Shade Reviews

June 10, 2008
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 26, 2005
Shade is the kind of film that makes for a perfect Saturday night rental.
May 22, 2004
...the plot becomes almost irrelevant -- these guys are just fun to watch, and only Newton seems to be on a vain superstar trip.
April 30, 2004
A failure on every conceivable level -- from its trite, pedestrian dialogue to its static, torturous pacing.
April 27, 2004
O diretor/roteirista Damian Nieman mantm o filme com um ritmo sempre envolvente e conta com as timas atuaes de todo o elenco (Stallone e Townsend, em especial).
April 16, 2004
With so many sucker bets coercing your hand before you're really ready to make a safe cinematic wager, this will be one film you won't mind losing your money to see.
April 11, 2004
Too much of a jumble.
April 9, 2004
Good fun for those who like Mametian con-inside-a-con-inside-a-con trickery.
April 8, 2004
Loaded with dizzying cons and betrayals, it pays off with a satisfying and unpredictable finish.
April 8, 2004
Through some mystery of connection and financing that involves producer Merv Griffin, many worthy players are degraded by Nieman's amateur stylings.
April 8, 2004
A dramatic thriller with a large cast playing the hell out of some very juicy roles.
April 5, 2004
In a movie about the con, the play is to hustle the audience into thinking it's more than it is.
March 25, 2004
A fan of gambling flicks? Then, ante up for this one.
July 25, 2003
Audiences are (or should be) too keen on the con genre for filmmakers to keep expecting wide-eyed reactions on twist after twist, but this is a pretty decent one and outside of Mamet it's not often something you should expect.
June 20, 2003
In the game of con-poker, a pair of card mechanics beats a full house of gangsters every time.