• R, 2 hr.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    John Dahl
    In Theaters:
    Sep 11, 1998 Wide
    On DVD:
    Jul 3, 2001
  • Miramax
  • Rounders
    2 minutes 15 seconds
    Added: Apr 26, 2007

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Rounders Reviews

Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B

September 7, 2011
Rita Kempley
Washington Post
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The wholesome pup's poker face alone, however, hardly accounts for the film's failure to thrill. Damon's character doesn't really have that much stake in the story's outcome.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

March 25, 2008
Todd McCarthy
Variety
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Intermittently engaging but dramatically slack.

Full Review Source: Variety

March 25, 2008
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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Gretchen Mol, Edward Norton, John Turturro, Martin Landau, and Famke Janssen costar; they're all pretty good, but not good enough to make this 1998 feature worth seeing.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

March 25, 2008
Trevor Johnston
Time Out
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The end result is still short of a winning hand, since the screenplay is so utterly predictable.

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 24, 2006
Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
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Though it's a good-looking flick with some smart acting and a few flashy runs, it barely breaks even dramatically, and feels, overall, like a good chance wasted.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 12, 2002
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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In fighting to show the psychological complexities in Mike that the script ignores, Damon plays it like a rounder instead of a grinder. This kid still has surprises up his sleeve.

| Original Score: 3/4

May 11, 2001
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
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Though Damon is an actor who's flatly impossible not to root for, the longer this film lasts the less patience we have to stay with him.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 2/5

February 14, 2001
Julie Hinds
San Jose Mercury News
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Norton's acting and Dahl's gift for sustaining a tone save Rounders from completely floundering.

January 1, 2000

USA Today
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| Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2000
J. Hoberman
Village Voice
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A disappointing mediocrity.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

January 1, 2000
Janet Maslin
New York Times
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Mischievously entertaining!

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 4/5

January 1, 2000
Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com
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According to director John Dahl's Rounders, professional poker players are very, very interesting people -- for about five minutes.

Full Review Source: Salon.com

January 1, 2000
Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
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It's a movie of character and milieu, both of which it evokes brilliantly.

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 4/5

January 1, 2000
Tom Long
Detroit News
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A sure bet!

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2000
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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No energy!

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 2/4

January 1, 2000
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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Rounders cheerfully buys into compulsive gambling!

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2000
Paul Tatara
CNN.com
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Rounders' script is pretty shabby going. Well, not shabby, really, just simplistic.

Full Review Source: CNN.com

January 1, 2000
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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Rounders is not breakthrough material, but it makes for an entertaining evening out.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2000
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
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A promising cast can't rescue a script without surprises!

January 1, 2000

Miami Herald
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Damon, Norton are game, but Rounders script a letdown.

January 1, 2000

Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B

September 11, 1998
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