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Tiffany (Jamie Foxx), Charlie (Gabriel Byrne) and Vernon (Thandie Newton) are con artists looking to up the ante from their typical scams. They figure a good way of doing this is taking down Dean "The Dean" Stevens (Dina Merrill), a well-known cardsharp, in a rigged game. However, they first need enough money to enter a game with Stevens, so they decide to strike a deal with fellow crook Larry Jennings (Stuart Townsend) to scam a local gangster -- which turns out to be a bad idea.

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All Critics (15) | Top Critics (4) | Fresh (10) | Rotten (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.

    June 10, 2008
  • A failure on every conceivable level -- from its trite, pedestrian dialogue to its static, torturous pacing.

    April 30, 2004 | Rating: 1/4
  • Loaded with dizzying cons and betrayals, it pays off with a satisfying and unpredictable finish.

    April 8, 2004 | Rating: 3/5
  • A dramatic thriller with a large cast playing the hell out of some very juicy roles.

    April 8, 2004
  • Shade is the kind of film that makes for a perfect Saturday night rental.

    June 26, 2005 | Rating: B | Full Review…
  • ...the plot becomes almost irrelevant -- these guys are just fun to watch, and only Newton seems to be on a vain superstar trip.

    May 22, 2004

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  • May 10, 2015
    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 C Super Reviewer
  • Apr 12, 2010
    gabriel burn, stuart townsend and thandie newton play cons, who bring jamie foxx in on a deal, but whenhe blows money, that belongs to a mobboss, there plan gets a little more complicated, and a showdown with a card legend, played by stallone could bring them big money, id never heard of this, and although nothing new or original, it goes okay, all concerned put in good work, and nice to see stallone acting properly. twists and turns are throughout, sometimes predictable, but its all handled nicely
    scott g Super Reviewer
  • Jan 22, 2010
    I'm a fan of Thandie Newton and Stuart Townsend, but this film did nothing for me.
    Remi L Super Reviewer
  • Dec 15, 2009
    When gambling your life, leave nothing to chance.
    Wahida K Super Reviewer

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