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?
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.
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.
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 9, 2015
In what amounts only to an intermittently intriguing movie experience, a tug of war is going on between the compelling and the confounding.
February 5, 2015
What's left is a frustratingly superficial film that alienates its characters as much as it does the audience.
January 25, 2015
Despite stylish direction by Rupert Wyatt, who pulls off a few arresting set pieces, The Gambler never manages to make sense of William Monahan's often laughably overripe screenplay.
January 23, 2015
This is a misconceived and strangely cast affair that can't work out its own attitude toward its main character.
January 23, 2015
The Gambler ... has become an advert for gambling. You couldn't make it up.
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