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Shade (2003)

R  |   |  Crime, Thriller  |  12 March 2004 (Thailand)
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Shade is set in the world of poker hustlers working the clubs and martini bars of Los Angeles. The tale unfolds as a group of hustlers encounter "The Dean" and pull off a successful sting ... See full summary »

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Shade is set in the world of poker hustlers working the clubs and martini bars of Los Angeles. The tale unfolds as a group of hustlers encounter "The Dean" and pull off a successful sting that results in their pursuit by a vengeful gangster. Written by <rdash@attcanada.ca>

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Budget:

$6,800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$10,696 (USA) (9 April 2004)

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$10,696 (USA) (9 April 2004)
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Gutted... i was expecting more.
2 April 2013 | by See all my reviews

SHADE

I was disappointed with this.

I had never heard of this before which surprised me. This movie has a very impressive cast list which is why i bought it. But it was just very very average at best.

The film is about poker... a lot of people conning and ripping off everyone else. No-one can be trusted.

The film stars Stuart Townsend, Gabriel Byrne, Thandie Newton, Jamie Foxx, Melanie Grifith & Sylvester Stallone.

That is a lot of very good actors in one movie. But I am surprised they took this film on. It's pretty slow going.

There are a few good scenes in the film. I like the way some of them get hustled. Very impressive. And you get to see some really good slight of hand card tricks. I also liked the ending... I should have seen the ending coming, but it was a good twist at the end.

Don't get me wrong... I didn't hate the movie. It just felt like a straight to TV film but with big stars.

I will give this film 5 out of 10.

It's alright I suppose, but don't let the stars make you believe this is going to be good...

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