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Genres: Thriller , Crime
Actors: Carl Mazzocone , Holly Catarancuic , Sean Stanek , Mick Rossi , Carl Mazzocone Sr. , Joe Nicolo , Gabriel Byrne , Glenn Plummer , Thandie Newton , Shane T. Anderson , Doc Duhame , Mark De Alessandro , Jason Cerbone , Frank Medrano , George Tovar
Director: Damian Nieman
Country: United States
Year: 2003
IMDB Rating: 6.3/10 (8453 votes)

Shade is set in the world of poker hustlers working the clubs and martini bars of Los Angeles. The tale unfolds as a group of hustlers encounter “The Dean” and pull off a successful sting that results in their pursuit by a vengeful gangster.

Film Review

I think that's a line from the movie. It doesn't matter if this catchphrase is or isn't, because nothing, not even a line up of sunsetting incredible actors could save this movie. Man this movie is bad. I originally was going to give this 10 stars and trash Steven Soderbergh for copying the plot line, locations and the idea of twist after twist after twist. I thought this movie preceded Oceans 11, but when I came to IMDb I found this was released AFTER Ocean's 11. AFTER. I have plenty to say about how much I loathe Soderbergh, but one thing you can never take from him is Ocean's 11. It is one of the few perfect films of our generation. The Ocean's movie (the first, 12 and 13 are horrific) set the bar on grifting movies incredibly high that one shouldn't even consider penning another one until you can match it, top it, or heck, just come close to its genius without copying it. This movie could only copy the good ideas from Oceans 11 and get wrong ever…

"Shade" is actually a pretty good film — but esp. for those who like any card game/s and/or films about "the con," such as Mamet’s "House of Games," "The Griters," et al. The drama & dialogue aren’t Mamet calibre, but hey: That’s why Mamet is Mamet, eh!? Granted Griffin is the weakest of the ensemble, but hers is not so large a role that it should distract… exc. those who dislike her anyway. The credits are truly amazing and I stress: These are NOT camera or editing tricks or CGI; they are real hands in real time doing real manipulations… truly remarkable!! Tyro director Nieman, also its scripter, obviously (well, my guess, anyway!) drew upon the mood & style of varied "con" films, as well as "The Usual Suspects" et al. — i.e., it’s a non-linear unfolding of the story and a lot of intentionally vague relationships that leaves the viewer to fill in the blanks. Personally, I like obtuse films, but it may annoy tho…

I thought the cast was good, especially Stallone, whose ego takes over any acting parts he's done in the last 20 years, here he hearkens back to his Lords of Flatbush days and actually acts.Of course, every "twist" was so predictable. You know someone is grifting someone and it can't be that easy to figure it out here, but it is. That was a little bit disappointing how predictable it was. And the little titles telling us what were going to see "the mark, etc." ala The Sting, has been so overdone, it's a bad cliché now and does nothing to move the story along.I also thought the opening con, where they pull the ring grift with the gas station attendant was totally out of place for this movie. Here's a guy who can make 40,000 a night in scams and he's going to all this trouble to make a measly $300 bucks? Good cast, average script but well done.