Review: "Runner Runner"

"Play or be played."


Princeton grad student Richie (Justin Timberlake) have been getting his grad school money from commissions he get for being an affiliate to online gambling. But his dreams of finishing grad school had been put on the line when the news reached the department head and asked him to stop his affairs. Without any other source of income, he invested all his money into gambling. Believing he's been swindle, he travels to Costa Rica to confront online gambling tycoon Ivan Block (Ben Affleck). Richie is seduced by Block's promise of immense wealth, until he learns the disturbing truth about his benefactor. That's when the plot thickens. When the FBI tries to coerce Richie to help bring down Block, Richie faces his biggest gamble ever: Attempting to outmaneuver the two forces closing in on him.


The movie was great. The plot was simple and the turnover of events was fast. It's somehow similar to how life really is. One day, you're in trouble, next thing you know, you got lucky and living an awesome life. Then when its too good to be true, that's when the roller coaster starts.


On the side note,  It's amazing how Gemma Arterton always manages to steal the scene by being simply glamorous.


Runner Runner is now on it's second week. Try to catch it at the nearest cinema while its still hot.

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