Croupier Movie Review, Trailer
Country: Germany, France, Great Britain, Ireland
Directed by Mike Hodges
Starring: Clive Owen, Kate Hardie, Alex Kingston
Life is a game – that is the slogan of the Croupier movie. The main character, Jack Manfred (Clive Owen), is a beginning writer who finds a job as croupier in a casino “Golden Lion” to write his novel.
Though Jack is not interested in gambling, but in addition to his talent of a writer, he is good at counting and manipulating chips and cards. Therefore, having met charming beauty Jenny, he lets himself in for a dangerous wild-cat. He is offered 20 000 pounds for the assistance in robbing casino “Golden Lion”. And the storyline of the movie develops on the base of frauds and attempts of Jack to rob casino.
Though poker is only in episodes, the movie is worth attention. It is interesting to watch actions taken in casino not by players, but by the employees.