The Gambler
The Gambler (1974)

Constantly in debt, college professor Caan must rely on his former friends and associates to bail him out. As his habit becomes an incurable disease, Caan finds that the only people who will have anything to do with him are those to whom he… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: May 14, 2002
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Critic Score: 86% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Steve Crum

Fairly good dramatics topped by strong James Caan.

Christopher Null

Caan doesn't need much else (aside from his 'fro) to carry the picture.

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Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily

James Caan is unforgettable in this tense examination of a college professor who can't stop gambling. One of the many overlooked gems of the 1970s.

Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Haunting Karel Reisz film

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Flixster Audience Score: 78% Flixster User Reviews
Adam Mahler
a thriller masquerading as a drama, but some good shots heighten what's drama; the hero needs to lose to prove to himself that he actually risked; Caan… More
Christopher Brown
Great drama about a born loser who is given a second chance. An incredible character drama with the always great (at least back then) Caan.