Overall Rank: 2080
Average Rating: 2.9/4
# of Ratings: 48
Theatrical Release Date: 10/01/1987
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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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.
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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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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