Runner Runner Synopsis
The FBI coerces a Princeton grad student into helping bring his shady mentor to justice.
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The Telegraph

By Tim Robey
Runner Runner starts off with a solid draw, then folds on the flop.
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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...
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50

Slant Magazine

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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Variety

By Andrew Barker
Runner Runner’s appeal increases dramatically whenever Affleck enters the frame.
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I Gambled on Runner Runner...

By MedRed
And broke even. Runner Runner is one of those movies that isn't bad, but isn't anything special either. This movie doesn't deserve its R rating. It feels like it could easily be PG-13. It pulls...

Runner Runner

By cstavrou
It was a good compromise for date night. It didn't have over the top violence & it had a guy's version of romance. There was some intrigue & some suspense. I thought JT & BF did a believable job in...

More of a rental

By jacobygillette
Movie cast is awesome but plot does not deliver. Story never really takes off. Too bad because Affleck and Timberlake have done better work with better scripts. Simply put, don't waste your time...

Run away!

By pedsarq
This is a great looking movie. It's set in Costa Rica and Affleck plays a gambling site owner who's in it for the thrill of it all, or at least used to be. Timberlake plays a Princeton grad...

Not horrible but not great

By Laura648
Went to see Runner Runner last night on opening night at 10pm. Was one of less than a dozen people in the theatre. The movie was so-so. The casting was great, both Justin Timberlake and Ben...

Runner Runner

By wgm
This was just a good movie to watch, it was intense and the cast was stellar. Justin Timberlake and Ben Affleck played well off each other and both were perfectly casted. This was a nice drama and...

Wait for it

By Frogface
It wasn't a bad movie. I kinda liked it. I just wish I would have waited to see it on my DVR. No big shoot em ups that made me think that it had to be on the big screen....

An hour and a half of gambling, corruption and good looking people

By glennbaileyjr
I will say that I'm not upset at the fact that I saw this movie in the theater. I do feel like I left the theater wanting more but not really knowing what "more" is. The three leads were good in...

Runner Runner

By rozc44262
This movie was very much a let down. Trailers were more exciting than the actual movie. Great plot but execution was severely lacking. Ben Afleck was hot but his talent was wasted on this movie....

Beautiful Movie

By nadia583
Don't expect an Oscar winner here, but the movie is still nicely made. The plot is pretty good and well balanced. It's a good movie to watch one time only but its worth watching...

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Rated R | For language and some sexual content
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 16 & under Don't bet on dumb gambling thriller; some language, sex.
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VIOLENCE & SCARINESS
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