(5,598)7.02 h 6 min1994X-RayPG
With more twists than a switchback trail and more sleights of hand than a shell game, Bret Maverick aims to win a riverboat poker tournament with a $500,000 prize.
Richard Donner
Mel GibsonJodie FosterJames Garner
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Graham GreeneJames CoburnAlfred MolinaDan HedayaDenver PyleClint BlackWaylon JenningsKathy MatteaCarlene CarterVince GillDoug McClure
Bruce DaveyRichard Donner
Warner Bros.
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R. Edward Merrell, Jr.Reviewed in the United States on October 9, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
I'm getting too old for this!
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This is one of the best films in the western comedy genre, ranking (my opinion of course) just below "Cat Ballou" and on a par with "Blazing Saddles". If you're like me, you've seen Mel Gibson in comic roles before and know he has great comic timing, but you may not have seen Jodie Foster in a role like this...and after seeing her, I wonder why not. She and Gibson make a great team and she matches him in the wit department. James Garner turns in his usual superb performance...he plays Coop, a senior, laid-back lawman, but can you guess who he really is? Another superb actor - Alfred Molina - plays a key villian role; this was the first film I ever saw him in and have seen him in many excellent roles since. Graham Green, in his over- the-top portrayal of an Indian chief, is hilarious and James Coburn is delightful too as the river boat and poker tourney captain...and chief villian. Look for the many all-star cameos; including Danny Glover, Gibson's Lethal Weapons partner. But it's Gibson and Foster who rule this movie and garner the most laughs. It is funny - LOL-funny - Ive watched it many times and I still enjoy it..."the name is Bret, not Bert!" Highly recommended.
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Gina H.Reviewed in the United States on April 6, 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
Pirated DVD
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This DVD is clearly pirated. At one point the camera even shakes. The format is not optional but fixed, the sound is terrible, and the picture lacks snap and clarity. The disc itself is not printed but a blank disc and the cover is cheap bendable plastic with a printed paper cover of the movie. From the outside it seems fine until you get the plastic off and realize how flimsy it is and it becomes very clear that it is a bad reproduction as soon as the film begins. Worst of all, it costs about $10. DON'T buy!
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DavidReviewed in the United States on July 9, 2015
4.0 out of 5 stars
Deal Me In
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Lethal Weapon director Richard Donner once again teams up with Mel Gibson (with a hilarious cameo from Danny Glover) to bring TV's classic character Brett Maverick to life on the big screen. In a departure from the usual loss-of-love-leads-to-revenge action picture, here Gibson shows off his comedic talents with ample support from Jodi Foster (in one of her best performances) and James Garner (who played Maverick on TV and a retired law-man here), not to mention a who's who of classic western cameos ranging from The Magnificent Seven's James Coburn to Dances with Wolves' Graham Greene to Dub Taylor (the old guy who had bit parts in everything from Them! to Mr. Smith Goes to Washington to Support Your Local Gunfighter to Gunsmoke and Back to the Future 3), and that's only a few; previous Donner alumni like Corey Feldman show up amongst a host of familiar faces from singers to screenwriters. But there's still plenty of action too; fist-fights, a shoot-out, a tribute to veteran stuntman Yamica Canutt's horse-hopping escapades in Stagecoach, and even a daring riverboat heist. And that's doesn't even cover all the great gambling scenes too, which teach you about "tells", mental stamina, and a few other tricks of the trade. There's double-crosses, deviousness, thievery, mayhem, and romance! Truly a rollicking western packed to the brim with aces, and a triple-climax of an ending that should leave audiences more than satisfied. It might not be a standard shoot-em-up, but its family-friendly, incredibly fun, and one of the few GREAT westerns in modern times.
4 people found this helpful
Brandon RussellReviewed in the United States on August 28, 2019
1.0 out of 5 stars
This is not a 16:9 version
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Love the movie, but hate the DVD I received. Though the product description seems to suggest that it does support multiple formats, including Widescreen, this version is 4:3. That makes for a poor viewing experience on any modern television made in the past 15 years. Why are 4:3 even sold? Or at the least, why is that not specified in the product description?
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vince westReviewed in the United States on January 29, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Maverick DVD
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Maverick is a super hotshot poker player. He is a fast talking funny man that never cheats. He is just very good and smart. There is a ton of big stars all in this, big and small parts. Maverick deals with bank robberies, Indians, cheats etc. etc. This very funny from start to finish with A LOT of surprises. One of Mel's best. One of funniest movies ever. Ends withy huge surprise. 100% great movie.
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Special KReviewed in the United States on December 20, 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
What a disappointment! A waste of $1.99, ugh.
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Honestly, this movie wasn't worth the $2 I spent to rent it. I am a HUGE Jodie Foster fan. I was looking for something "light" to take my mind off ... well, everything ... but this unfortunately didn't work. It is TERRIBLE on every level -- silly story, bad writing and -- can't believe I'm saying this -- horrible acting, even on the part of the great Jodie Foster. It just wasn't the right character for her. I kept fast forwarding through particularly boring scenes (their "adventures" are literally out of the pages of the most stereotypical Western novels). Sorry Jodie ... you are one of my absolute faves, but this movie didn't do you justice.
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Donna SumlerReviewed in the United States on May 18, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
DVD Movie: James Garner and Mel Gibson
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Intrigue and humor combined -- you can't beat the combination. I had seen bits and pieces on TV but never the entire movie. So, now I have & I can watch it over & over. Riverboats, to me, capture the essence of the Old South and gambling just goes along with the ride. The main actors and actress are some of my favorite performers but one sees other familiar faces of less popular actors in the large gambling event. Mel Gibson, in this part, is less intense than some of the other movies he has starred in Braveheart and The Patriot]. This movie shows that he can play a more comical character. I'm surpised that Jodie Foster isn't given more recognition for her part; she plays the Southern Belle very well. James Garner and James Coburn -- well their many years of acting attest to their abilities.
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RosebudReviewed in the United States on October 4, 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
Great Film (Despite Mel Gibson’s Presence)
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This is one of director Richard Donner’s best films as it works on every possible level (except the forced Lethal Weapon callback). I’m not a Mel Gibson fan, but I appreciate his talents as well as those of Jodie Foster and the great James Garner. It’s a great adventure/comedy and looks great on Blu ray.
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