Monday, March 1, 2010


I understand that this movie is fairly dated (1994), but I picked it up for the first time after seeing it in libraries since 1996.

Maverick is a fun poker-playing-gun-shooting-western.

Let's get the not-so-good things out of the way:

There is a scene that implies Maverick (Mel Gibson) and Annabelle (Jodie Foster) get intimate. It is done with humor and all out of camera.

And the characters do use foul language a few times.

But the movie is so light and humourous, I laughed out loud a number of times.

I haven't seen the old TV show, but this movie made me curious as to how James Garner did it.

Maverick is trying to make his way to a gambling river boat which has a winnings of $500,000. Along the way, he runs into Annabelle who can't be trusted, an old marshall (Garner) and the villain, Angel (Alfred Molina) who hunts Maverick to the end.

Lots of shooting, betting and laughter are in the mix. There are quite a few twists at the end, but done in a way where you won't be confused.

Maverick is a great light date-night movie.

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