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 »
A case of mistaken identity lands Slevin into the middle of a war being plotted by two of the city's most rival crime bosses: The Rabbi and The Boss. Slevin is under constant surveillance by relentless Detective Brikowski as well as the infamous assassin Goodkat and finds himself having to hatch his own ingenious plot to get them before they get him.
Jake Vig (Burns) is a consummate grifter about to pull his biggest con yet, one set to avenge his friend's murder. But his last scam backfired, leaving him indebted to a mob boss (Hoffman) and his enforcer.
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
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...