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Snake Eyes (1998)
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by Drasord

"'We are all born mad...some of us remain so.' - unknown"
2 stars

Here we go again!

Nicholas Cage is the city's top-cop. Tonight, he'll be spectating a boxing match. Right next to a target assassination. Yes, that's right, Hollywood's done it again. That same lovable conspiracy thriller that has absolutley NO character buildup, and a very weak plot. They think that they can hide that 100% no-brainer storyline behind a good action sequence. Well, think again, Hollywood.

Then there's that classic "change-of-heart" ending. Here we have Nicholas Cage, cop slacker who's managing a girlfriend, a wife/family, and makes most of his paycheck by stealing and hustling. And all of a sudden, he decides to blow over a million dollars to simply walk away from some poor schmuck's dream. Well, we all know the truth.

Fun to watch? Sure it is, I love action/thrillers just as much as the next guy.

Good screenplay? Not a chance.

Hollywood still has not figured out that FILMS are art, not just entertainment.

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originally posted: 09/02/98 11:20:03
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User Comments

10/25/08 Shaun Wallner Very Boring! 1 stars
1/15/07 Ole Man Bourbon Stupid crap 1 stars
4/10/06 Indrid Cold Not bad at all. Fairly unique and entertaining. 3 stars
12/22/04 Jason Kaul I suppose it could be worse. I would love to see the redhead and Gugino dyke on camera. 3 stars
10/08/04 Denise I love Cage 2 stars
4/18/04 Gobsmack Not great, but Cage's preformance and that AMAZING intro tracking shot make it worthwhile. 4 stars
2/17/04 john incoherent with a truly awful story - painful to watch 1 stars
5/22/03 mr. Pink First twenty minutes are breathtakingly good. But it descends into an awful ending. 3 stars
3/19/03 Jack Sommersby I think this sucks even more than De Palma's "Bonfire of the Vanities". 1 stars
10/26/02 MarktheShark6 Nicholas Cage has had better, but I think the plot here isn't too bad. 3 stars
10/22/02 palaboy101 The VCD promised "a highly entertaining action thriller"... Seeing is truly believing! 2 stars
8/08/01 E-Funk You fucking Hitchcock hack! DePalma, grow a pair! 1 stars
5/04/01 The Moorhen Started off with potential... then Cage came on screen. And all those camera angles - shit 1 stars
3/31/01 Miguel What a piece of shit movie. Brian DePalma and Nic Cage both need to retire like yesterday 1 stars
2/13/01 Jake Much better than the Rock. Ok thats not saying much. LOL 3 stars
10/13/00 Terrie Smith Pretty predictable; hard to keep awake watching this one. 1 stars
1/02/00 Nice Guy Eddie Not a masterpiece but definitely worth the money to rent. 4 stars
12/18/99 Matthew Smith the worst nicholas cage film ever, a dog of a film. 2 stars
9/22/99 Matt Nicolas Cage... ENUF said! This movie SUCKS MAJOR ALL ASS!!! 1 stars
7/19/99 Chef ADogg Cage has now been demoted to the status of taltentless fuckhead 1 stars
4/27/99 NicholasCageSucks Shit on celluloid - worthy of Nicholas Cage! 1 stars
3/15/99 the_machine god-awful, what was Cage thinking? 1 stars
3/15/99 Go Swans Hint to De Palma - hire a scriptwriter next time. This was poor. Very poor. 2 stars
2/22/99 videopirate Carla is a babe 3 stars
1/16/99 Shadow Raider What a hodown. Cage's at it again. Bastard ruined Snake Eyes. 2 stars
12/06/98 Rupert Ritzick That Gary Sinese ain't Japanesee 1 stars
10/24/98 Ash This movie could of been really good but only succeeds in making you look at your watch. 2 stars
10/07/98 Armageddon See this movie for CAGE alone... Not bad, not great. Cage is super. 3 stars
10/07/98 Korny Island Shockingly awful. Depalma has lost the plot. Cage is so ripe for a fall. 1 stars
10/07/98 Scott R Was a good date flick! 3 stars
10/03/98 MR HOLLYWOOD !! NICOLAS TRIES TOO HARD (but still rules) BRIAN DE PALMA is a great!! director....... 3 stars
10/01/98 {{{OZ}}} Daddy Rich is too used to crap. Wouldn't see this again if you paid me. Well, for $50 maybe 1 stars
9/30/98 Daddy Rich Ryan A. doesn't know what the fuck he's talking about. I loved it you shitbag!! 5 stars
9/28/98 Marty in St.Louis The freakin trailer gave away the ENTIRE MOVIE. If it smells like poop it is! 2 stars
9/20/98 Maegs I liked the noirish feel and the opening scene, but the characters were stale. 2 stars
9/17/98 Christian I thought it was a great acyion mystery type film and Cage is great. 4 stars
9/13/98 Chip Taylor End isn't so good but hell half the movies out there have bad plots so .... 4 stars
9/11/98 Bart Barton Cage is way overrated 1 stars
9/06/98 ARMA-FUCK'N-GEDDON Come on, it wasn't THAT bad.. Cage was great, opening scene was great, rest OK at best... 4 stars
9/05/98 Kid Pee-Pee DePalma should be ashamed. This was so bad. How could he leave his name on it? Cage=poison. 1 stars
9/04/98 Jon It TRULY was one of the worst movies I have ever seen---but Nic Cage still rocks (not here) 1 stars
9/04/98 pooky the bald Nic Cage is a complete non talent. This whole film was an excuse for the opening shot. Shit 1 stars
9/03/98 Scott Taylor One of the worst movies I have ever seen. Send it back to hell. 1 stars
8/30/98 Drasord Poor character build-up, weak plot, lacks originality. 3 stars
8/24/98 The Capital City Goofball S.H.I.T. 1 stars
8/22/98 Vincent Watching this makes one wonder how Brian DePalma ever made any GOOD films 2 stars
8/22/98 Mister Whoopee Tedious, convoluted crap 2 stars
8/13/98 sean The assassin and senator die in the first scene. I envied them. 1 stars
8/12/98 {{OZ}} I hear it bites 2 stars
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  30-Jul-1998 (R)
  DVD: 19-Aug-2003



Directed by
  Brian De Palma

Written by
  Brian De Palma
  David Koepp

  Nicolas Cage
  Gary Sinise
  John Heard
  Carla Gugino
  Stan Shaw
  Kevin Dunn

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