Written October 07, 2013
This was a very disappointing movie - Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake had no chance to pull this one out of its misery. I don't think the script was good, the direction was bad and it was painfully long. There was no chemistry between the actors and Timberlake just looked embarrassed. This was a waste of money and time.
Written October 22, 2013
Justin Timberlake, in my opinion is actually a great actor. I thought he held his own nicely against Ben Affleck and actually, at times I found him a more enjoyable character. This movie isn't worthy of any awards, no. But it's a good movie, albeit predictable in some.. well most parts. We enjoyed the pace of the movie and we felt the acting was good enough to surpass the fact that there wasn't some deep meaning or deep plot.
We found irony in the filming locations that we immediately recognized and how they claimed to be elsewhere yet tied it in together in a funny way later on. If you want to see a "good" movie and don't feel like thinking too much, this movie is worth it in our opinion.
Written December 27, 2014
When we left the theater my husband said "it was better than I thought it would be". Since neither of us had the urge to watch Sandra bounce around in space for 2 hours, nor did we want to see a kids movie, we choose Runner Runner. Was it 100% believable? No, but it is the movies, and I doubt that Batman actually exists or Transformers rule the earth. It was somewhat predictable, but what movies aren't these days. No it is not the best I have ever seen, but it was interesting enough and it was enjoyable.
Written February 12, 2016
Really wasn't that great. Not impressive at all. Ben Affleck was solid and Gemma Arterton was hot, but that was about it. I like Justin Timberlake but I think he should stick to Saturday Night Live.
Written November 03, 2013
A story of a college age gambler who hooks up with a pro who runs a site. Timberlake doesn't realize how corrupt Affleck's character really is. There are some pretty good twists and turns that make it interesting to watch. Too much profanity for children. Acting was good. Affleck is always on top of his game. Timberlake is not as talented an actor, but pulled this one off pretty well.