2 items from 2014
Runner Runner, 2013.
Directed by Brad Furman.
When a poor college student who cracks an online poker game goes bust, he arranges a face-to-face with the man he thinks cheated him, a sly offshore entrepreneur.
When it comes to movies about poker or playing cards, more often than not they end up being pretty bad. Every now and again you get something like Casino Royale which ends up being great, although a lot of that may have been because it was a Bond movie. The majority of the time though, you get movies like 21 which are just ridiculous and take themselves way too seriously. Unfortunately, Runner Runner falls in with the latter as it's not very entertaining and a rather dull movie.
Justin Timberlake stars as Richie, a college student with money problems who spends most »
- Gary Collinson
Director: Brad Furman,
Running Time: 91 Minutes
The Wolf Of Wall Street has been stunning cinemagoers of late, but last year saw the release of another film that dealt with high priced wheelings and dealings of a suspect nature, as well as examining the highs and lows of a lavish lifestyle. Unfortunately that film was Runner Runner, an uninteresting and rather trite look at the dangers of online gambling.
Timberlake plays Richie, a student studying for his Masters, when he decides to bet his lifesavings in order to pay for tuition. After he loses the lot, he discovers that there actually was some cheating on the website he was gambling on and so heads to Costa Rica to confront the boss of the website, Ivan Block, played by Ben Affleck. This »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
2 items from 2014
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