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Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Maverick (1994)

Directed by Richard Donner
Starred Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster, James Garner, Graham Greene, Alfred Molina, James Coburn, Clint Black...
1994, United States, English.






A very entertaining well-done movie from Richard Donner. Full of turns, twists, surprises, although they aren't big ones.
It isn't often that I enjoy a movie very much, which follows strictly Hollywood typical codes, but I do in this case. And despite a huge hole in the plot in one of most memorable scenes of the movie.
What amazes me with this in particular, the movie is so loaded with cameos from country singers to TV series actors (movie based on a TV series), from western actors to other Donner's movies' actors, from family members of the crew to filmmakers of this movie, it is naturally impossible to recognize all. I love Danny Glover - Mel Gibson scene where there is a very original reference to another movie, Lethal Weapon also made by Donner. And Louis Lane from Donner's Superman :)
The references don't end there, it also references real life gangsters, character's from other movies and western movies doubles etc. Go to IMDb to read all, you will be amazed.
To me, no matter how many cliches the movie offered, no matter how many plot holes, it was a memorable experience.
The movie was nominated for Best Costume Designing in Oscars, lost to The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.


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If you look for;

an entertaining heist
a heist with full of cameos
western heist
a movie about gamblers and poker
a comedy heist

then this is your movie.

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If you liked this movie, I believe you might like also:
(available in the blog)

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
Nicotina (2003)
Ocean's Eleven (2001)
The Sting (1973)
The Train Robbers (1973)
Tower Heist (2011)
Cop Car (2015)
Now You See Me (2013) 
Organize Isler / Magic Carpet Ride (2005)

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Degree: Pure Theft Movie
Sub-Category: Pickpocketing, Grifting/ Fraud
Excellence of Robbery Plan: 3/5
Originality of Robbery Plan: 3/5
Quality of Robbery Action Scenes: 4/5
Actors' Performances: 4/5
Excitement Level: 3/5
Surprise Level: 3/5
Humor Level: 5/5
Originality of the Story in General: 3/5
Rating As A Robbery/Heist Movie: 3/5
Rating the Movie As A Whole: 3/5

Important Reminder: Below trailer might contain important spoilers.

 

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  2. I just saw this comment, also :(
    I am flatterd with your compliments :) Thank you very much. Soon I am going to add a few memorable and new movies. Stay tuned! :)

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