(2013)

Critic Reviews

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58
Could have been a fun film, but instead merely displays the trappings of one.
50
The kind of meat-and-potatoes genre picture that might be passable if the people involved in making it had given the same thought and concentration to the development of the plot and the ending as they did to the fairly involving set-up.
50
After an intriguing setup, “Runner Runner” devolves into a by-the-books thriller.
50
Various subplots are given short shrift and the whole thing feels more like a Cliff's Notes version of a longer piece than an actual finished motion picture.
50
One of the film's biggest problems is that Richie is an unsympathetic and rather dim character. The badly drawn role does the likable Timberlake no favors.
50
The ultimately forgettable Runner Runner is, for a gambling film, markedly risk-averse.
40
Justin Timberlake and Ben Affleck give their best poker faces but ultimately fail to convince you to gamble your cash away on this limp, unoriginal story of a man out of his depth.
40
Runner Runner's appeal increases dramatically whenever Affleck enters the frame.
40
This is a lazy, trashy film that barely goes through the motions.
40
This is the kind of movie that, in order to puff itself up, quotes Meyer Lansky, Napoleon and Native American sayings. But according to Hoyle - as poker players would say - the film really just does boilerplate Hollywood drama.
38
The sort of generic crime thriller - stick-figure characters, pointless muddle of plot, people entering and exiting SUVs and Lear jets with a sense of urgency - that feels like it could drag on forever, and drag us down into a purgatory of stupefaction with it.
30
What's actually up onscreen in this vaguely ambitious but tawdry melodrama falls into an in-between no-man's-land that endows it with no distinction whatsoever, a work lacking both style and insight into the netherworld it seeks to reveal.
25
Runner Runner is less than mediocre, but it's not repellent, which means that to watch it is to root for it - and to be disappointed.
25
The actors hit the jackpot, but only in terms of their paychecks. The audience gets a tension-free, tight-assed, "Casino" ripoff that leaves them thoroughly fleeced.

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