Select Your Cookie Preferences

We use cookies and similar tools that are necessary to enable you to make purchases, to enhance your shopping experiences and to provide our services, as detailed in our Cookie Notice. We also use these cookies to understand how customers use our services (for example, by measuring site visits) so we can make improvements.

If you agree, we’ll also use cookies to complement your shopping experience across the Amazon stores as described in our Cookie Notice. This includes using first- and third-party cookies, which store or access standard device information such as a unique identifier. Third parties use cookies for their purposes of displaying and measuring personalised ads, generating audience insights, and developing and improving products. Click ‘Customise Cookies’ to decline these cookies, make more detailed choices, or learn more. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie Preferences, as described in the Cookie Notice. To learn more about how and for what purposes Amazon uses personal information (such as Amazon Store order history), please visit our Privacy Notice.

Customise Cookies
Travelling or based outside United Kingdom? Video availability outside of United Kingdom varies. Sign in to see videos available to you.

The Card Counter

 (315)
6.31 h 51 min202115
Told with Schrader’s trademark cinematic intensity, the revenge thriller tells the story of an ex-military interrogator turned gambler haunted by the ghosts of his past decisions, and features riveting performances from stars Oscar Isaac, Tiffany Haddish, Tye Sheridan and Willem Dafoe.
Directors
Paul Schrader
Starring
Oscar IsaacTiffany HaddishTye Sheridan
Genres
SuspenseDrama
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio Languages
EnglishEnglish [Audio Description]
Add to Watchlist
Add to
Watchlist
By ordering or viewing, you agree to our Terms. Sold by Amazon Digital UK Limited.
Write review

More details

Supporting actors
Willem Dafoe
Producers
Braxton PopeLauren MannDavid Wulf
Studio
Focus Features
Purchase rights
Stream instantly Details
Format
Prime Video (streaming online video)
Devices
Available to watch on supported devices

Reviews

3.4 out of 5 stars

315 global ratings

  1. 27% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 24% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 24% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 13% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 11% of reviews have 1 stars
Sorted by:

Top reviews from the United Kingdom

FilmfanReviewed in the United Kingdom on 25 February 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
A very intelligent film
Verified purchase
I loved this film. It's very rare you get such a great balance of plot and character development. I can only think of Avengers Infinity War that has satisfied me in the same way (sorry Paul). Oscar Isaac is fantastic as the soldier seeking redemption - so compelling. His co-stars are also top class. What I particularly liked was the restraint in terms of graphic violence. Paul Schrader credits us, as an audience, with the imagination and intelligence to draw our own conclusions. The distancing effect creates the opportunity to reflect and process the information without the over-emotional response created by gore. We get so spoon-fed by so many films and this was a breath of fresh air. Thank you.
2 people found this helpful
Bookreader123Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 07 February 2022
3.0 out of 5 stars
Slow-burn bordering on no-burn
Verified purchase
Another Paul Schrader anti-hero, but this time instead of driving a taxi he's a world-class poker player who purposefully plays low-level games, choosing to live in the shadows after a military career went sideways in a blaze of cruelty and corruption.

Our hero's two disciplines - poker and interrogation - never touch each other, making this film a weird, disconnected experience, jammed with flashbacks, a half-baked narrative, and a hanger-on who shows up to spur him towards violent revenge.

The film is bathed in Schrader's neo-noir obsessions and is ostensibly a metaphor for American guilt, with the whole country drifting aimlessly around a spiritless, lustless void of post-war-crimes consumerism. No wonder, then, that Las Vegas is a central character, and that the vengeance-seeking sidekick is marginialised, directionless and ultimately powerless.

Oscar Isaac's performance is first-rate, he seems nearly imprisoned by this character, but the film is airy, lifeless and dim, its GPS broken, or set for the wrong hotel on the Strip - one where the front desk is unmanned, the pool is empty and weed-choked, and the bright lights of the world can only barely be seen over the distant hills.
One person found this helpful
filmbuff99Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 27 February 2022
4.0 out of 5 stars
Oscar and co at their best
Verified purchase
Really enjoyed this engrossing drama which may have otherwise never made me consider the similarities between poker and the prison guard experience. Intriguing script, great noir cinematography and some amazing performances from Oscar Isaac, Tiffany Haddish, Tye Sheridan and Willem Dafoe
2 people found this helpful
Mr. R. W. GrahamReviewed in the United Kingdom on 26 May 2022
4.0 out of 5 stars
Counting Cards
Verified purchase
A former military officer who now counts cards in casinos in Las Vegas has issues with his past and tries to talk a young man out of revenge against a common enemy. A slow burn but gripping crime drama, typical Paul Schrader film in fact with excellent performances from Oscar Issac, Tiffany Haddish, Tye Sheridan and Willem DeFoe. The film also looks at the effects of torture from American soldiers this time from their prospective with some pretty gruesome flashbacks.
marksmillerReviewed in the United Kingdom on 17 February 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
Compelling
Verified purchase
Loved this film – Oscar Isaac is, as always, amazing – supported brilliantly by Tye Sheridan, Tiffany Haddish and Willem Dafoe. Right up until the conclusion, it kept me riveted.
2 people found this helpful
Sam OsborneReviewed in the United Kingdom on 23 February 2022
4.0 out of 5 stars
Brilliant but also overly disturbing..
Verified purchase
some scenes in this movie need a NEW "disturbing rating' OVER AND ABOVER THE 18 CERTIFICATE due to the 'realness' of their nature and considering that this is a true story .. And applied to many other movies these days as the ratings system has now become outdated ..
One person found this helpful
A very clever guy.Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 10 April 2022
4.0 out of 5 stars
Stapes was Amazing.
Verified purchase
A simply brilliant film that should have been impossible to improve, but then they added all time poker legend Joe Stapleton and it became a masterpiece and boy can he act, Hollywood next stop and the lead in the next Marvel movie?
One person found this helpful
billy lascellesReviewed in the United Kingdom on 11 April 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great film
Verified purchase
Quiet, understated menace. Well crafted slow burn of a movie without flash bangs or gratuity. A subtle but brilliant film
One person found this helpful
See all reviews