21

21

36%

Opening

20% The Identical Sep 05
20% The Longest Week Sep 05
71% Thunder and the House of Magic Sep 05
72% God Help the Girl Sep 05
—— The Remaining Sep 05

Top Box Office

92% Guardians of the Galaxy $17.1M
20% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles $11.9M
39% If I Stay $9.3M
31% As Above/So Below $8.6M
21% Let's Be Cops $8.3M
37% The November Man $7.9M
17% When The Game Stands Tall $6.0M
32% The Giver $5.3M
65% The Hundred-Foot Journey $4.8M
34% The Expendables 3 $3.6M

Coming Soon

—— No Good Deed Sep 12
—— Dolphin Tale 2 Sep 12
—— Atlas Shrugged: Who Is John Galt? Sep 12
100% The Skeleton Twins Sep 12
100% The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby Sep 12

New Episodes Tonight

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67% Matador: Season 1
—— Rizzoli & Isles: Season 5
—— Royal Pains: Season 6
—— Sullivan & Son: Season 3

Discuss Last Night's Shows

—— Anger Management: Season 2
71% Dallas: Season 3
—— Mistresses: Season 2
25% Partners: Season 1
67% Teen Wolf: Season 4
62% Under the Dome: Season 2

Certified Fresh TV

86% The Bridge (FX): Season 2
91% Doctor Who: Season 8
83% Extant: Season 1
89% The Honorable Woman: Season 1
87% The Knick: Season 1
89% Manhattan: Season 1
97% Masters of Sex: Season 2
89% Outlander: Season 1
82% Satisfaction: Season 1
87% The Strain: Season 1
82% Welcome to Sweden: Season 1
77% You're the Worst: Season 1

21 Reviews

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Jeffrey Lyles
Lyles' Movie Files

Craps out leaving you wondering how it all went so wrong.

Full Review Source: Lyles' Movie Files | Original Score: 3/10

October 24, 2012
Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews

Too bland, too bright and too long, 21 may talk a big game but it is mainly insipid entertainment.

Full Review Source: Matt's Movie Reviews | Original Score: 2/5

July 7, 2010
Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion

Luketic's dunderheaded, would-be caper is a morality tale where the only moral at stake is the dullard-hero's thoughtless entitlement

Full Review Source: CinePassion

August 27, 2009
Mike Scott
Times-Picayune

It's a slick enough movie, with an intriguing enough concept. It would be a much more enjoyable movie, however, if the wheels didn't come off script-wise.

Full Review Source: Times-Picayune | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 24, 2009
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

One can't help but think there was a smarter film to be made from this premise.

Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 29, 2009
Tony Macklin
Fayetteville Free Weekly

When the movie 21 was announced with Kevin Spacey and Laurence Fishburne, it sounded like a winner. When everybody else involved in 21 was mentioned, it was doomed to be a loser.

Full Review Source: Fayetteville Free Weekly | Original Score: 1.5/5

February 2, 2009
Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
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If only director Robert Luketic and screenwriters Peter Steinfeld and Allan Loeb had not opted for glitz. As filmmakers, they're playing for very low stakes.

Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor | Original Score: C

October 18, 2008
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian

As ever with gambling films, it's difficult to convey the thrill of winning at second hand; the human-interest complications are unconvincing and Spacey himself, I'm afraid, is a lugubrious and deadening presence.

Full Review Source: Guardian | Original Score: 2/5

October 18, 2008
Mike Goodridge
Screen International

Spacey makes a nicely chilly villain and Bosworth a warm and glamorous leading lady, if an implausible maths genius.

Full Review Source: Screen International

October 18, 2008
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon

Disappointing thriller that's let down by a tedious script, a frankly ridiculous final act and some dodgy overacting by Kevin Spacey.

Full Review Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 2/5

October 18, 2008
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com

This is a prime example of a movie that isn't bad, per se, just unnecessary, a competently made but wholly unremarkable trifle.

Full Review Source: EricDSnider.com | Original Score: C+

October 18, 2008
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan

See this for the sheer fascination of it.

Full Review Source: San Diego Metropolitan

October 18, 2008
Jonathan W. Hickman
Entertainment Insiders

Regardless whether there are a number of clichés and plot incongruities, this entertaining and fast-paced flick will find an audience hoping to learn how to beat the dealer.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Insiders | Original Score: 3/4

October 18, 2008
Kit Bowen
Hollywood.com

Even though you can predict what happens, 21 is still fairly compelling for a movie about counting cards at a blackjack table.

Full Review Source: Hollywood.com | Original Score: 3/5

October 1, 2008
Jeff Bayer
The Scorecard Review

It has some decent eye candy, but overall this film is bluffing if they think it's a great, intelligent blackjack film. I know I just used a poker term, but I doubt 21 would have noticed.

Full Review Source: The Scorecard Review | Original Score: 5/10

August 27, 2008
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)

Everyone involved should have known when to fold 'em. The movie is about as interesting as counting cards.

Full Review Source: Bangor Daily News (Maine) | Original Score: C-

August 9, 2008
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review

Empty calories, yes, but tasty enough.

Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review | Original Score: 3/5

August 7, 2008
Prairie Miller
NewsBlaze

Treating card playing as an exciting spectator sport rather than, say, about as thrilling as watching fishing for two hours, this offbeat cautionary tale warns all those impulsive casino-bound eggheads out there, that losers come in all IQ's.

Full Review Source: NewsBlaze

July 23, 2008
Tim Basham
Paste Magazine

Much like in Vegas, whatever happened in the book and made it so marvelous stayed in the book.

Full Review Source: Paste Magazine

July 21, 2008
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)

It may take a rocket scientist to successfully count cards, but not to wite a smarter script than what 21 delivers.

Full Review Source: Spectrum (St. George, Utah) | Original Score: C+

July 19, 2008
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