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6.82 h 2 min2008X-Ray12
Academy Award Winner Kevin Spacey (The Usual Suspects) and young Hollywood super star Kate Boswoth (Superman Returns) star in this clever & adreniline filled heist film. An MIT math whiz is recruited by a teacher to join a specialized team of card counters. They break away from their mentor before casino security finally catches up with them. Based on book "Bringing Down the House." It co-stars..
Robert Luketic
Jim SturgessKate BosworthAaron Yoo
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Liza LapiraJacob PittsJosh GadSam GolzariLaurence FishburneKevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey
Columbia Pictures
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4.3 out of 5 stars

240 global ratings

  1. 60% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 18% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 13% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 4% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 4% of reviews have 1 stars
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DeeDeeReviewed in the United Kingdom on 09 February 2021
2.0 out of 5 stars
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It's a movie about a hustle in Vegas so expect the usual cliche scenes, such as group slow motion walking through a casino, an ocean's 11 style soundtrack, etc. These glitzy flicks can always entertain for sure, but the characters just left me cold, I just didn't care what happened to them. I couldn't even name one of them by the time the credits rolled! I felt like I'd watched a really really long trailer. So it passed the time but very lazy film-making
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FredericReviewed in the United Kingdom on 14 March 2021
2.0 out of 5 stars
Neither smart nor original
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Nothing exceptional about this movie which portrays apparently exceptional people. We have seen it all before and for the moral, well it’s the usual “get rich or die trying” with the education background serving as excuses.
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Rodney "Hippo" HypoliteReviewed in the United Kingdom on 11 February 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
This is a no brainer
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I trade and teach individuals to trade the markets for a living, "20 yrs" now....And the hardest thing individuals cannot get there head round is (Keeping cool)...Controlling there (Emotions)....Not been (Greedy) Treating it as a (Business)

Wonderful film for the individual with the "RIGHT" mindset.
J C.Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 27 April 2021
3.0 out of 5 stars
So so. Pretty formulaic
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Full disclosure: I gave up halfway. It started ok but soon fell into the expected, spend-all-the-money-you-are-supposed-to-be-saving-and-live -the-high-life-while-it-lasts scenario. Just like any other heist Hollywood movie. Only worst.
GollumReviewed in the United Kingdom on 15 November 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
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Whilst the story is relatively straightforward, overall, the film was reasonably entertaining. Worth a watch...
oldallensReviewed in the United Kingdom on 02 August 2017
2.0 out of 5 stars
Dollar-earning potboiler.
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Supposedly based on a factual book. Generic off-the-shelf script with no room for Kevin Spacey to do what he's good at but he walked away with a good wedge anyway, no doubt.
Co-starring, the young couple were dire. At 2 hours plus, too long with too much padding. I bet the love interest wasn't in the factual book. This was supposed to be a story about card-sharping, not young love.
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MiscellanyReviewed in the United Kingdom on 02 April 2018
2.0 out of 5 stars
stuck with it for an hour and then gave up...
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Looked promising but failed to live up to the write ups. The dialogue was poor and the lead lacked charisma; stuck with it for an hour and then gave up...
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RicohReviewed in the United Kingdom on 13 January 2022
4.0 out of 5 stars
Count your lucky stars, it is a good one.
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Slick, fast paced and good fun
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