House of Games

House of Games ★★★★

David Mamet's first film behind the camera was a a pretty typical con flick that works because it always seems like Mamet knows his audience can see the big twist coming a mile away, because like with everything con movie you are constantly aware that everything you are seeing is probably part of the con itself, but in doing so blasts you in the face with an ending that goes OK, it was obvious where the story was going. But how much were you paying attention to these characters themselves? And then goes completely unexpected once you realism you didn't really know them well at all. Its a brilliant con, because you fall for the same trick as the main character, you get explained in detail exactly whats happening yet you missed the human emotional aspect right in front of your face the whole time.

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