Reviews: Runner Runner (2013)

runner_runnerReviews for this film from our members:

  • Mario Alegre @ Primera Hora [Spanish]
    • Excerpt: Insípida, genérica y nada impresionante, Runner Runner se siente como una producción que pudo ser lanzada directo a vídeo.
  • Dragan Antulov @ Draxblog VI [Croatian]
  • [New – 5/22/14] | Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Cafe Texan
    • Excerpt: Runner Runner is a piece of junk.
  • Edwin Arnaudin @ Ashvegas
    • Excerpt: Timberlake and Affleck appear locked in an unspoken competition to see who can deliver the most lines the flattest, and for a while the race is neck-and-neck. Affleck loses ground whenever he’s around crocodiles, who tend to bring out a hint of the crazies, but quickly regains his bland composure, further dialing back for a photo finish.
  • Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies
    • Excerpt: [W]e’re not really sure what the message is…
  • Susan Granger @
    • Excerpt: A dicey melodrama that stacks the deck, meaning that buying a ticket is a gamble that doesn’t pay off. Rent ‘Rounders’ instead.
  • Vadym Grygoriev @ [Ukrainian]
  • Roderick Heath @ This Island Rod
    • Excerpt: Massive holes in storyline and storytelling and Timberlake’s fuzzy lead performance doom the film to major mediocrity.
  • Travis Hopson @
    • Excerpt: Packs mucho star power, boasts a gorgeous Costa Rican locale, and yet lacks the one thing that every thriller needs to succeed: actual thrills.
  • MaryAnn Johanson @
    • Excerpt: Dull and perfunctory, this is a crime thriller that sets itself up as a revenge story but can’t manage to drum up any excitement or suspense, and precious little revenge, either.
  • Dan Kelly @ Danland
    • Excerpt: Despite its immature sheen, I did welcome the movie’s edgier sensibility; it certainly earns its R-rating thanks to several bursts of searing nastiness
  • Ben Kendrick @ Screen Rant
    • Excerpt: Good performances but, for a film about gambling, Runner Runner takes very few risks.
  • Jeremy Kibler @ The Artful Critic
    • Excerpt: Glossy, light-headed, and a complete waste of an R-rating, “Runner Runner” largely suffers from lethargic pacing and an uninspired script that never crackles with tension nor tries bluffing its audience in building to a big reveal.
  • Simon Miraudo @ Quickflix
  • Darren Mooney @ the m0vie blog
    • Excerpt: Certainly not “winner winner.”
  • R. Kurt Osenlund @ Slant Magazine
  • Jason Pirodsky @
    • Excerpt: A rotely formulaic good-kid-falls-in-with-the-bad-crowd thriller, Brad Furman’s Runner Runner aspires to become another Wall Street but the script (from Rounders scribes Brian Koppelman & David Levien) is so generic and predictable that the film barely manages a pulse.
  • Amir Siregar @ Flick Magazine [Indonesian]
  • Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion
    • Excerpt: A piece of lurid pulp.

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