• Released
  • October 4, 2013
  • R , 1 hr 31 min
  • Drama
  • 1,163 Fan Ratings
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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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...
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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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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...
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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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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...
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40

Variety

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