Runner Runner Reviews

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March 5, 2019
Runner Runner is a slick, daft and unabashedly entertaining Hollywood thriller. It doesn't do anything new with the formula, but it knows how to engineer it in the correct way.
January 25, 2019
Runner Runner looks great and has the virtue of moving quickly under Brian Furman's direction, but it plays like a big-budget but otherwise average episode of a TV show about slightly shady people trying to bring down really shady people.
October 26, 2018
While the script seems very concerned with the formula, it glosses over the details. Everything in the film happens very easily, from losing money to getting close to the highly-protected Block to organizing a counter plan.
September 8, 2017
No matter how good all this looks, there's not enough tension to keep us on our toes and not enough depth of character to make us care how it all plays out.
September 6, 2017
The leads, including a demeaned Gemma Arterton, are sparkling high-rollers but no one really emerges a winner from this forgettable low-risk, low-stakes drama.
June 22, 2016
There may have been a good movie somewhere in Runner Runner but it's not even in sight as it stands nows.
April 17, 2016
The story is so inconsequential that the best performances in the world would hardly make a dent in its snooze-worthy screenplay.
February 28, 2014
Ultimately, Runner Runner is really just a movie designed to provide some background noise as you update your Facebook.
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.
December 24, 2013
A bland retelling of a familiar story that lies in the shadow of smarter and sleeker films like 'The Firm.'
November 13, 2013
...it's ultimately impossible to downplay the rampant ineffectiveness of virtually every aspect of the proceedings.
October 31, 2013
Its pedigree may seem like a trump card, but make no mistake -- Runner Runner is bluffing.
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.
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
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.
October 14, 2013
Stars Justin Timberlake, the perfect vanilla pseudoadult for a story of pseudoadult intrigues and pleasures.
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.
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.
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.
October 10, 2013
The mannered speech is fun, the players are charismatic, and director Brad Furman maintains an agreeably brisk pace.
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