California SplitClosed Captioning
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A down on his luck gambler (George Segal) links up with free spirit Elliot Gould at first to have some fun on, but then gets into debt when Gould takes an unscheduled trip to Tijuana. As a final act of desperation, he pawns most of his possessions and goes to Reno for the poker game of a lifetime. A film set mainly in casinos and races, as the two win and lose (but mainly win), get robbed, and get blind drunk.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 13
- Fresh: 12
- Rotten: 1
- Average Rating: 7.5/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: A fascinating, vivid movie, not quite comparable to any other movie that I can immediately think of. Nor is it easily categorized.
Fresh: Sold as a comedy, the film scans more like American-century Dostoyevsky, with comp cocktails.
Fresh: What Altman comes up with is sometimes almost a documentary feel; at the end of California Split we know something about organized gambling in this country we didn't know before.
Fresh: Robert Altman's masterful 1974 study of the psychology of the compulsive gambler.
Amazing movie. Gets better every time
Get inside the duality of the mind of the gambler. Both sides in two different characters. Wonderfully shot and wonderfully captured in 8 track sound.
- Genre: Classics
- Released: 1974
- © 1974, renewed 2002 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All Rights Reserved.