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A decent piece of entertainment with charismatic stars
This comic thriller starts out slowly, taking a while before the fairly interesting story (with highly obvious similarities to Hitchcock) gains momentum. Along the way, there are a few spots which could have done with some speeding up. And, finally, the film feels about half an hour too long.
Despite the flaws in pacing, "The Prize" is a decent piece of entertainment, mostly thanks to the stars of the film. Paul Newman plays the hero with irresistible charisma, while Elke Sommer and Diane Baker make a gorgeous pair of leading ladies. Oh, and there's good old Leo G. Carroll, too.
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