Atlantic City

1980

Action / Crime / Drama / Romance

6
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 100%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 78%
IMDb Rating 7.4 10 12434

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Susan Sarandon as Sally
Elias Koteas as Extra
Wallace Shawn as Waiter
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Reviewed by videorama-759-859391 7 / 10

Good, but no jackpot

Though this movie isn't earth shattering, it's rather memorable, where we two great actors strut their stuff. I remember seeing this 30 years ago, where it made more of an impression on me back then. It's the luckless characters that make it work, Lancaster in particular of course, seamless, as a small time hood, who runs a lucrative numbers racket, who dreams of much greater success, and notoriety, being matched with those famous hoods, where at times, you wonder if truths are lies. He also makes money, looking after and servicing a bed ridden, old, and once beautiful starlet, showgirl (the unforgettable Kate Reid). The movie starts off wonderfully where an enterprising, yet ill fortunate, training croupier, Sarandon, is baring some of herself, you might say (slicing lemon have never been sexier). She's the apple of Lancaster's eye, where the two meet merely at Lancaster's welcome fortune and blessing, after her former loser/scumbucket hubby, a younger and different looking Robert Joy (the deformed looking guy in Land Of The Dead, and Hills Have Eyes remake) buys the farm. AC is memorable like I said, but isn't something really special, where if looking at in another way, it is. However it's entertaining and rewarding, thanks to the great cast, Joy, another memorable standout, Reid, the biggest, while the always ever smiling Al Waxman, was a likable card playing hood (he was the pudgy detective in Class Of 1984) and only appears briefly here in a couple of scenes. The movie is also memorable for the great photography and use of locations, where to me, Atlantic City is like a Miami Dive, where 20 to 30 years, before the point of the story, it would of been something different. But the most memorable scene here, was that one shot of that big casino building, crumbling down, and reduced to nothing more than rubble. Also, that unforgettable line with Lancaster and Sarandon check into that hotel, near ending, both you'll see in the preview to this. The title song is those that will ring in your head too. Catch that in the preview as well.

Reviewed by SnoopyStyle 7 / 10

great actors

Sally (Susan Sarandon) works at an Atlantic City casino oyster bar. She's learning french and card dealer. Her estranged husband Dave Matthews (Robert Joy) ran off with her younger sister Chrissie back in Saskatchewan. He steals a large package of cocaine in Philadelphia and arrives with a pregnant Chrissie looking to sell the drugs. He recruits Sally's next door neighbor and bookmaking old-timer Lou Pascal (Burt Lancaster). Lou has been caring for bed-ridden neighbor Grace Pinza and pining for the much younger Sally.

Legendary French filmmaker Louis Malle creates an air of crumbling decay. The film got nominated for the five big Academy awards but won none of them. There is no denying the greatness of Lancaster but he got beat by another legend Henry Fonda. This is a movie of characters. These people exists at the edges. It doesn't have the needed intensity but the great actors keep the characters interesting.

Reviewed by raymond_chandler 9 / 10

Malle, Sarandon, and Lancaster Create Movie Magic

"Atlantic City" is the movie wherein my crush on Susan Sarandon (and her figure) reached full flower. She is klutzy, strong-willed, and hopeful as an aspiring casino dealer at the dawn of Las Vegas East. Burt Lancaster gives a heart-rending performance as a two-bit crook who has simply outlived all the real thugs. It was like watching a mighty oak refuse to shed its last few tender leaves before succumbing to the frigid indifference of Winter. Louis Malle keeps the movie moving along amiably, and the few weak points (the ex-husband, occasional overacting by SS, some viewers may also find BL a bit hammy for their tastes) are not particularly dire. The film evokes the spirit of the great film noirs of the 1940s and 1950s. Think Coen Bros. served with a thick glaze of sentimentality. Comic yet poignant, "Atlantic City" is one of the Best Films of the Eighties (says I).

"Tutti-frutti ice cream and craps don't mix."

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