Player | Chicago Reader

You searched for:

Search for…

Narrow Search

  • Author

  • Rating

  • Show only

 

New
Rated NR · 100 minutes · 2010

Drama
An end credit offering "special thanks" to Bertolt Brecht and Alexander Pushkin underscores the talkiness of this neo-noir, whose story might have fared better onstage. An aging Nevada gambler (Robert Fleet) grooms a young femme fatale (Natalie Avital) for a big con, which he hopes his straitlaced son (Nick McCallum) will bankroll. Director Alina Szpak makes this an actors' piece, relying on one charged close-up after another, and the desert sequences are nicely rendered in overexposed, acid hues. But the movie's pacing is impeded by stilted black-and-white scenes evoking guys and dolls from a pre-Las Vegas era.
User Rating:
Director: Alina Szpak
Cast: Robert Fleet, Natalie Avital, Nick McCallum, Elizabeth Carlson, Stanley Herman and J. Rene Pena

Now Playing

Sorry there are no upcoming showtimes for Player

Reviews/comments (3)
4.5 out of 5

Showing 1-3 of 3

Add a review

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-3 of 3

Add a review


Roll over stars and click to rate.