Some find it a near excellent sequel
Newman is not to blame for this rubbish; he is innocent. The cast is
interestingthere's Mrs. Mastrantonio, who seemed a very interesting
and certainly sexy actress; she made movies with Costner, with Dafoe. I
do not know anymore if she undresses in this movie; I remember her tits
from the Dafoe flick.
COLOR is as boring and stupid as a Scorsese movie can be. Why all
this Ebertian and Kaelian propaganda in Scorsese's favor? There is an
assumption that Newman was a widely respected, very admired, cherished,
highly regarded actoruniversally; irresistible; enormously popular.
That he was universally respected and everybody's idol and cultactor.
Yet reading the comments of many competent movie buffs ,one sees that
,if Brando seems universally detestedeven hatedNewman is utterly
indifferent to most writersjust like B. Reynolds or M. Douglasor
Redford, Cruise, etc.he just ain't there. No traces of interest for
him. He is not even moderately respected. He is not very popular with
the true movie buffs.
The Scorsese rubbish is all the more negatively significant as it's
wholly indifferent even to committed Newman fanslike my mother. This
is the NEWMAN MOVIE for those who ignore Newman . (If an imbecile is
going to show you that he knows and admires Newman, he will select
COLOR .)Of course Scorsese had to pollute another popular culture
topicthe Felson. He had to mess this one too. He made it again several
yrs. later with Max Cady. Scorsese is addicted to polluting cultural
I have never made it through this whole movie (--the same for
CASABLANCA and for the Garbo CAMELIAS)..
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tom cruise and the late paul newman team up in this fast paced pool movie. for anybody who loves pool this is a must see..
nice movie of tom cruise!.
It sounds great to watch this great movie once again..
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Great, poignant sequel to "The Hustler"
The Eighties, in a trend that seems to be repeating itself this decade,
saw a raft of sequels to hugely popular movies, one or two of which
were to films made more than twenty years previously. One of was "The
Colour of Money". It features an iconic film character in Fast Eddie
Felson, is shot in colour where the original was shot in black and
white and for both these reasons offers a very poignant portrayal of
this character in showing him in a new light.
When we last saw Fast Eddie Felson (essayed once again by the great
Paul Newman) he left the game after deciding that the ruthless business
of big-time pool playing was simply not for him. Since then, he's gone
into selling whisky and being the backer for one or two minor-league
pool players. Despite this, he still hasn't picked up a cue in over
twenty years. Eddie encounters Vincent (Tom Cruise), a young pool
player who reminds him of what he used to be. Thinking he might be onto
a good thing, he takes Vincent and his girlfriend Carmen (Mary
Elizabeth Mastrantonio) to a big-time pool competition in Atlantic
City, coaching the young man on how to be the best. But watching
Vincent in action rekindles Eddie's passion for pool, with dramatic
The drama is paced very differently this time out, and is brilliant in
that it brings the character of Fast Eddie Felson full circle. You
don't really have to be familiar with "The Hustler" to enjoy "The Color
of Money" but if you are, it really enhances the viewing experience. It
is interesting watching the conflicting triumvirate of Eddie, Vincent
and Carmen as Eddie not only coaches Vincent but also coaches Carmen on
how to coach Vincent.
Director Martin Scorcese seems to enjoy the pool playing parts of the
movie even more than "The Hustler" director Robert Rossen, with the
camera taking the view-point of both the cue-ball and the nine-ball,
and delighting in the fast-moving action on the table. There are some
terrific trick shots on show here, and the full-colour cinematography
works better for the game of pool than black and white. The film has a
fantastic soundtrack that captures the atmosphere of the pool halls and
also the journey of Eddie himself.
Tom Cruise is well-cast as the cocksure Vincent, even his incessant
grinning becomes downright irritating at times. Mastrantonia is sexy
and streetwise as his girlfriend Carmen, a woman far wiser than her
boyfriend but sympathetic to his sweetness. There are some great
supporting roles from John Turturro as the hapless player Julian, Keith
McReady as the slimy pool champion Grady Seasons and a young Forest
Whitaker as hustler Amos.
But the film belongs to Paul Newman as Fast Eddie, winning an Oscar for
the role this time out (he was previously nominated for "The Hustler").
He believably portrays the same man and the character's journey from
manipulating Vincent for his own ends to playing him to regain his
self-respect, is mesmerising. He's played Butch Cassidy, Hud and Cool
Hand Luke but Fast Eddie is far and away his definitive signature role.
"The Color of Money" is a great sequel and a fantastic sporting drama.