Critic scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.
Runner Runner starts off with a solid draw, then folds on the flop. Read full review
Could have been a fun film, but instead merely displays the trappings of one. Read full review
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. Read full review
The ultimately forgettable Runner Runner is, for a gambling film, markedly risk-averse. Read full review
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. Read full review
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. Read full review
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. Read full review
After an intriguing setup, “Runner Runner” devolves into a by-the-books thriller. Read full review
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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Runner Runner’s appeal increases dramatically whenever Affleck enters the frame. Read full review
Fall down, skin knee, die there.
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