The Card Counter

111 mins
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Oscar Isaac, Willem Dafoe, Tiffany Haddish and Tye Sheridan star in this revenge-soaked thriller from Oscar-nominated writer-director Paul Schrader (First... More

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The Card Counter | Ratings & Reviews

"This isn’t just provocation for its own sake, it’s provocation with intent."


"Schrader has carpentered a strong and vehement film, hypnotically watchable and squalid..."

The GuardianThe Guardian

"It's a supremely compelling tale leavened by its wry humour..."

Little White LiesLittle White Lies

"Even with (a) hint of midsection story slackness, this is still a highly controlled piece of filmmaking with an unerring command of tone."

Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter

"Schrader seems altogether at ease in The Card Counter, and has found an ideal conduit in the protean, velvet-voiced Isaac..."

The New York TimesThe New York Times

"So this is a movie that, of course, is about much more than poker. More to the point, it’s not really about poker at all."

"The Card Counter is... frustrating, personal, and intensely moving for its stubbornness... Schrader is still an admirably risky and furious artist."

Slant MagazineSlant Magazine

"An inconsistent character study..."

A.V. ClubA.V. Club

"The one-note familiarity of The Card Counter ends up undermining rather than reinforcing everything we love about (Schrader's) work..."


"Schrader is in one of those late-career grooves that you always like to see from a veteran filmmaker who has something to say."

San Francisco ChronicleSan Francisco Chronicle



"As in life, the grotesque and the beautiful exist concurrently and are each given fair weight."

The Globe and MailThe Globe and Mail

"Yes, life is a prison, life is a casino. It is not, however, a movie, or at least not The Card Counter."

Boston GlobeBoston Globe

"Isaac gives a finely judged performance."

Sydney Morning HeraldSydney Morning Herald

"The Card Counter's pacing won't be for everyone, but Schrader fans will be all-in on this gripping portrait of lament."

Empire MagazineEmpire Magazine

"Paul Schrader pulls a bait-and-switch, delivering a navel-gazing drag that treats a real-life atrocity as provocative production design."


The Card Counter | Details

MA15+, Strong themes and violence
Action, Drama, Thriller
Country of origin

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