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21 Reviews

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March 27, 2008
None of the main stars is remotely convincing as a smart person.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
March 26, 2008
The new blackjack dramedy 21 stands when it should hit, never doubles down and wimps out to the point that it turns a pretty compelling tale into a bust.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
March 26, 2008
While I'm firm believer in the adage 'Never let the truth get in the way of a good story,' 21 doesn't spin a good enough yarn to justify all the changes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 28, 2008
The film is about a group of MIT students who used a very smart card-counting system to milk the casinos. But the movie blows off the deeper thrills of its source material to make a tidier, less compelling amorality play.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
May 1, 2008
The only element in 21 that saves the film from being a dreary coming-of-age story grafted onto a two-hour commercial for the Las Vegas Visitors and Convention Bureau is Spacey.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 28, 2008
While you may stick with the film -- it's a slick time-waster -- you never believe it.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
July 24, 2009
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 | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 27, 2009
Luketic's dunderheaded, would-be caper is a morality tale where the only moral at stake is the dullard-hero's thoughtless entitlement
March 30, 2008
Another average film that could have had so much more to offer if the screenplay followed more closely to the actual events.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 25, 2008
Entertaining fun [but] flawed in its overuse of Hollywood cliches and trickery that makes it predictable and less believable.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
February 2, 2009
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 | Original Score: 1.5/5
March 28, 2008
The movie is oddly structured, taking too long to set up a premise that anyone who has seen an ad for 21 already knows and that I just managed to encapsulate in one sentence.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
July 7, 2010
Too bland, too bright and too long, 21 may talk a big game but it is mainly insipid entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 28, 2008
21 is based on a true story. So why does so little of this blackjack drama ring true?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 27, 2008
21 is a mini-Ocean's Eleven about, and for, people who are the age of its title.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 18, 2008
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 | Original Score: C+
August 27, 2008
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 | Original Score: 5/10
May 15, 2008
For a film about gambling, you don't actually see enough of it to satisfy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 30, 2008
I probably should have given it a lower grade, but I really, really like watching Laurence Fishburne hurt people.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
March 27, 2008
a genial, generic effort attached to an intrinsically interesting premise.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
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