When the movie veers away from the verbal gymnastics of a bunch of colorful dopes out-dumbing one another and into overindulged farce, the specificity of the Coens' writing begins to fade.
Jesse Hassenger, AV Club, 2014-05-01
This nominal remake of the 1966 art caper that starred Michael Caine and Shirley MacLaine has all the fizz of flat soda ...
Nicolas Rapold, New York Times, 2014-04-27
"Gambit" is a trans-Atlantic delivery of "meh."
Farran Smith Nehme, New York Post, 2014-04-24
Firth is solid as always. He fits his tailored suits and rectangular glasses to a T. Diaz fares less well.
Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News, 2014-04-24
'Gambit' is like drinking cheap, warm champagne from a plastic cup.
Trevor Johnston, Time Out, 2012-11-13
Even with a script by the Coen brothers, and a classy international cast led by Colin Firth, this contemporary London caper movie falls far short of its potential even as a lightweight comic romp.
Stephen Dalton, Hollywood Reporter, 2012-11-08