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Frank's Movie Log

My life at the movies.

California Split

1974 | United States | 108 min | More...
A still from California Split (1974)
A: 5 stars (out of 5)
on Mon Apr 19, 2021

My favorite gambling movie. George Segal and Elliott Gould amble through card rooms, tracks, and bars, culminating in a high-stakes Reno poker game. Director Robert Altman’s cynical—yet often humorous—portrait conveys a visceral sense of Segal and Gould’s swings. Short on plot but long on atmosphere, it’s the closest thing to being there.

Viewing History

    Watched on
    Mon Apr 19, 2021 via Criterion Channel
    Watched on
    Mon Apr 09, 2018 via DVD