Film Review – The Gambler (2014)

Jordan and Eddie (The Movie Guys)

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Title – The Gambler (2014)

Director – Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes)

Cast – Mark Wahlberg, Brie Larson, John Goodman, Jessica Lange, Michael Kenneth Williams

Plot – Professor and writer Jim Bennett (Wahlberg) finds himself with 7 days to pay off huge gambling debts to an array of shady criminal figures that sees him seek rescue using his rich mother Roberta (Lange) and unforgiving loan shark Frank (Goodman).

 “What you got on you?”

Review by Eddie on 29/05/2015

With stylish direction by proven performer Rupert Wyatt and with the exciting prospect of Marky Mark reteaming with his Departed scribe William Monahan, this remake of the low key 1974 James Caan starring film of the same name should’ve been a sleeper hit and a film brimming with energy and smarts, but sadly what seemed like a sure bet is something more akin to a watchable 100…

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