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Player 5150 (2008)

R  |   |  Action, Drama  |  6 June 2008 (USA)
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A day trader (Embry) and his fiancée (Robertson) get caught up in high stakes gambling.

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A day trader (Embry) and his fiancée (Robertson) get caught up in high stakes gambling.

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Rated R for language, some violence and drug use
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Atormentado pelo Jogo  »

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Good gambling drama
9 August 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Player 5150 is a gem of a film. It is a nice break from all those splashy special effects used nowadays to entertain audiences. This was a good character driven story about a degenerate gambler that pushes it too far. Anyone that has been involved with the rush of sports betting can relate to the plot and characters. Ethan Embry delivers a stand out performance lead role JOEY. His delivery combined with facial expressions made him seem like a true everyman caught up in a bad situation. I felt for the guy even though it was only a film. Kathleen Roberston was amazing. I only knew her from her days on Beverly Hills 90210.

Bob Sapp makes a worthy cameo. Despite not being an actor he wasn't terrific or terrible. Overall I was entertained by Player 5150. Writer and Director David Michael O'Neil delivers a good film about the life of a gambler going out of control. If you enjoy character driven dramas give this one a chance.


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