House of Games Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 2080

Average Rating: 2.9/4

# of Ratings: 48

Theatrical Release Date: 10/01/1987

Language: English

Genre: Crime, Mystery

MPAA Rating: R

Director: David Mamet

Actors: Lindsay Crouse, Joe Mantegna, Mike Nussbaum, Lilia Skala, J.T. Walsh, Ricky Jay

Plot: Margaret Ford (Crouse) is a psychiatrist who is trying to help Billy Hahn, a gambler who wants to end his life. Billy confesses that he owes $25,000 that needs to be paid if not he will be killed. She then looks for Mike (Mantegna) to compromise the dilemma. She gets close to Mike and wants to write about his line of work.

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Rating of
4/4

Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 06/18/2019

As thought-provoking as it is entertaining, "House of Games" is an inventive crime drama that's just full of surprises.

Rating of
3/4

Snoogans - wrote on 09/04/2014

A tightly contained, sneaky con game. It leaves little room for drama as it blazes through a lean plot. The end is a surprising turn that works conceptually well. The experience is cool, in a very understated devilish manner.

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Rating of
3.5/4

House of Games review

Daniel Corleone - wrote on 06/20/2013

Fun, provocative, smart and full of twists. Margaret Ford (Crouse)is a serious psychiatrist. Billy Hahn, a gambler who wants to end his life, seeks advise from Ford. Billy confesses that he owes $25,000 that needs to be paid if not he will be killed. She then looks for Mike (Mantegna) at a bar. Mike asks Margaret for a favor, to do a "tell." Joey (Mike Nussbaum) leaves an important briefcase from a con that went wrong due to a cop that gets killed.

Aside from the tailor-fit noir soundtrack and the enchanting plot, it has solid acting, while the screenplay was gold. So many memorable lines: "Many things that should be pleasures are not." "It happens to the best. It happens to the rest." "It was only business." "Don't work so hard...you need to enjoy." "Don't trust nobody." "Take …

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