Written October 24, 2016
Yes it's true this is no Oscar worthy film but it is a pleasant way to spend an hour and a half. I at least didn't walk out feeling I wasted my money . Justin T. Acted his ***off ! Well done J.T. Ben Affleck did a credible job but as another reviewer put it, he hardly broke a sweat. But it wasn't his acting, it was the part he had that was the problem if there was one. There just wasn't an awful lot to work with. All in all though it was an entertaining movie, and let's face it, we all have to pay our bills.
Written February 27, 2017
While things started off a tad slow, things quickly changed. This was very well done. Ben Affleck was fanastic. No doubt his best role ever. Justin Timberlake is a natural! This is a very good movie and the fact that it is based on a true story makes it all the more fasinating.
Written February 26, 2017
So I can guess why the critics say no, but this movie is worth a see. The characters tell
it like it is, and these are the real issues we all must deal with. This movie is
gutsy and entertaining, and to some extent educational.
Keep it up Hollywood!
Written August 29, 2016
Runner Runner’s glossy veneer and all-star cast are unable to save the film from a script that is all-to-familiar, uncompelling and unmemorable.
The problem with Brad Furman’s direction with Runner Runner is that it lacks any real pulse. The film promises at suspense, but in reality delivers muted excitement at best. It is hardly worthy of its R-rating and although constantly hinting at real danger, one is more likely to receive a few blows than be killed by crossing Block. What may have been an intriguing story is spoiled by a plot line is so familiar that you’ll see every “twist” coming. The writing is uninspired and the dialogue lacks any sensitivity in verbal expression, only furthered by the miscasting of Timberlake.
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Written July 24, 2016
I really like both Affleck and Timberlake but the story line was BORING!! It was torture sitting through much of nothing that happened. The audience was quiet and looking around like I was because it was better than watching the screen. My teenagers were texting and playing games on their phones during the movie. Need I say more?