Runner Runner – Directed by Brad Furman
The title of this film refers to a couple of cards that will make or break a wining hand of poker
JT plays the struggling Richie Furst. He needs $ to pay his college fees.
As it turns out it’s the plot providing the pain as I struggled to follow what was happening.
Urban Cinefile’s Andrew urban put it best when he summed this up as a con movie that doesn’t work because the audience can’t follow the con.
Ultimately it’s pacey and racy and on the whole enjoyable to watch. A little bit like watching the reels spin on a poker machine for a couple of hours and when the money runs out you’re not left with much.
If anything go for the eye candy and a taste of what Ben Affleck may offer us when he dons the bat cape. An excuse for a vacation.
2 out of 5 stars.