Written April 21, 2015
It was actually filmed in slummy Puerto Rico. Costa Rica is way nicer so don't let the images scare you. Second, Ben Affleck made a great bad guy and played the part well. I actually ended up liking this movie and thought I wouldn't because of the bad reviews. It is worth seeing, especially for the chicken eating pet crocs. I love the ending too.
Written October 10, 2015
If you are a Timberlake or Affleck film, you will like, not love the movie. Timberlake and Affleck are both believable in their roles. However the movie left me wanting more. It fell flat about 10 minutes into it and never picked up. When it got to the end of the movie, which I hadn't realized it was really the end, I was thinking this is it, here's where the twist will come in. NOPE. Walked out feeling more should have been done with the plot.
Written November 27, 2015
- did i like the film?
it was a waste of 1.5 hr of my time
- what did i think of the acting, directing, cinematography, writing, etc?
i've watch better on the lifetime movie network.
Written December 28, 2014
I found this film entertaining and worth my time. Timberlake and Affleck give worthy performances. The storyline digs deep into the world of on-line gambling. It deals with odds and the consequences of the decisions we make; not only in playing poker; but in life. The term runner runner refers to the turn and river cards in Texas Holdum (the last two cards that get exposed) In most situations you need both of them to be the cards you must have to win that hand. I liked the way that our personal decisions were linked to the film. It showed the outcome of pushing something in life to the limit and how it can work out good or badly. I can say that I think you will enjoy this film. It's not a classic by any means; but as I said entertaining.
Written October 09, 2015
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.