Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Runner Runner

This movie wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t great, either.  Ben Affleck felt like the only thing that really “saved” this one for me.  He was good overall, and Justin Timberlake was, well, Justin Timberlake.  The story goes that Justin’s character is gambling online with his tuition money and loses – big.  After learning that he was cheated, what’s he do?  Heads to Costa Rica to confront the website owner, of course!  Really?  Yes, he does.  He then ends up working for the man and gets to see a whole new side to everything – and tries to keep from becoming as dark and twisted as the world he’s found himself in, along with not landing in jail or getting himself killed.  It has everything a movie like this is “supposed” to have – twists and turns, lies, cheats, FBI agents, sexy women, people that are always one step ahead of everything, etc, etc…  It just never felt that “real” to me – no connection at all.  It was fine for some entertainment, but definitely nothing to get too excited about unless you’re a big Ben Affleck or Justin Timberlake fan.

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