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Runner Runner

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Tookey's Rating
3 /10
Average Rating
4.17 /10
Justin Timberlake, Ben Affleck , Gemma Arterton
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Directed by: Brad Furman
Written by: Brian Koppleman, David Levien

Released: 2013
Genre: CRIME
Origin: US
Colour: C
Length: 91

Do a runner.
Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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Brad Furman directed the underrated thriller The Lincoln Lawyer, but Runner Runner fails to match up to it.

Itís an uninvolving thriller about a Princeton student (Justin Timberlake) who tries to confront the online millionaire (Ben Affleck, pictured) who cheated him in a poker scam. In no time, Timberlake finds himself climbing up the genial criminalís hierarchy and falling for his girlfriend (an unconvincing Gemma Arterton).

Affleck, in real life an accomplished poker player, makes an entertainingly seductive villain, and Timberlake does his best to suggest a man not being corrupted by wealth; but whatís crucially missing is any insight into making millions out of online gambling. The Social Network, this is not.

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