Runner Runner Reviews

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October 9, 2013
This lurid and choppy morality tale is a pale copy of those Ben Mezrich books about Ivy League guys who get in over their heads by gambling.
October 7, 2013
Will Richie regain his moral compass? Can our young turk turn the tables on his scheming mentor? If you're hoping for a surprise answer to any of these questions, then you are watching the wrong movie.
October 6, 2013
The eye rolls are plentiful during this far-fetched thriller that provides little insight into corruption in the high-stakes world of online gambling.
October 5, 2013
No reason to run run to see Runner Runner.
October 5, 2013
Unremarkable Internet gambling thriller, where every move made is a losing one.
October 4, 2013
Runner Runner feels like a movie you've seen a hundred times on cable, and hearkens back to numerous, thoroughly average, mid-budgeted dramatic thrillers of the mid-'90s that will fill programming slots on late night forever.
October 4, 2013
It looks like everybody's lying, and that's only because the acting is pretty bad.
October 4, 2013
A generic Hollywood thriller that has dumbed itself down and forgets about characters.
October 4, 2013
The movie mostly wants to look timely and seem topical. Instead, it feels irrelevant.
October 4, 2013
Various subplots are given short shrift and the whole thing feels more like a Cliff's Notes version of a longer piece than an actual finished motion picture.
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.
October 4, 2013
Runner Runner falls flat, and keeps getting up when it really should just stay down.
October 4, 2013
It's a fast-paced thriller that simply refuses to establish any sense of tension or danger, and the characters are paper thin.
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
October 4, 2013
This dicey melodrama stacks the deck, meaning that buying a ticket is a gamble that doesn't pay off. Rent 'Rounders' instead.
October 4, 2013
You want the movie to get outrageous, but it's too dignified to go there. Much like its central villain, it can't decide what it wants to be.
October 4, 2013
Paying for this movie won't make you angry, but it will give you a chance to catch a solid nap in a nice cool theater.
October 4, 2013
This is more the fault of the lacklustre script than the actors, who do what they can with a story that never quite gets out of first gear.
October 4, 2013
Title refers to 4.2% chance you have in poker of hitting flush...Any poker player will know that initial set of cards is known as the "flop," a fair description for this film with even longer odds at finding an appreciative audience.
October 4, 2013
Lame 'Wall Street' knockoff. Timberlake is Leo-lite, but Affleck is fun as the heavy.
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