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Richard Gilliam
Gambit is a delightful caper film, entertainingly styled by cinematographer-turned-director Ronald Neame. It features fine lead performances from Michael Caine and Shirley MacLaine, and a similarly strong supporting performance from Herbert Lom, the ostensible victim of their crime. The clever story mixes a fun, lightweight attitude with an intricate series of twists, helping it work as both a mystery and a comedy. The material owes a great debt to the Cary Grant-Audrey Hepburn 1963 comedy/thriller Charade, though both films imitate the 1954 Jules Dassin classic Rififi. Nonetheless, Gambit stands up well, with fine production design, gorgeous costumes, and handsome cinematography from the reliable Clifford Stine. ~ Richard Gilliam, Rovi
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