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PG-13| 2 hr. 2 min.

Plot Summary
Ben Campbell (Jim Sturgess), a brilliant student at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, needs some quick cash to pay his tuition bills. He joins a group of students who, under the leadership of unorthodox professor Mickey Rosa (Kevin Spacey), use their math skills to win big in Las Vegas. Seduced by a beautiful teammate (Kate Bosworth) and loads of money, Ben learns that the stakes are higher than he ever imagined when he crosses paths with casino enforcer Cole Williams (Laurence Fishburne).

Cast: Jim Sturgess , Kevin Spacey , Kate Bosworth , Aaron Yoo , Liza Lapira , Jacob Pitts , Laurence Fishburne , Jack McGee

Director: Robert Luketic

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Sony Pictures Entertainment

21 (2008)

Release Date: March 28th, 2008|2 hr. 2 min.

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fan reviews ( 48 )
  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    21 drags itself to a climax that puts credulity in splints. So what? In a multiplex of dumb-luck hits, it's a kick to watch Spacey and a gifted young cast use smarts to deal audiences a winning hand. show more

  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    A movie with an irresistible premise that ultimately collapses around the whole issue of motivation. Until it does, this is a thoroughly entertaining picture. show more

  • 50
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    While not exactly a zero, 21 lags and fails to measure up dramatically. show more

  • August 17, 2008 The Movie MAN 18
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    This film was great. Their were times it seemed a little long but it has a great climax and great acting. Worth the 2 hours of watching.

  • July 31, 2008 hunterisgreat10
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    it was great

  • July 25, 2008 No1stunter54
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    idk if it was just me, but this movie seemed to go on fooorrrreeevvveeerrr! it;s like it was to long for its subject matter. other than that....it was ok.

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Annette Bourdeau on Jan 27th, 2011 5:45PM

Isn't it fun watching shady characters rise and fall on the big screen? The best are the scenes of excess, when they're at the top of their game. Y'know, with the wads of cash, private jets and...

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