#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Princeton grad student Richie, believing he’s been swindled, travels to Costa Rica to confront online gambling tycoon Ivan Block. Richie is seduced by Block’s promise of immense wealth, until he learns the disturbing truth about his benefactor. When the FBI tries to coerce Richie to help bring down Block, Richie faces his biggest gamble ever: attempting to outmaneuver the two forces closing in on him.
Plot: When a poor college student who cracks an online poker game goes bust, he arranges a face-to-face with the man he thinks cheated him, a sly offshore entrepreneur.
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A kid is getting other kids to play poker online. The head of the university doesn’t like it and threaten to throw him out. The kid (Justin Timberlake) takes all his money and play some poker, hoping that he will win and his future secure. Well, you guessed it, he loses everything. But, not because he is bad or anything, no, there is this guy called Ivan (Ben Affleck) who runs these online casinos, and who cheats the poor young kids.
Now there is only one sensible thing to do, which is to go to Costa Rica and confront the bad guy with his scheme. Thats exactly what I would do. Well, nah, not really, but I hope you see where I am going with this. He arrives in Costa Rica, and soon finds himself at the deep end of the pool, hunted by Ivan, some dude named Herrera and the FBI… of course.
The plot is idiotic, as you might have guessed. It makes no sense, and the poor actors don’t know how to act. And honestly, I don’t blame them, they don’t understand the manuscript either. I looked for a little light in the darkness, and I think I found it… the photography. There are some beautiful images in this movie, worthy of a James Bond movie, and you know what, the plot matches the Bond movies of late pretty well too. Yeah, I am not a big Bond fan either.
_Last words… it’s not worth it. Ben Affleck is an overrated actor, not worth your time. Mr. Timberlake should just have stopped after The Social Network, and he would have stopped on top. This movie… don’t waste your time on it. If you like poker and want to see a nice poker movie, watch Rounders instead, or even 21._
Predictable and forgettable movie. Please, don’t let Affleck to perform a bad guy ever again.
A One-Hour Justin Timberlake Music Video & 30 minutes of Ben Affleck Blinking Repeatedly
Mindless entertainment, check.
Justin Timberlake being Justin Timberlake, check.
Ben Affleck being his same character from Boiler Room but with more blinking while delivering frat-boy douche lines, double check.
Hot girl standing around being hot, Check.
FBI agent way to young and random to be a believable yet cliché FBI agent, check.
Justin Timberlake not nearly getting his ass kicked enough in this film, inexcusable but CHECK.
So bland they had to name it twice!
I was sorely tempted to write a single word review of Runner Runner: Pointless!
But I’ll resist and expand slightly.
The trailer strongly suggests an intelligent, exciting thriller of crime and intrigue with A-list stars, action, drama, plenty of danger and a soupçon of violence. The realty of Runner Runner is somewhat blander.
Richie Furst (Justin Timberlake) is a Princeton student with moderate financial worries, who supports himself through online gambling. When he risks everything (except the price of his airline ticket to Costa Rica, clearly) on a game and loses, he discovers he has been swindled and heads south to confront the man behind the poker company and scam, Ivan Block (Ben Affleck). Block is so impressed with Furst’s balls that he offers him a job with eight-figure returns. With the chance to join the super rich, all the pleasures it encompasses and, predictably, a beautiful woman, Rebecca (Gemma Arterton), who equally predictably is Block’s girlfriend, Furst’s life couldn’t be any better. Then FBI agent Shavers (Anthony Mackie) interferes.
The ingredients are there but it just doesn’t work. The characters are half-written shadows of people about whom we don’t care. There is no depth, detail or intrigue to inspire us to invest our attention and, though we try to second guess the plot and look for the twists and double crosses lurking in the background, it transpires there are none to speak of and what we see is the sum total of it.
Timberlake is on something of a downward trajectory after the superb The Social Network. Neither Bad Teacher nor Trouble with the Curve ignited and his turn in Runner Runner, though adequate, does nothing to persuade us he’s an A-lister in Hollywoodland.
Affleck, however, was ridding high with the supreme success of Argo and the promise of more box office clout with the forthcoming Gone Girl and Batman vs. Superman. Runner Runner isn’t going to damage his career but it certainly isn’t going to boost it.
Meanwhile, there are times when Gemma Arterton frequently forgets to act (and can’t pronounce Antigua) and Mackie is lumbered with a role that diminishes even the ‘heights’ of Pain and Gain.
Somebody really needs to shake director Brad Furman, turn him around and point him in the direction of a sequel to his fine The Lincoln Lawyer.
Runner Runner isn’t a bad film. It’s just a bland, boring, forgettable, dull thud with no echo.
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Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 28 min (88 min)
Genre Crime, Thriller
Director Brad Furman
Writer Brian Koppelman, David Levien
Actors Justin Timberlake, Ben Affleck, Gemma Arterton, Anthony Mackie
Awards 2 nominations.
Production Company New Regency Pictures, Double Feature Films, Appian Way
Sound Mix Dolby Digital, Datasat
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Panavision Panaflex Millennium XL2, Panavision Primo and Angenieux Optimo Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA (prints), Film Lab, New York (NY), USA (dailies negative), Technicolor, New York (NY), USA (dailies)
Film Length 2,507 m (5 reels)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision3 250D 5207, Vision3 500T 5219)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Super 35 (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic) (Kodak Vision 2383), D-Cinema