Runner Runner Reviews

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Lee Zachariah
Concrete Playground
February 28, 2014
Ultimately, Runner Runner is really just a movie designed to provide some background noise as you update your Facebook.
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
December 27, 2013
Mixes the vacuous and tedious, slick and predictable, smarmy and smug. There's gambling lingo, racism or sleaziness spouting from the mouths of male a**holes, conversations steaming with banal bluster, and tropical scenes out of perfume and liqueur ads.
John Hanlon
Big Hollywood
December 24, 2013
A bland retelling of a familiar story that lies in the shadow of smarter and sleeker films like 'The Firm.'
Full Review | Original Score: 1.0/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
November 13, 2013
...it's ultimately impossible to downplay the rampant ineffectiveness of virtually every aspect of the proceedings.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Tyler Chase
Paste Magazine
October 31, 2013
Its pedigree may seem like a trump card, but make no mistake -- Runner Runner is bluffing.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.5/10
Robert Kojder
What Culture
October 30, 2013
Five years from now, I can see this movie constantly slotted on networks like USA and TNT to fill the programming gaps.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jackie K. Cooper
jackiekcooper.com
October 22, 2013
Justin Timberlake can not carry a movie on his own and this one sinks under his efforts. Still the plot of the movie is pretty much run of the mill in its own right
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Matt Glasby
Flicks.co.nz
October 17, 2013
There's nothing glaringly wrong with it, but it's so glossily mediocre that it's impossible to recommend to anyone not contemplating a lengthy plane journey.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
October 14, 2013
Stars Justin Timberlake, the perfect vanilla pseudoadult for a story of pseudoadult intrigues and pleasures.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Maitland McDonagh
Film Journal International
October 14, 2013
Runner Runner gives both [Justin Timberlake and Ben Affleck] room to show what they can do, and rather than pump up the volume, they play it close to the vest, as good gamblers would.
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
October 11, 2013
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Kimberley Jones
Austin Chronicle
October 11, 2013
Director Furman and cinematographer Mauro Fiore make lovely work of the tropical light, but the film has none of the loose-limbed energy of Furman's stealth hit, The Lincoln Lawyer.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader
October 10, 2013
The mannered speech is fun, the players are charismatic, and director Brad Furman maintains an agreeably brisk pace.
Chris Barsanti
PopMatters
October 9, 2013
This lurid and choppy morality tale is a pale copy of those Ben Mezrich books about Ivy League guys who get in over their heads by gambling.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Jeff Meyers
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
October 7, 2013
Will Richie regain his moral compass? Can our young turk turn the tables on his scheming mentor? If you're hoping for a surprise answer to any of these questions, then you are watching the wrong movie.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Todd Jorgenson
Cinemalogue.com
October 6, 2013
The eye rolls are plentiful during this far-fetched thriller that provides little insight into corruption in the high-stakes world of online gambling.
Gary Wolcott
Tri-City Herald
October 5, 2013
No reason to run run to see Runner Runner.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
October 5, 2013
Unremarkable Internet gambling thriller, where every move made is a losing one.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Kevin Jagernauth
The Playlist
October 4, 2013
Runner Runner feels like a movie you've seen a hundred times on cable, and hearkens back to numerous, thoroughly average, mid-budgeted dramatic thrillers of the mid-'90s that will fill programming slots on late night forever.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Wesley Morris
Grantland
October 4, 2013
It looks like everybody's lying, and that's only because the acting is pretty bad.
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