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|Tilt - Season One|
Actors: Michael Madsen, Chris Bauer, Kristin Lehman, Todd Williams, Don McManus
Directors: Brian Koppelman, David Levien, Jeremiah S. Chechik, John Dahl, Michael DeCarlo
Genres: Drama, Television
ESPN Original Entertainment and the creators of "Rounders" have made "Tilt" one of the most talked about shows on TV. Featuring a superb cast and sizzling storylines, "Tilt" is an inside look at professional poker and the ... more »
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Mark A. from BETHESDA, MD
Reviewed on 6/8/2010...
The series is terrible. I feel a little embarrassed for the poker pros who appear in the movie. The best part about this DVD set is the bonus footage of the 1998 World Series of Poker.
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Lorenzo Daley | Greenwich, CT | 05/30/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Simply put, one of television's crowning achievements of this or any era. Madsen's acting is remnant of Marlon Brando in The Godfather. The character of Nickel is indisputably one of the most multileveled and perplexing in the history of drama, displaying Chris Bauer's massive and unfaltering acting prowess.
Tilt's dialogue is so natural that one often forgets that he is watching a piece of dramatic fiction, and not a documentary. The writing is top notch. Such a blend of drama, action, comedy, and nickel has never before been seen on the screen, and it brought a tear to the collective eye of millions of viewers every week.
My only regret is that Tilt was released as a weekly series, instead of as an epic film trilogy as originally intended. If not for the hollywood fatcats' politcal agendas, Tilt could have swept the Academy Awards like an unforgiving flood, and been seen as the greatest film trilogy of all time."
K. J. Blake | Phoenix,AZ United States | 07/31/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"So I picked up this DVD set at Walmart because I love Eddie Cibrian, enjoy solid drama and thought series looked interesting from the packaging. Not having seen Rounders- the constant referral to it by the producers in the behind the scenes shots meant little. I watched this through in 3 sittings and was thoroughly entertained. Madsen as The Matador is chilling- his gravelly voice is full of such menace you wonder why everyone around him isn't in constant fear.....the three young poker players do an admirable job of pulling themselves together and through difficulties to bring down their nemesis. Lots of subplots all culminate in some tricky crime drama worthy of Tony Soprano.
Series is written by veteran mystery/crime writer Lawrence Block. His direct verbal style translates well to the Vegas poker scene. What I really liked here was the showing of the gambling world as a not too pretty place- lots of glitz on the surface but murky depths that few care to dwell in. Don McManus as Lowball is such slime- a bottom dweller unable to give up power and the game as head of the Colorado casino where the action in Tilt takes place.
Stylish, fun- full of pretty boys and girls but not too much t&a- this is a guilty pleasure I look forward to seeing more of!"
When you lose...you win
K. P. Werner | Zannzibar | 06/08/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Unlike the world of tilt, you can lose...BY NOT BUYING TILT ASAP. Argueably the finest show of our generation, the first season of tilt features groundbreaking performances from Michael Madsen and Chris Bauer. Bauer's performance as Lee Nickel is especially powerful as he brings Nickel not only to life, but after watching the show you will feel his presence as a wraith haunting your dreams...Its that powerful. Madsen continues his domination of American film by starring in this epic series, as the Don Corleone of the Tilt world to Bauer's Michael Corleone.
With that flood of hyperbole aside, there may be no finer way to celebrate this fathers day, and any other day for that matter by watching, nay, experiencing, tilt in its deterreform glory."