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Shade (2003)

Shade (2003)

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The first film from real-life card shark Damian Nieman, who wrote and directed the picture, stars Gabriel Byrne, Thandie Newton, and Stuart Townsend as a trio of con-artists looking to make a big score. With the help of The Dean (Sylvester Stallone), the three pull off a grift that makes them all very rich. Unfortunately, the original owners of the dough aren't exactly pleased and are out to get the money and revenge. Shade premiered at the 2003 CineVegas film festival and also stars Jamie Foxx and Melanie Griffith.
Rating:
R (for language, violence and sexuality/nudity)
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Studio:
RKO Pictures

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Cast

Gabriel Byrne
as Charlie Miller
Thandie Newton
as Tiffany
Jamie Foxx
as Larry Jennings
Hal Holbrook
as The Professor
Bo Hopkins
as Scarne
Charles Rocket
as Tony D.
Michael Dorn
as Jack Thornhill
Jason Cerbone
as Young Dean
Mark Boone Jr.
as Leipzig
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Critic Reviews for Shade

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (5)

Card sharks and grifters look like the stuff of an engrossing movie in Shade, but, in the end, under-realized direction and characters deliver less than a full deck.

Full Review… | June 10, 2008
Variety
Top Critic

A failure on every conceivable level -- from its trite, pedestrian dialogue to its static, torturous pacing.

April 30, 2004
Miami Herald
Top Critic

Loaded with dizzying cons and betrayals, it pays off with a satisfying and unpredictable finish.

April 8, 2004
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Through some mystery of connection and financing that involves producer Merv Griffin, many worthy players are degraded by Nieman's amateur stylings.

Full Review… | April 8, 2004
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic

A dramatic thriller with a large cast playing the hell out of some very juicy roles.

April 8, 2004
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

Shade is the kind of film that makes for a perfect Saturday night rental.

Full Review… | June 26, 2005
FromTheBalcony

Audience Reviews for Shade

Another forgotten Stallone film, This time it's about card griffting and even though it can be hard to keep up with who's on who's side even in the end we're still not sure, The card games were pretty good and there's about 3 twists that kept the film fresh, We expect twists in films like this so they weren't a big suprise but it's pretty good but nothing new.

Jamie Clarke
Jamie Clarke

Super Reviewer

When gambling your life, leave nothing to chance.

Wahida K
Wahida K

Super Reviewer

½

A swift, smart and wickedly entertaing crime thriller. Tense, clever and really cool. Teriffically funny and suspensful. Great twist and turns that never let up. Lot's of fun and enjoyment. A con you cant help but get caught up in. The cast is brilliant. Stuart Townsend, Thandie Newton and Gabriel Bryne are sizzeling. The three actors have great chemistry. Sylvester Stallone is teriffic. One of his best performances in years. It has the flash and cash to keep up.

Al S
Al S

Super Reviewer

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