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DVD Movie: James Garner and Mel Gibson
on May 18, 2015
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.