The Color of Money
The Color of Money (1986)

Oscar-nominated in 1961 for his performance as pool hustler Fast Eddie Felson in The Hustler, Paul Newman won that award a quarter century later when he reprised the role in The Color of Money. At the end of The Hustler, Felson was banned… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: October 8, 1986
DVD Release Date: March 6, 2001
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Critic Score: 90% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: That it's inferior to the original goes without saying, but Paul Newman and Tom Cruise are a joy to watch, and Martin Scorsese's direction is typically superb.

Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine

We are not on Rocky's side of the street, but in Martin Scorsese country, where bent character, not sentiment, shapes destiny, and the best the struggling human spirit can hope for is a split decision.

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Stephen Garrett
Time Out

Scorsese's direction at its most downmarket and upbeat -- never have pool tables, balls and cues looked so rich and strange.

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Sean Axmaker

[Scorsese] delivers the cinematic charge of the pool room culture of hustle and gamesmanship along with the education of a young protégé lacking self and a mentor who has yet to face his own conflicted feelings about the game.

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Pic has a distinctive pulse of its own with exceptional performances by Paul Newman and Tom Cruise.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

A stunning vehicle -- a white Cadillac among the other mainstream American movies of the season.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

There's nothing [Martin Scorsese] made so achingly generic and impersonal as this.

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Pat Graham
Chicago Reader

A solidly crafted entertainment that, for the most part, strikes a successful balance between commercial necessity and personal expression.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

It doesn't have the electricity, the wound-up tension, of [Scorsese's] best work, and as a result I was too aware of the story marching by.

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James Plath
Movie Metropolis

It's entertaining and at times even insightful, but nowhere near as powerful-or memorable-as "The Hustler."

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Flixster Audience Score: 73% Flixster User Reviews
Aj V
If you liked The Hustler, you'll like this movie, it's pretty much the same movie. I found both of them boring. Sure they're hustlers and… More
paul oh
That ending made up for the whole movie!
Phil Hubbs
Tend to forget this was a sequel to the film 'The Hustler', probably because it feels like a Cruise vehicle for his young obnoxious over acting and… More
Chris Weber
I'll just admit right from the start that I am pretty much incapable of being too harsh on Martin Scorsese or the films he makes. No matter what,… More
Melvin White
Eddie Felson: Money won is twice as sweet as money earned.  "The Hustler isn't what he used to be, but he has the next best thing: a kid who… More
Mark Walker
It's a salivating inducing prospect for any film fan to have old hands Martin Scorsese and Paul Newman and new hand Tom Cruise combine, to follow on the… More

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