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Atlantic City USA / Atlantic City


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  Atlantic City USA / Atlantic City Review
Tookey's Rating
7 /10
 
Average Rating
8.29 /10
 
Starring
Burt Lancaster , Susan Sarandon , Kate Reid
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Directed by: Louis Malle
Written by: John Guare

 
 
 
Released: 1981
   
Genre: DRAMA
CRIME
THRILLER
   
Origin: Canada/ France
   
Length: 105
 
 


 
Crooks congregate in Atlantic City, and one of them (Burt Lancaster) falls for a waitress (Susan Sarandon, pictured).
Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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Superficially a gangster movie, but the thriller plot is very subsidiary. It's really more of a mood piece about American low-life, masterfully directed by Louis Malle, with his usual eye for the telling detail. Burt Lancaster and Susan Sarandon excel, especially together, so that the film also works as a character study.


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