Two grifters (Gabriel Byrne, Thandie Newton) join forces with two cardplayers to swindle a legendary gambler in a high-stakes poker game.
" A dramatic thriller with a large cast playing the hell out of some very juicy roles. "
" Loaded with dizzying cons and betrayals, it pays off with a satisfying and unpredictable finish. "
" A failure on every conceivable level -- from its trite, pedestrian dialogue to its static, torturous pacing. "
" Card sharks and grifters look like the stuff of an engrossing movie in Shade, but, in the end, under-realized direction and characters deliver less than a full deck. "
" Through some mystery of connection and financing that involves producer Merv Griffin, many worthy players are degraded by Nieman's amateur stylings. "
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