Kevin Maher blunders badly in today’s Times two-star verdict on the movie 21. Under the headline
Not just a poker face he writes,
Unfortunately, for large chunks of the Spacey poker drama 21 the scenes are all about what the scenes are about - ie playing poker.
Unfortunately for Maher the film is not about poker, but blackjack. This is rather like reviewing a movie about rugby; thinking it being about football.
The editor must have told him though, the online version of Maher’s review on 21 has the right game.