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Runner Runner Reviews

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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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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.
Todd Gilchrist
Comic Book Resources
October 4, 2013
not to put too fine a point on its subject matter, Runner Runner feels like a safe bet for its filmmakers. But thankfully, smart playing on their part makes it a safe one for audiences as well.
September 29, 2013
A nifty, fast-talking, energetic film that dares turn the virtual - and virtually unfilmable - world of on-line gambling into a high-stakes thriller full of fights, gringos, hungry crocodiles and a perpetually pouting, glammed-up Gemma Arterton.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matt Neal
The Standard
September 26, 2013
The film moves quickly initially, mostly to blow past the fact that its premise is hard to swallow, but it settles into an attractive pace as the tension rises.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express (UK)
September 26, 2013
The cast are excellent but the script reveals its hand too soon. There isn't surprise or suspense in the third act.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Elliott Noble
Sky Movies
September 26, 2013
Makes up for its lacks of originality with more flash than a One Direction press conference.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Simon Miraudo
September 25, 2013
One day, our kids will ask where we were when we first saw Runner Runner. That, or it'll get lost in the annals of time; caught between the metaphorical couch-cushions of The Firm and Boiler Room.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
September 24, 2013
Risk taking and assessing the odds are the key components of this taut and highly enjoyable thriller in which dreams rely on a dice toss....a guilty pleasure of a rollercoaster ride with high stakes. And a satisfying one, at that
Nathan Bartlebaugh
The Film Stage
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.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
J. Olson
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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'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
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
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
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