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Atlantic City USA / Atlantic City

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

Released: 1981
Genre: DRAMA
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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