelligence that rolls off the screen in waves whenever he widens his glittering blue eyes.
January 1, 2000
Gambling and gamblers are a movie staple, but Croupier comes at the sport and its population from a fresh and, finally, rewardingly wide perspective.
January 1, 2000
With its fascinating, multi-layered plot, intelligent screenplay, and subtle-yet-undeniable tension building, Croupier is an engrossing, stylish thriller that never threatens to wear out its welcome.
January 1, 2000
For 95 percent of the way, it is an engrossing tour of an attractively seamy side of life and a fascinating character study, despite having a novelist for a hero.