The Gambler Reviews

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September 19, 2019
No matter how finely feathered the hair or slim and trim the figure, Wahlberg is simply one of the glossy mistakes Wyatt's film trips over.
June 5, 2019
will leave you out of pocket and feeling cheated for watching
May 17, 2019
Thanks to the presence of Goodman, Larson and Lange we're presented with a stacked deck, so how come it feels like we spend two hours holding the bridge rules card?
March 20, 2019
The dreamlike imagery, editing, and soundtrack invoke the haze of addiction, but the writing never follows through with the message, leaving us unstirred, with little to take home and think about.
February 23, 2019
The Gambler is a solidly acted and directed piece that somehow can't decide what kind of film it is
December 8, 2018
THE GAMBLER doesn't amount too much, except a story of a walking existential crisis looking for his pacifier, which is conveniently located at a blackjack table.
February 16, 2018
Wahlberg loses, and The Gambler craps out.
December 13, 2017
Wahlberg is a miscast... [Full review in Spanish]
December 2, 2017
You're just going to spend the two hours annoyed by all of the stupid decisions Bennett makes.
October 17, 2017
Directed by Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes), the film is glossy and shiny, giving it a superficial sheen that doesn't make any sense.
June 11, 2016
Some casting decisions should never happen-Shaq as Tinkerbell-hmm... actually that might be fantastic, scratch that. But Mark Wahlberg as a professor of literature? Just no.
June 7, 2016
'The Gambler' is just shy of a great movie - it doesn't quite add up like it should - but it is a reminder that there's a very fine actor lurking in Mark Wahlberg.
April 12, 2016
This remake not only fails to justify its own existence, it very nearly calls into question the necessity of the material in any form.
February 25, 2016
Watchable scene-to-scene as an old-fashioned character study.
June 27, 2015
Mark Wahlberg is intense and compelling... but his character's self-destructive behaviour strains the viewer's sympathy almost as much as it strains that of the people around him.
June 12, 2015
A lame remake of the 1974 original, this Gamble doesn't pay off
May 1, 2015
The screenplay by William Monahan bears great responsibility on the finished product. It's important to get the characters right. It's not happening here.
February 23, 2015
He's an interesting character... but I can't use that same adjective for the film itself.
February 17, 2015
But every single scene of this film features a man treating everyone around him like dirt while pissing their money up against a wall and acting like the world owes him a living.
February 12, 2015
This is a slick, fast-paced film that maintains its sometimes unbearable tension until the last roll of the dice.
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