Gambit (2012)

Gambit (2012)

Gambit (2012)

Colin Firth is an art curator and Cameron Diaz as a Texas rodeo queen, teaming up to con his abusive boss (Alan Rickman) into buying a fake Monet painting. Written by the Coen brothers, adapting Michael Caine’s 1966 comedy crime caper.

2012Rating: PG, Mild coarse language, violence and sexual references89 minsUSA
Comedy
Director:
Michael Hoffman ('The Last Station', 'The Emperor's Club', 'One Fine Day')
Writer:
Ethan CoenJoel Coen
Cast:
Colin FirthCameron DiazAlan RickmanStanley TucciCloris LeachmanTom Courtenay
70%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Not Great

With such a star-studded cast you expect the best but when it comes to this film its short of being the best it could have been. Admittedly there were scenes which were hilarious but overall the plot could have been developed and likewise with the acting.

2.0
0

Disappointing

The Coen brothers' script is a major let-down, and the director seems to be on auto-pilot. There are a few laughs to be had, but Colin Firth and Alan Rickman seem bored, and Cameron Diaz's cringe-worthy attempt at a southern accent makes this a very forgettable film.

2.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Middling in every respect.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

[A] leaden, lethargic affair, based on a 10-year-old script by the Coen brothers that feels like a first draft at best.

2.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

An awful lot of talent has been put to waste here.

1.0
0
Little White Lies

Little White Lies

press

Make it stop! Oh please just make it stop!

1.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Even with a script by the Coen brothers, this contemporary London caper movie falls far short of its potential even as a lightweight comic romp.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Big laughs are missing. This just about gets away with it rather than romps off with the loot.

2.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Middling in every respect.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

[A] leaden, lethargic affair, based on a 10-year-old script by the Coen brothers that feels like a first draft at best.

2.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

An awful lot of talent has been put to waste here.

1.0
0
Little White Lies

Little White Lies

press

Make it stop! Oh please just make it stop!

1.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Even with a script by the Coen brothers, this contemporary London caper movie falls far short of its potential even as a lightweight comic romp.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Big laughs are missing. This just about gets away with it rather than romps off with the loot.

2.0
0

Not Great

With such a star-studded cast you expect the best but when it comes to this film its short of being the best it could have been. Admittedly there were scenes which were hilarious but overall the plot could have been developed and likewise with the acting.

2.0
0

Disappointing

The Coen brothers' script is a major let-down, and the director seems to be on auto-pilot. There are a few laughs to be had, but Colin Firth and Alan Rickman seem bored, and Cameron Diaz's cringe-worthy attempt at a southern accent makes this a very forgettable film.

2.0
0