DVD review: Gambit

DVD review: Gambit

Ratings: 2.5/5

Any film that banks on Cameron Diaz's standard ditsy on-screen persona (remember Bad Teacher and There's Something About Mary?) usually falls somewhere between stupid and funny.

In Michael Hoffman's remake of the 1966 crime caper which starred Shirley MacLaine and Michael Caine, Diaz plays PJ Puznowski, your typical blonde beauty - a full-on rodeo Honky Tonk chick right out of Texas - who is hired by a revengeful British thief, Harry Deane (Colin Firth) to help con his abusive boss, Lord Shabandar (Alan Rickman), into buying a fake painting.

And Miss Rodeo Queen, of all people, is the key to making that happen.

It's an agonisingly pointless film, and you'll squirm at every humiliating wrong turn - and there are many.


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