Movie review: ‘Runner Runner’


Runner Runner boasts an impressive cast, but if it ever appears to have more than that, it’s bluffing.

Billed as a thriller, Runner Runner is anything but. From beginning to end, the whole film is one set up after another. Everything leads exactly where you expect it to go, and any twists and turns that it thinks it might have are easily seen by the audience ahead of time.


Read my full review on Hypable.com

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2 thoughts on “Movie review: ‘Runner Runner’

  1. As mentioned in a previous review, this film is a bit too familiar to be an exciting watch. Having said that, the performances, particularly Affleck, were of good quality and each leading actor portrayed their characters well. This is not an intelligent nor original film, but the location and storyline do add a sense of refreshment to the formulaic ‘good guy trumps’ action/thriller plot. I enjoyed the film. I wasn’t on the edge of my seat, nor was I glued to the screen, but the fact that we had the whole screening room to ourselves meant that we could quip freely about what was going on, and this naturally added to my enjoyment. There were a few unintentionally funny moments, mostly near the end, but that may be more of a personal observation and many viewers may have a different view on that. Affleck was convincing and strong as the shady, ruthless business tycoon and delivered his lines with appealing finesse. Timberlake was a good choice for the role as an initially thin-skinned Prinston student, and his development as a character was well-timed throughout. Overall, I enjoyed the film, but it’s not one I would rave about to friends. ‘Prisoners’ was showing at the same time and while I haven’t seen it yet, I can say with a relative degree of certainty that it would be a more compelling and rewarding watch.

    More about the movie you can also find it here
    http://movieinfodb.com/en/movie/146238/Runner+Runner-2013

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