The Gambler

2014

Action / Crime / Drama / Thriller

269
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 46%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 34%
IMDb Rating 6 10 56910

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Cast

Brie Larson as Amy Phillips
Mark Wahlberg as Jim Bennett
Jessica Lange as Roberta
Emory Cohen as Dexter
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817.19 MB
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English
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23.976 fps
1hr 51 min
P/S 7 / 30
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English
NR
23.976 fps
1hr 51 min
P/S 6 / 40

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by valleyjohn 7 / 10

Much better than some reviews are saying

I have read few unfavourable reviews about The Gambler mostly saying the film is not gripping enough. I disagree. At no stage did i lose interest in what was going on and i thought the tension was palpable at times. A really good leading performance from Mark Wahlberg and it's good to see Michael Kenneth Williams ( Omar Little from The Wire ) in a big role. If i had to be picky i would say that the three people who Jim owed money to could have been a little bit more menacing and the ending is a little bit confusing ( or that could just be me ! ). Overall though an entertaining , enjoyable movie which also has a great soundtrack.

Reviewed by mekjd 5 / 10

Lifestyles of the Insufferably Self-Hating

Our protagonist is in trouble plenty. It is not enough that he is the heir to one of the richest men in the state, that he has met with success as a writer, and that he is a college teacher. He must work out his own salvation through his own self-destruction, burning his loan sharks(s) (there are several), his family, and his none-too-bright student, with whom he engages in more self-destruction by having sex with her.

Yet the line must be drawn somewhere. He is unwilling to sacrifice the life of one of his student athletes, who initially resists a loan shark's offer of easy money, then gives in, and then switches to get a better deal. And, yes! He plays great ball. Then he plays flaccid ball. Then he plays great ball!

And all are redeemed.

Uh-huh.

The sole redemptive moment in the story is John Goodman's character's "F*ck You" speech, which is an illustration of what an idiot the protagonist has been by squandering more than two million, when he could have lived modestly and told the world, "F*ck You!." Goodman really delivers on this, and the moving is worth watching just to catch the wisdom he imparts.

A big fan of Mark Wahlberg, I am not sure that as a kid from Southie he is quite able to carry off the look of the disaffected and dissipated rich. Better will be forthcoming, I do hope.

Reviewed by jaw1907 10 / 10

Gripping

Great cast, Great cinematography, Great musical score....don't get why this film never received the respect it deserved. Mark, Brie and Goodman at their best.

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