Small time pool hustler Vincent catches the eye of one Eddie Felson. Vincent is rash, cocky, and arrogant. He’s hopeless. Felson is calm, cool, and collected under pressure. What Vincent doesn’t know is that Eddie Felson has a past, as a pool hustler called Fast Eddie. However, Fast Eddie got too famous and now he can’t make any money from hustling. But with a relatively unknown and exceptionally talented player under his wing, Eddie has a shot at a new meal ticket.
The Color of Money is definitely not a movie for everyone and I’m not even sure if it’s a movie for me. It’s got a lot of drama and old school talk, especially for something as mundane as pool. It’s a movie that could have only been made in 1980s, before social media because hustling pool like this in 2022 would probably be impossible. However, there are three immediate bright spots and that is the performances of the three main leads. Paul Newman, Tom Cruise, and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio are incredibly charismatic and the chemistry between them is amazing. If you’re looking for a story that’s more about the inter character relationships than the actual thing they’re doing, The Color of Money is for you.
The Color of Money is available on Prime Video ($).