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Croupier (1998)Croupier (1998)

Croupier (1998)

Clive Owen is a casino dealer trying to stay above the hustle in his star-making role

Drama, Thriller

7.6

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France, Germany
English, Italian
A-list actors, Suspenseful, Thrilling
1998
Mike Hodges
Alex Kingston, Alexander Morton, Barnaby Kay
94 min

Synopsis

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Jack Manfred is an aspiring writer who to make ends meet, takes a job as a croupier. Jack remains an observer, knowing that everything in life is a gamble and that gamblers are born to lose. Inevitably, he gets sucked into the world of the casino which takes its toll on his relationships and the novel he is writing.

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7.6
Jenna Gordon

Clive Owen stars as a struggling writer who reluctantly accepts a lucrative offer to work as a croupier at a London casino. His characteristic aloofness, hatred of gambling, and sharp observational skills allow him to remain uncompromised and able to catch any attempt at cheating within his field of vision. But when a savvy professional gambler he shares an attraction with asks him to participate in a heist in an uncompromised way, he’s forced to consider playing the angles. Owen’s coolly detached performance is a marvel, and the depiction of the London casino scene is detailed and gritty, both of which make for compelling British noir.

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