All In: The Poker Movie
All In: The Poker Movie (2012)

All In: The Poker Movie, tells the story of poker focusing on why one of our nations oldest games has had a renaissance in the past few years and why for so many poker is the way to chase the American Dream. -- (C) Official Site

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: March 23, 2012
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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times

[An] energetic, if overly worshipful documentary.

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John Anderson
Variety

Douglas Tirola's pic seems a bit late for the poker craze, and at any rate will be preaching largely to the converted.

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Frank Lovece
Film Journal International

Engrossing documentary on the multi-billion-dollar poker industry gets a little too rhapsodic about the game as a metaphor for life and slips into advocacy for online poker, all while offering a revealing, wide-ranging look at a subculture.

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Kyle Smith
New York Post

Amusing and informative (and hyperbolic) as it is, "All In: The Poker Movie" is a documentary whose intended audience is unclear.

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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News

"All In" lays down some interesting hands but sometimes can't raise the stakes, though "Rounders" star Matt Damon lends a bit of celeb flash.

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Chuck Bowen
Slant Magazine

The film has a shambling charm that actively disputes an unspoken notion that a documentary must be well-structured in order to effectively land its points.

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Neil Genzlinger
New York Times

So padded with cheerleading that it doesn't have time for a serious exploration of poker's place in the broader culture or the consequences of its rapid rise and global reach.

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Michelle Orange
Village Voice

Instead of sustaining a significant cultural story, at almost two hours, All In feels like an energetic but overlong highlight reel.

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Susan Granger
SSG Syndicate

Celebrating the worldwide poker renaissance, it's intriguing in the way it delineates another way to chase the American Dream.

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