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Karel Reisz United States, 1974

T. J. Harman's rating of the film The Gambler

I know it's been said by many many times but they made movies in the US they won't make now...gritty little character pieces with no sugar that I eat up. Better on 2nd viewing, this has Toback all over it though he only wrote it. Probably Cann's best performance...he really nails the charm the character needs and not just the impulse and desperation because this guy couldn't last as long as he does without it.