Runner Runner


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Gemma Arterton as Rebecca Shafran
Ben Affleck as Ivan Block
Anthony Mackie as Agent Shavers
Justin Timberlake as Richie Furst
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Reviewed by TheSquiss 3 / 10

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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Reviewed by ArT_of_InSaNiTy 2 / 10

Out of Sync.

Dear oh dear oh dear. The saying "Don't give up your day job" could never be more true regarding a certain someones performance. Over the past 7 years now, Justin Timberlake has become progressively prominent in films. Why? Well because he's a big music that is. So (according to some deluded people) that must mean he must be able to it doesn't. He is a terrible actor; every single thing he does is horrifically unconvincing. He could even be in a film where he plays a popstar and i still wouldn't believe it. His smiles are smothered in falseness, his delivery is diabolical, his expressions are excruciating to watch. There are no redeeming features to his "acting". What makes a great actor is someone who makes you believe they truly are the person they are portraying. Timberlake is seemingly incapable of that.

He seems to get plaudits for "The Social Network", but the only reason he does is because he is in fact an attention seeking, irritating dweeb. Every chat show he over compensates and that follows him in films where he overacts. And just like in "In Time" his acting drains any chance of potential for this film.

People may argue that it wasn't his fault the film was terrible, and yes the film was rather dull as a whole, but it does not excuse his obvious inability to act. And in my opinion it was his fault i couldn't enjoy it. There are scenes in the movie where you can't help but associate Richie (Timberlake) with people from other films....horrible versions of course. When he's acting like the whiz kid of poker; tediously explaining the way to win, you just have to look back to Edward Norton or Matt Damon in "Rounders" and it really shows how bad he is. When he's strolling around the casino with the most irritating of faces, you flash back to Robert De Niro in "Casino" and it really couldn't be anymore blatant that Timberlake is completely out of sync when it comes to acting.

Ben Affleck and Anthony Mackie where average, but they didn't have much chance in such a dense film. I really am struggling to add positivity, but it's difficult, it was just monotonous. erm..... just Timberlake's attempt at an angry face making me chuckle... that's about it.

Reviewed by Tom Orrow 3 / 10

Affleck saves an otherwise completely forgettable film

You know it's a good sign when the title has nothing to do with the movie.

Here's a film that begins one way but winds up being something else entirely.

Justin Timberlake plays a Princeton student paying his way through tuition costs by playing online poker, one day he loses big and finds out later he was cheated. He then heads out to Costa Rica to confront the owner of the website (Ben Affleck), but soon winds up in his employ.

When the movie begins it plays out very much like The Social Network, everyone is talking fast, there's a thumping electronic score and there's lots of impossible to follow jargon being tossed around. But once we get to Costa Rica it turns into one of those crime movies where you have the good intentioned innocent guy being pulled into the underbelly by the charming criminal.

The movie is boring, deathly boring.

The whole time you find yourself listening to bland, completely uninspired dialogue that exists only to get straight to the point to keep the movie flowing. With one of the most banal generic plots you could possibly fathom. You find yourself as a viewer one step ahead of all the characters in the film because it's a movie that's been made a million times before, there is not a single unique surprise in the entire thing.

The entire film trundles along with scene after scene of boring lazy dialogue, obvious foreshadowing and almost no action scenes.

Plus the film just looks cheap, characters who live in these huge extravagant, completely senseless homes will walk into some dingy room to talk for ten minutes. The direction and photography is completely dead, there is not a single creative flair to heighten the feel of the picture.

Justin Timberlake was excellent in The Social Network, but he hasn't shined in anything since. He's not bad in this movie, but it's not a performance that could pass as anything better than serviceable. Gemma Arterton does absolutely nothing but stand around looking pretty, plus she and Timberlake has absolutely no chemistry making the romance between them feel completely awkward. Anthony Mackie is completely wasted in this, he may have the only funny moments in the movie, but his scenes are completely perfunctory.

But God-bless Ben Affleck, who seems to know what a miserable pile of dreck he's in, and seems to be the only one having any fun. It's a performance that's so completely beneath him and he's definitely phoning it in, but his character is so deliciously wicked that it's hard not to love him and every scene he's in completely energises the movie. I can't exactly explain what happened but at some point in the third act the character became some kind of super villain that you would only see in the craziest James Bond movies.

Save for Affleck (and a weird cameo by Deadmau5), it's just an incredibly generic and forgettable affair that isn't even worth watching at home, this is the kind of movie that's best left forgotten.

Also it's pronounced AN-TEE-GAH not AN-TI-GUAR.

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