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Rounders Reviews

September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B
March 25, 2008
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.
March 25, 2008
Intermittently engaging but dramatically slack.
March 25, 2008
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.
June 24, 2006
The end result is still short of a winning hand, since the screenplay is so utterly predictable.
July 12, 2002
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.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 11, 2001
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.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
February 14, 2001
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 | Original Score: 2/5
January 1, 2000
Norton's acting and Dahl's gift for sustaining a tone save Rounders from completely floundering.
Top Critic
January 1, 2000
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
A disappointing mediocrity.
January 1, 2000
Mischievously entertaining!
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2000
According to director John Dahl's Rounders, professional poker players are very, very interesting people -- for about five minutes.
January 1, 2000
It's a movie of character and milieu, both of which it evokes brilliantly.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2000
A sure bet!
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
No energy!
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
Rounders cheerfully buys into compulsive gambling!
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
Rounders' script is pretty shabby going. Well, not shabby, really, just simplistic.
January 1, 2000
Rounders is not breakthrough material, but it makes for an entertaining evening out.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
A promising cast can't rescue a script without surprises!
Top Critic
January 1, 2000
Damon, Norton are game, but Rounders script a letdown.
September 11, 1998
Full Review | Original Score: B