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Runner Runner Reviews

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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.
Travis Hopson
October 3, 2013
Packs mucho star power, boasts a gorgeous Costa Rican locale, and yet lacks the one thing that every thriller needs to succeed: actual thrills.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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
Isaac Feldberg
We Got This Covered
October 3, 2013
Not even a stellar turn from Ben Affleck can completely save Runner Runner from its banal, brainless script. Vacant performances from Justin Timberlake and Gemma Arterton only add to the sense of overwhelming futility.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
September 26, 2013
A bland and unsophisticated crime thriller set in the world of online gambling which sees Justin Timberlake and Ben Affleck go head to head and through the motions.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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-
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Mara Reinstein
Us Weekly
October 4, 2013
Just when it seems like the writing can't get any lazier, Richie fills in the narrative blanks via a voice-over that squeezes in every gambling metaphor this side of Las Vegas
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Greg Evans
Bloomberg News
October 3, 2013
Watching Brad Furman's tedious 'Runner Runner' feels like learning the rules of a card game you don't want to play.
Full Review | Original Score: *
Ben Kendrick
October 4, 2013
Runner Runner is elevated by solid performances but, for a story about gambling and striving for greatness, the film (ironically) takes very few risks.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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
Witney Seibold
October 3, 2013
Exactly the kind of movie that should be lost in the cracks.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Chris Sawin
October 4, 2013
Runner Runner" is a lifeless dramatic crime thriller that is never able to wake up from hibernation. It's like a tasteless alcoholic concoction that no amount of shaking or stirring could possibly add any sort of flavor to.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Eric Eisenberg
October 4, 2013
Feels like it was made by people who saw Wall Street and Rounders and thought they were just too damn exciting.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Mark Ellis
Schmoes Know
October 3, 2013
Forgettable fun for a Saturday afternoon on cable, but don't bet on this to be a worthwhile experience at the theater.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.6/5
Kristian Harloff
Schmoes Know
October 3, 2013
"Runner Runner" comes up short of being a full house at the movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.4/5
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
Donald Clarke
Irish Times
September 27, 2013
The director and writers give up and abandon us to a soggy mess of uninteresting gangland disputes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Matt Patches
October 4, 2013
By the time the turn is flipped, 'Runner Runner' is left crossing its fingers, praying for coherency.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
R. Kurt Osenlund
Slant Magazine
October 4, 2013
The ultimately forgettable Runner Runner is, for a gambling film, markedly risk-averse.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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