Rounders Synopsis
A law student (Matt Damon) and his pal (Edward Norton) gamble for high stakes.
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By James Berardinelli
Although the storyline is predictable, the intelligent dialogue and top-drawer acting more than make up for the possible deficiency.
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San Francisco Examiner

In spite of how hard everything is to believe, you believe what Damon is doing.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
For a grimmer and more realistic look at this world, no modern movie has surpassed Karel Reisz's "The Gambler'' (1974), starring James Caan...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Damon is a magical actor. His mind, as sharp and focused as a laser, beams out of the face of a vivacious choirboy, and, in nearly every...
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USA Today

By Susan Wloszczyna
Most novel is Rounders' message that the real sin isn't giving into vice but denying your God-given talents and not risking it all.
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New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
Oughtta be much bettor.
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
Though it's a good-looking flick with some smart acting and a few flashy runs, it barely breaks even dramatically, and feels, overall, like...
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Chicago Tribune

By Mark Caro
Lazy, predictable and even dumb about what happens away from the tables. [11 Sept 1998]
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Stylish entertainment and smartass fun when director John Dahl ("The Last Seduction") plays his strong suit (a gifted cast) instead of his...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
It should have been the poker equivalent of "The Hustler." But it suffers from iron-poor blood. No energy. It just lies there.
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Attention Poker Players

By too_legit
It doesn't matter if your a beginner or expert in poker/gambling, you will love this movie!...


By chris wilson
this is my favorite movie of all times. matt damon and ed norton play the perfect role and John Malkovich plays a part that you will never forget i would highly recomend this movie for anyone...

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