Well this movie really impressed me with its mix of poker hustling and mystery suspense. Although it was obvious that there was twists to be seen after just 30mins when the 1st one is realised it isn't a movie you can predict and to its credit it isn't a movie that you want to predict it has it all sexy ladies, handsome men, suspense and mystery (with a few suprises thrown in for good measure) Stallone is maybe a little "boring" in his role but he still brings a certain amount of screen presance with his introduction. What is really strange is that the 2 main names in the movie don't even enter it till about 1 hour in a very bold move by the director which works very well. All in all i loved this movie Watch it and enjoy it!
Shade (2003) 1080p YIFY Movie
Shade (2003) 1080p
Shade is a movie starring Joe Nicolo, Carl Mazzocone Sr., and George Tovar. A group of hustlers encounter "The Dean" and pull off a successful sting that results in their pursuit by a vengeful gangster.
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The Synopsis for Shade (2003) 1080p
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.
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Poker and storyReviewed byAnno_1366Vote: 7/10
"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 those who insist on everything being spelled out, and in order. Not a great film, but a fine debut for Nieman and very interesting to view. Also excellent acting by most of the cast, with no real scenery chewing (exc. Jamie Foxx, who was a bit over the top; but hey, there ARE people who are like that, so...!?).
Everyone must go see and support this film. If you like Tarantino, which I do, this film is perfect for you. With lots of twist and turns, Shade keeps you at the edge of your seat until the very last minute. It is a must see. Stallone is a classic, Melanie Griffith is smooth, Thandie Newton is sexy and cunning, Gabriel Byrne is brilliant as usual and of course, Stuart Townsend steals with a swift move every single scene with his superb talent. Damian Neiman did an excellent job writing and directing this movie and I am sure many more great films will be in his hands soon. I was fortunate enough to attend the Philadelphia and Atlantic City screenings for this film and to meet Damian, Shawn, Joe Nicolo, Carl, Michelle, Sara and last but not least, Stuart Townsend. They were all very gracious and showed me a lovely time in both cities. I also met many wonderful people from this group, who I hope to keep as long time friends. I had an amazing time and hope to do it all over again when they come down to Miami, Florida. Again, thank you for everything Damian, Shawn, Sara, Joe, Carl, Michelle and Stuart, you really are the best. Best of luck to you and to Shade. In my book, two thumbs up and if I had three thumbs, I would give it three. :-D Everyone, GO SEE SHADE! You won't regret it.