114. Gambit (2012)

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6.6 Stupid story but fun
  • Acting 6.9
  • Directing 6.6
  • Story 6.2
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Starring: Colin Firth, Cameron Diaz, Alan Rickman

Director: Michael Hoffman

Running Time: 89 mins


Gambit is a British film about an art dealer who buys a fake Monet, and makes his evil billionaire boss buy it from him, in order to get revenge, even though he must first utilise a young cowgirl from Texas to convince him that it is a true Monet painting.

I haven’t seen the original 1966 film, so I’ll watch that in the future, but I did enjoy this film.

As usual, anything with Colin Firth in it has the exact same story, and exact same jokes: posh man gets hit by something, nearly dies, nearly succeeds, his trousers fall off, and then it all ends happily ever after. The fact that the story was just completely predictable was definitely a great disappointment, and for such an all-star cast, I was expecting more.

However, I felt that this was actually a very funny film when it came to some of the jokes that didn’t involve Mr. Firth’s poshness, with some great farce and chaos throughout, and many unexpected twists during the film, which was occasionally a nice surprise.

Overall, this film was quite disappointing in terms of providing an exciting and unpredictable story, but it made up for it with many of the jokes throughout, so that’s why it gets a 6.6 from me.

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