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The Gambler (2014)

The Gambler

Overview


Genre

Drama, Crime

Release Date

December 25, 2014

MPAA Rating

R

Duration

111 min.

Studio

Paramount Pictures

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.    Readers  5 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

Rupert Wyatt

Producer

David Winkler, Irwin Winkler, Mark Wahlberg, Stephen Levinson, Robert Chartoff

Screenwriter

William Monahan

Starring

Story


Jim Bennett (Academy Award-nominee Mark Wahlberg) is a risk taker. Both an English professor and a high-stakes gambler, Bennett bets it all when he borrows from a gangster (Michael K. Williams) and offers his own life as collateral. Always one step ahead, Bennett pits his creditor against the operator of a gambling ring (Alvin Ing) and leaves his dysfunctional relationship with his wealthy mother (Academy Award-winner Jessica Lange) in his wake. He plays both sides, immersing himself in an illicit, underground world while garnering the attention of Frank (John Goodman), a loan shark with a paternal interest in Bennett's future. As his relationship with a student (Brie Larson) deepens, Bennett must take the ultimate risk for a second chance...

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Poster of Paramount Pictures' The Gambler (2014)
Mark Wahlberg stars as Jim Bennett and Jessica Lange stars as Roberta in Paramount Pictures' The Gambler (2014). Photo credit by Claire Folger.

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AFI FEST 2014 - World Premiere of The Gambler - Arrivals
Nov 10, 2014
Mark Wahlberg
AFI FEST 2014 - World Premiere of The Gambler - Arrivals
Nov 10, 2014

REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..it's a flawed, well-shot throwback that feels swayed by studio interference, full of performances serving a script that limits their efforts to one-liners..”
by Charlie Schmidlin [The Playlist]
“..a stylish, energetic but disappointingly glib remake of Karel Reisz's still-potent 1974 drama of the same title..”
by Justin Chang [Variety]
“..a slick remake of the gritty original is marked by sharp performances..”
by Todd McCarthy [Hollywood Reporter]