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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 12A
Cast
Cameron Diaz
Stanley Tucci
Alan Rickman
Colin Firth
Directors
Michael Hoffman
Screenwriters
Ethan Coen
Joel Coen
Running Time
TBC minutes

Gambit
Heist and dry


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Plot
Art expert Harry Deane (Firth) enlists a forger (Tom Courtenay) and a Texan rodeo champion (Diaz) in a plot to defraud his odious employer, media baron Lord Shahbandar (Rickman). However, despite meticulous planning, the caper seems to veer off course.


Verdict
A few smiles and some fraying charm, but big laughs are missing. This just about gets away with it rather than romps off with the loot.


Reviewed by Kim Newman

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