Second Time Around

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A tragic trip to Las Vegas paves the path to a murderous mystery, and now it's up to one determined man to find out why his friend is dead in the one thriller that exposes the grit beneath America's most glamorous playground. Ren had withdrawn his entire life savings, and now it's time to try his luck in Las Vegas with his best friend Sing in tow. After foolishly challenging the most respected card shark in town, Ren is devastated to find that everything he ever own has been wiped out in one flash of the cards. When Ren's car crashes on the road back to Los Angeles and Sing is killed, a message left on his answering machine offers an ominous warning not to return to the flashy desert oasis. Now determined to find out just why his innocent friend had to die, Ren ignores the message and returns to Vegas to settle the score with the man responsible for Sing's death.


Critic Reviews for Second Time Around

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Tell yourself it's OK to be jealous. Go ahead and mock poor Alberto.

Apr 11, 2002 | Rating: B-

[Javier Bardem is] one of the few reasons to watch the film, which director Gerardo Vera has drenched in swoony music and fever-pitched melodrama.

Mar 1, 2002 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Extremely well acted by the four primary actors, this is a seriously intended movie that is not easily forgotten.

Feb 7, 2002 | Full Review…

With the film's striking ending, one realizes that we have a long way to go before we fully understand all the sexual permutations involved.

Jan 3, 2002 | Full Review…
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The sort of picture in which, whenever one of the characters has some serious soul searching to do, they go to a picture-perfect beach during sunset.

Dec 19, 2001

A Lifetime movie about men.

Dec 14, 2001

Audience Reviews for Second Time Around

This is a strange mix of genres that you do sometimes see a lot of in Hong Kong films. It's partly a romantic comedy, but also more serious than that as well. The end and beginning are fairly serious, the middle is extremely funny in spots, almost slapstick. This movie is entertaining enough to keep your interest with a nice mix of action, drama, romance, and a bit of science fiction.

Steven Vincent Gee
Steven Vincent Gee

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I love this movie..ekin and cecilia have great chemistry...interesting time travel theme done well...romanitc fare with bit of drama and action thrown in..enjoyable to watch;)

alan jay
alan jay

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