The Gambler

  • 1997
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Biography, Drama

Beneath the grubby performance by Michel Gambon and some stylistic flourishes, Karoly Makk's dramatization of an episode from the tortured life of Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoyevsky is pretty standard stuff: a handsome but somewhat clunky biopic wrapped around an adaptation of a classic novel. It's 1866, in old St. Petersburg, and Dostoyevsky is in a desperate...read more

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  • Released: 1997
  • Rating: NR
  • Review: Beneath the grubby performance by Michel Gambon and some stylistic flourishes, Karoly Makk's dramatization of an episode from the tortured life of Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoyevsky is pretty standard stuff: a handsome but somewhat clunky biopic wrapped a… (more)

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