Billy and Sydney think they’re the best basketball hustlers in town, so when they join forces, nothing can stop them, except each other. To add to their problems, Billy owes money and is being chased by a pair of gangster types.
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Fairly silly and predictable, even for a comedy, this Kubrick favourite is yet so enjoyable, especially during the games scenes, with Harrelson and Snipes stealing the show. It may look outdated, but that's just another way of saying this is a 90's nostalgic movie.
Except for the terrible early '90s sense of fashion, everything about this film aged like a fine wine. From bending stereotypes to the fresh spin on hustling stories and subverting the black/white buddy adventure, Ron Shelton's finest achievement shines all the way through and proves to have infinite rewatchability.
What seemed forgettable and of little consequence on release holds up fairly well 24 years later. Harrelson and Snipes have some chemistry here but Rosie Perez is easily best in show even despite her silly Jeopardy side story.
All the quick bantering dialogue is enough to make this movie enjoyable to watch; of course Woody Harrelson's lovable idiocy and inability to grow as a character is infuriating at times. Not to mention the plot is pretty weak.