Thursday, July 09, 2009

Review: The Gambler, the Girl and the Gunslinger

The title might indicate a three-hander in which screen time and plot emphases are perfectly apportioned, but The Gambler, the Girl and the Gunslinger turns out to be a star vehicle for top-billed Dean Cain, if only by dint of his stealing every scene that isn't bolted to the floor. With all due credit to co-stars James Tupper (Men in Trees) and Allison Hossack (Reaper), who acquit themselves with engaging proficiency, Cain is the main reason this seriocomic Hallmark Channel offering easily transcends the familiarity of its retro Western plot mechanics and makes an agreeable impression from wire to wire. You can read the rest of my Variety review here.

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