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msmichel's rating of the film The Cincinnati Kid

Solid scripting and exceptional editing elevate this 'The Hustler' influenced film beyond those limitations. Ring Lardner Jr.'s script (assisted by Terry Southern) packs some good punches assisted by strong casting save the usual smug McQueen. Best in show is the flamboyant editing style of Hal Ashby which is well showcased here. Karl Malden and Edward G. Robinson excel here as does a sultry Ann Margaret.