Runner Runner Reviews

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
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.