Cynical and bloated, MAVERICK is a comic western whose high-powered cast does very little but looks damned fine doing it. Even fans of the vintage TV show may find it trying.
Bret Maverick (Mel Gibson) is a fancy man who's down on his luck and needs some quick cash so he can play in a high-stakes riverboat poker game. Annabelle Bransford (Jodie Foster) is a scheming con artist with a flirty manner, and a pretty fair hand at cards herself. Zane Cooper (James Garner)
is a weatherbeaten lawman with a sneaky smile and an irresistibly gracious manner. After a memorable stagecoach ride--the driver dies and it's almost too late before anyone notices--the mismatched t...