Runner Runner

Runner Runner

Runner Runner

Ben Affleck is Ivan, a gambling mastermind and the wealthy head of an online betting operation in this crime thriller. After Princeton student Richie (Justin Timberlake) cracks the online game but is swindled out of the winnings, he travels to Costa Rica to confront Ivan. Instead, the pair hit it off and Richie is brought into the operation. But as the stakes rise, the protege comes to fully understand the deviousness of his new boss and attempts to turn the tables on him. From the writers of Ocean’s 13 and co-starring Gemma Arterton (Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters).

2013Rating: MA15+, Strong coarse language and sex scene91 minsUSA
DramaThriller
86%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Runner Walk Sleeper

Runner Runner Justin Timberlake smashes into another film, his last good semi-hit was 'In Time' which I loved. This I thought was going to be better than it was, had a sort of 'Ocean's 11' feel, with a '21' reboot. For this reason it didn't rate to highly with me, popcorn range at best, sorry Justin. Genre : Crime, thriller, card games 2/5 : Most of the...

2.0
0

Disappointingly tame

Sadly, Ben Affleck is phoning in his performance, Justin Timberlake struggles to keep us interested and Gemma Arterton is criminally under-used in this boring thriller. Online gambling is big business but this tired and cliche-driven flick will sink without a trace. Not even the glamorous locations and brief running time can save it.

2.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Runner Runner’s appeal increases dramatically whenever Affleck enters the frame.

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Total Film

Total Film

press

Justin Timberlake and Ben Affleck give their best poker faces but ultimately fail to convince you to gamble your cash away on this limp, unoriginal story of a man out of his depth.

2.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

It feels like a halfhearted bluff and has the stale smell of yesterday's after-shave.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

This is a lazy, trashy film that barely goes through the motions.

2.0
0
The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

It puts a premium on sleight-of-hand cleverness and glossy style, but it isn't particularly clever or stylish.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

What's actually up onscreen in this vaguely ambitious but tawdry melodrama falls into an in-between no-man's-land that endows it with no distinction whatsoever, a work lacking both style and insight into the netherworld it seeks to reveal.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

However exotic the locations and starry the stars, there’s no escaping this is The Devil’s Advocate of online gambling. Fold.

2.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Runner Runner’s appeal increases dramatically whenever Affleck enters the frame.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Justin Timberlake and Ben Affleck give their best poker faces but ultimately fail to convince you to gamble your cash away on this limp, unoriginal story of a man out of his depth.

2.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

It feels like a halfhearted bluff and has the stale smell of yesterday's after-shave.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

This is a lazy, trashy film that barely goes through the motions.

2.0
0
The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

It puts a premium on sleight-of-hand cleverness and glossy style, but it isn't particularly clever or stylish.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

What's actually up onscreen in this vaguely ambitious but tawdry melodrama falls into an in-between no-man's-land that endows it with no distinction whatsoever, a work lacking both style and insight into the netherworld it seeks to reveal.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

However exotic the locations and starry the stars, there’s no escaping this is The Devil’s Advocate of online gambling. Fold.

2.0
0

Runner Walk Sleeper

Runner Runner Justin Timberlake smashes into another film, his last good semi-hit was 'In Time' which I loved. This I thought was going to be better than it was, had a sort of 'Ocean's 11' feel, with a '21' reboot. For this reason it didn't rate to highly with me, popcorn range at best, sorry Justin. Genre : Crime, thriller, card games 2/5 : Most of the...

2.0
0

Disappointingly tame

Sadly, Ben Affleck is phoning in his performance, Justin Timberlake struggles to keep us interested and Gemma Arterton is criminally under-used in this boring thriller. Online gambling is big business but this tired and cliche-driven flick will sink without a trace. Not even the glamorous locations and brief running time can save it.

2.0
0