A classic story of wannabes and nostalgic has-beens in Atlantic City, with Burt Lancaster and Susan Sarandon in the leading roles. The background is the ruthless redevelopment of the tacky New Jersey resort, with casinos, organised crime etc. A subtle and wistful blend of comedy and drama, and a notable European perspective on the United States.
100% – Rotten Tomatoes
7.3 / 10 – IMDB
“Louis Malle’s genius in directing is seen in the movie’s strong representation of the atmosphere and mood of the city, all while seamlessly incorporating the characters’ storyline.”
“Burt Lancaster delivers a nuanced and understated performance as Lou Pascal, he also effortlessly portrays a man past his prime who is desperately still clinging to his former glory. Unsurprisingly, Susan Sarandon is equally impressive as Sally Matthews, a young woman with big dreams drawn into a dangerous world she doesn’t understand.”