Runner Runner trailer
Likeable Timberlake plays an unlikeable Princeton student paying his way through school by playing the numbers on an online poker site. After losing it all in one sitting, he tracks down the site’s mastermind (Affleck). Furman’s film is slick but charmless and buckles under the weight of its two stars. Nominations and facial hair had Affleck looking like a Hollywood heavyweight eight months ago but we seem, once again, to be veering off course. Sighs all round.
Runner Runner | Directed by Brad Furman (USA 2013) with Justin Timberlake, Ben Affleck. Starts October 17
Originally published in issue #120, October 2013