Runner Runner

2013

Action / Crime / Thriller

351
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 8%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 33%
IMDb Rating 5.6 10 56444

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Cast

Gemma Arterton as Rebecca Shafran
Ben Affleck as Ivan Block
Anthony Mackie as Agent Shavers
Justin Timberlake as Richie Furst
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751.43 MB
1280*720
English
R
23.976 fps
1hr 28 min
P/S 5 / 28
1.44 GB
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English
R
23.976 fps
1hr 28 min
P/S 3 / 14

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Woodyanders 6 / 10

Okay thriller

Princeton grad student Richie Furst (a solid and likeable performance by Justin Timberlake) loses a ton of cash in a rigged online poker game. Furst goes to Costa Rica to confront slick and corrupt gambling tycoon Ivan Block (zestfully played to the slimy hilt by Ben Affleck), who Furst believes swindled him out of his money. However, Block finds himself seduced by Block's lavish lifestyle.

While director Brad Furman keeps the reasonably enjoyable story moving along at a brisk pace and brings a dazzling glittery style to the proceedings, this film alas fails to generate much in the way of essential tension due to the grinding predictability of the script by David Levien and Brian Koppelman: It's pretty obvious from the get go that Furst is getting played for a sucker by Block and hence will ultimately roll over to help the feds bring Block down. Fortunately, the sturdy cast keeps this film watchable: Anthony Mackie as hard-nosed FBI agent Shavers, Oliver Cooper as nerdy computer wonk Andrew Cronin, John Heard as Furst's deadbeat dad Harry, and Yul Vasquez as the vicious Herrera. However, Gemma Arterton in the thankless token hot babe role is given precious little to do outside of stand on the sidelines and look foxy. Both Mauro Fiore's glossy widescreen cinematography and Christophe Beck's pulsating score are up to par. A passable diversion.

Reviewed by punisherversion1 2 / 10

This has nothing to do with online poker sites.

Week 4: Runner Runner: Tomatometer rating is 8%

First month in on this experiment. I will admit this is easier to do than the previous experiment as far as scheduling but man oh man viewing wise it's pretty tough. This week we have Runner Runner directed by Brad Furman of such films as The Infilitrator and the excellent The Lincoln Lawyer and starring Justin Timberlake, Ben Affleck, Gemma Arterton and The Falcon himself Anthony Mackie.

This movie tries to hook you in with its poker disguise. You think this is about digging into the illustratious world of online gambling. You think it's about a college student who finds himself cheated by this site and he tries to dig his way into how everything works. You would be wrong sadly. It lures you in much like a gaming site and then pulls a fast one on you. This is your standard gangster/drug cartel movie. Justin Timberlake is lured into this world by the excessive lifestyle. It makes sense since he used to work on Wall Street but he's blinded to the ruthless and cutthroat world being perpetrated by Ben Affleck's cartoonishly named villain Ivan Block. They pronounce it different ways in an attempt to make you forget how silly the name is unlike The Snowman's Harry Hole.

Honestly you've seen this movie before and done much better. Ben Affleck is pretty good as smarmy asshole. He plays that pretty well. Justin Timberlake is a little too old for this role. Gemma Arterton is a non entity in this film and her relationship with Justin Timberlake's character expects us to believe they fall madly in love with each other and would do anything for each other to leave this life. That relationship is not built up well enough. It's not believable. Most of this is not believable and everyone is a garbage person in some form.

This is a bland and generic movie. I would skip this one. I give this film a D.

Reviewed by adonis98-743-186503 10 / 10

I have seen way worse..

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. Runner Runner was a giant box office flop when it first came out and the reviews weren't that good either and since 2013 i have seen the film 3 times and personally i think it was pretty good. It's not another 'Casino' or 'Oceans Trilogy' but it's a pretty good film and personally i liked both Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake in this movie and the same goes for Gemma Arterton, Anthony Mackie and the late John Heard. You know exactly what you're getting into it does have a few action set pieces, a lot of gambling and even tho you can see some things happening from miles away i was still impressed by it it's something that neither of this actors have done before and it was something that i enjoyed and if you didn't that's alright but maybe give it another chance.

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