Abe & Phil's Last Poker Game
When Dr. Abe Mandelbaum (Martin Landau) moves into the nursing home, Cliffside Manor, with his deteriorating wife Molly, he forms an improbable relationship with gambler and womanizer, Phil Nicoletti (Paul Sorvino). Even though at first Abe feels that moving into the home is the end of the road, he soon realizes that his life is finding a whole new beginning. Abe and Phil's friendship is challenged when a mysterious nurse claims that her biological father resides in the home. Without children of their own, both Abe and Phil jump at the chance to convince Angela, and themselves, that they are her father.
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Critics Of "Abe & Phil's Last Poker Game"
April 27, 2017 The Last Poker Game is an unexpectedly warm movie, shot with a honed sense of visual storytelling-especially given the director's newness with all this-and an eye for textures, but one which flames out into a terribly overwrought ending.Read in Source
New York Times
January 11, 2018 The medical tidbits, however awkwardly presented, are the most distinctive aspects of the script. The flat direction, alas, is not the work of a filmmaker.Read in Source
January 10, 2018 Landau and Sorvino offer wonderfully feeling and funny work, making complex, feisty men out of Abe and Phil.Read in Source
Film Journal International
January 11, 2018 Focuses too obsessively on one particular male malady.Read in Source
January 09, 2018 A compassionate portrayal of lives stripped down to bare essentials by aging, illness, and loss.Read in Source
January 12, 2018 Landau's performance here is a deftly calibrated thing of beauty, and it ranks among his finest work since his Oscar-winning turn as a frail Bela Lugosi in Tim Burton's "Ed Wood."Read in Source
Eye for Film
January 11, 2018 The film would benefit from tighter editing and the loss of 20 minutes or so of unnecessary material. As is, it spends too long going nowhere in particular in a manner we have all seen before.Read in Source
Country: United States
Genre: Thriller, Horror, Mystery
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