House of Games
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 96%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"David Mamet's sometimes baffling, never less than fascinating glimpse into the dark underbelly of this world where it turns out that winning games of chance involve more skill (and con artistry) than luck."
‑ Dan Jardine, Cinemania
"A conceptual film about con artists, Mamet's feature debut is a deadpan, deviously comic melodrama that proceeds with twists and reversals and builds like a poker game in which the stakes are higher and higher."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"The best of the con game movies"
‑ Jon Niccum, Lawrence Journal-World
"What intrigues is the con games themselves, as Mamet's film explores with a certain joyous streak of mischief some of the tricks of the trade."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"O roteiro é mais previsível do que Mamet desejaria e seu primeiro trabalho na direção exibe uma teatralidade que ele gradualmente superaria, mas, apesar disso, a complexidade de seus personagens e a dinâmica de seus diálogos são admiráveis."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"fiendishly clever"
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"Playwright David Mamet's directorial debut is a cardsharp con game full of tricks."
‑ James Rocchi, Netflix
"...will keep you on your toes and guessing from beginning to end."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"Since it would be unfair to spoil a moment of this perfectly-plotted masterpiece, all you need to know is that it landed on this critic's Best Movies of the Millennium List in 2000."
‑ Kam Williams, NewsBlaze
"A top-notch psychological thriller about sexual politics, trust and betrayal."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"One of the finest Mamet adaptations out there."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
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