60

The Telegraph

By Tim Robey
Runner Runner starts off with a solid draw, then folds on the flop.
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58

Film.com

By Laremy Legel
Could have been a fun film, but instead merely displays the trappings of one.
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50

RogerEbert.com

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.
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50

Slant Magazine

The ultimately forgettable Runner Runner is, for a gambling film, markedly risk-averse.
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50

The Dissolve

By Scott Tobias
The best parts of Runner Runner feel like a Rounders facsimile—right down to the metaphor-heavy narration—and the worst seem like a case of mission drift, as if the filmmakers set out to make a behind-the-curtain thriller about online gambling, but got hung up in paying off the plot.
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50

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
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.
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
One of the film's biggest problems is that Richie is an unsympathetic and rather dim character. The badly drawn role does the likable Timberlake no favors.
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50

Chicago Sun-Times

By Richard Roeper
After an intriguing setup, “Runner Runner” devolves into a by-the-books thriller.
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40

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
This is the kind of movie that, in order to puff itself up, quotes Meyer Lansky, Napoleon and Native American sayings. But according to Hoyle — as poker players would say — the film really just does boilerplate Hollywood drama.
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40

Variety

By Andrew Barker
Runner Runner’s appeal increases dramatically whenever Affleck enters the frame.
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36 out of 100
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