Gambit

GAMBIT

Review: A private art curator decides to take revenge on his abusive boss by drawing him into buying a fake Monet. His plan requires the help of a beautiful woman, although things quickly spin out of control once the job gets under way. 
Director: Michael Hoffman
Actors: Colin Firth, Cameron Diaz, Alan Rickman, Tom Courtenay, Alex Macqueen, Joe Berryman, Terry Dale Parks, Cloris Leachman, Sarah Goldberg, Obi Abili, Anna Skellern, Pip Torrens and Stanley Tucci
Year: 2012
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime and Drama
Conclusion: 1/5
A terrible film which is a remake of a 1966 crime caper that starred Michael Caine and Shirley Maclaine. I love Colin Firth as an actor but him playing this role is a huge mistake. He wasn’t well suited to this role and I felt that he didn’t even really get on with Cameron Diaz which didn’t help. I almost felt sorry for him. I am sure at the start he didn’t know what he was getting himself into and how bad this film would actually turn out to be. One of the problems I have with this film even though it goes into the comedy bracket I just didn’t find it funny and didn’t even laugh once. I also expected this film to be a lot funnier as it was written by the brilliant Coen brothers (Joel and Ethan). Even though Micheal Hoffman has done some good work in the past, maybe this film was that bit too demanding for him and he didn’t know what to do himself. I love Pip Torrens’s one liner! The only thing going for this film is the good cast list. Hugh Grant, Sandra Bullock and Sir Ben Kingsley were all originally attached to play at one point. How different this film might have been. 

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