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Based on 29 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
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

  • 50
    Wall Street Journal

    Very little adds up in 21. show more

  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    21 makes for some slick escapist fantasy. Even if, and because, the fantasy has its roots in something real. show more

  • 50
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    The early scenes are flashy fun, and Sturgess (handsome Jude in "Across the Universe") makes a convincing math geek. But the requisite romance and Hollywood-style ending feel as fake as the air allegedly pumped into casinos to revive flagging players show more

  • 70
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Escapist moviegoers happy to live out a flashy fantasy get a brief comeuppance and still walk away from the table with a little something in their pockets. show more

  • 63
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    A predictable moral tale enacted by blandly pretty young things who bear little resemblance to the average brainiac. show more

  • 50
    Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune

    21 isn’t pretentious, exactly, but it’s damn close, and in trying to whip up a melodramatic morality tale the film becomes an increasingly flabby slog. show more

  • 50
    Connie Ogle Miami Herald

    Except for Spacey's talent, elements don't add up. 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 was ok.

  • July 23, 2008 cubbyduke
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    How can you love and hate it? The movie was awesome. I thought it was a little long but it still was amazing.

  • July 22, 2008 Breaker Illusion
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    I loved it but at the same time it was the worst movie ever!!

  • July 22, 2008 Chaz0629
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    I absolutely LOVED it!!!

  • July 15, 2008 helenfelinamelon
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    great :)

  • July 11, 2008 obigguy456702146
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    could be better

  • July 10, 2008 Brattz4301
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  • May 22, 2008 BeckiWronko03
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