Runner Runner
Runner Runner (2013)

Richie, a Princeton college student who pays for school with on-line gambling, bottoms out and travels to Costa Rica to confront the on-line mastermind, Ivan, whom he believes has swindled him. Ivan sees a kindred spirit in Richie and… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: October 4, 2013
DVD Release Date: January 7, 2014
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Critic Score: 8% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: It has an impressive cast and an intriguing premise, but Runner Runner wastes them on a bland, haphazardly assembled thriller with very little payoff.

Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

The actors hit the jackpot, but only in terms of their paychecks. The audience gets a tension-free, tight-assed, Casino ripoff that leaves them thoroughly fleeced.

Rafer Guzman

The movie mostly wants to look timely and seem topical. Instead, it feels irrelevant.

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Francesca Rudkin
New Zealand Herald

No matter how good all this looks, there's not enough tension to keep us on our toes and not enough depth of character to make us care how it all plays out.

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Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader

The mannered speech is fun, the players are charismatic, and director Brad Furman maintains an agreeably brisk pace.

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James Berardinelli

Various subplots are given short shrift and the whole thing feels more like a Cliff's Notes version of a longer piece than an actual finished motion picture.

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Larushka Ivan-Zadeh
Metro (UK)

The leads, including a demeaned Gemma Arterton, are sparkling high-rollers but no one really emerges a winner from this forgettable low-risk, low-stakes drama.

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Wesley Morris

It looks like everybody's lying, and that's only because the acting is pretty bad.

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Bilge Ebiri
New York Magazine/Vulture

You want the movie to get outrageous, but it's too dignified to go there. Much like its central villain, it can't decide what it wants to be.

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Nathan Bartlebaugh
The Film Stage

There may have been a good movie somewhere in Runner Runner but it's not even in sight as it stands nows.

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Flixster Audience Score: 33% Flixster User Reviews
Jens S.
Nothing wrong with the acting, directing or cinematography per se, but the story is just very very mundane and uninteresting. Whoever came up with the idea of… More
Candy Rose
Good movie and interesting plot. Justin needs money for his Masters degree at Princeton. He uses an online casino but loses his money. He realises he has been… More
Carlos Magalh„es
The plot is indeed predictable and not one bit remarkable for that matter, but even so this is a somewhat decent (and well-edited) thriller that benefits a lot… More
Aaron Neuwirth
Ritchie: Why 'The House'? Ivan: Because The House always wins. Runner Runner is the kind of trashy B-movie that doesn't aspires to build a… More
Everett Johnson
If they gave an award for Worst Movie Trailer for the year, I'm sure this would win it. I remember seeing it and just being like "man that is a… More
Manu Gino
Play. Or be played. Great Movie!!! I'm proud to say I was part of this movie, I was an extra and i'm shown on camera on 2 scenes during the… More