Deal (2008)

Deal yourself in for high-speed thrills and high-stakes poker action in this triumphant tale of cards and courage starring Burt Reynolds, Bret Harrison and Shannon Elizabeth. A retired gambler (Reynolds) itching to get back in the game… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: April 25, 2008
DVD Release Date: August 20, 2008
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Critic Score: 3% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Employing multiple cinematic clichés and milking stale performances, Deal proves inadequate for even the lowly regarded poker movie genre.

Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

They've got to do something else with these poker movies.

Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

Deal could use a touch of the slickness that's making the blackjack drama 21 such a greasy hit.

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Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

An embarrassingly toothless and endlessly boring story about characters we barely get to know doing things that are more exciting than they make it seem.

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Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times

Reynolds doesn't convey any of the lightning bolt insouciance that made him arguably the greatest movie star of the '70s and '80s (really) but rather just stands there.

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

A product of the recent poker craze, this can't compare with the movie that helped launch it, John Dahl's tense Rounders.

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Mike Scott

As a piece of entertainment, it's like being dealt a pair of twos: You could certainly do worse, but ...

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Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter

Success isn't in the cards for this plodding poker drama.

John Anderson

Deal is perhaps too briskly paced: The narrative moves along a bit too fleetingly for any genuine character development.

Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile

It's not the cards you play but the people . . . which is why poker movies (in this case Texas Hold'em) are far more interesting than many sports movies

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Flixster Audience Score: 38% Flixster User Reviews
Fascade Fiveoneeight
Another card shark movie...where the aging teacher eventually takes the student to more ways than just is good whether you like the card… More
ken j
Deal centers around a aging poker player played really good by a ageing Burt Reynolds who never fullfilled his dream of winning the big one and the young kid… More