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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Charles S. Dutton,
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Rachael Leigh Cook,
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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
The credits list an "Erdnase Grip" and a "Mechanic's Grip." S.W. Erdnase was the pseudonym of the author of the book "Expert at the Card Table," which was referenced in this movie. A "mechanic's grip" is a special way to hold the cards that facilitates many common sleights (including dealing seconds and dealing from the bottom of the deck). See more »
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...