Runner Runner Reviews

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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 10, 2013
The mannered speech is fun, the players are charismatic, and director Brad Furman maintains an agreeably brisk pace.
October 4, 2013
It looks like everybody's lying, and that's only because the acting is pretty bad.
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
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
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
Takes us inside the world of Internet gambling which proves every bit as fascinating as you'd imagine, by which I mean, not at all.
October 4, 2013
He's back! Behold, the second coming of . . . Badfleck.
October 4, 2013
"Runner Runner" is the kind of meat-and-potatoes genre picture that might be passable if the people involved in making it had given the same thought and concentration to the development of the plot and the ending as they did to the fairly involving set-up.
October 4, 2013
You see "Runner Runner's" hand before it's played, and there's nothing to keep you playing.
October 4, 2013
The film will make a decent rental in a few months time. But to lay down good money now, to see it in a theater? That's a chump's move.
October 3, 2013
After an intriguing setup, Runner Runner devolves into a by-the-books thriller.
October 3, 2013
"Runner Runner" is less than mediocre, but it's not repellent, which means that to watch it is to root for it - and to be disappointed.
October 3, 2013
Even with Affleck doing his Rat Pack best, by the end of "Runner Runner," the chill is gone.
October 3, 2013
"Runner Runner" is a bummer. Bummer.
Top Critic
October 3, 2013
Runner Runner is a run-of-the-mill rise-and-fall story, treating its hero to fabulous, exotic luxury before tugging the rug out from under him.
October 3, 2013
The movie is like a set-up to a set-up.
October 3, 2013
It feels like a halfhearted bluff and has the stale smell of yesterday's after-shave.
October 3, 2013
Even with its glossy Costa Rican setting, Runner Runner is a vacant excursion with plot holes the size of a small Caribbean island.
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