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R| 1 hr. 31 min.

Plot Summary
Believing that he has been swindled, Princeton grad student Richie (Justin Timberlake) goes to Costa Rica to confront online-gambling tycoon Ivan Block (Ben Affleck). Block's promises of immense wealth and power have a seductive effect on Richie, until he learns the shocking truth about his new mentor. When Richie is coerced by the FBI to help bring Block to justice, he faces the biggest gamble of his life: outmaneuvering the two forces closing in on him.

Cast: Ben Affleck , Justin Timberlake , Gemma Arterton , Anthony Mackie , Michael Esper , John Heard , Ben Schwartz , Yul Vazquez

Director: Brad Furman

Genres: Drama

Distributor: 20th Century Fox

Runner Runner (2013)

Release Date: October 4th, 2013|1 hr. 31 min.

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fan reviews ( 17 )
  • The actors hit the jackpot, but only in terms of their paychecks. The audience gets a tension-free, tight-assed, "Casino" ripoff that leaves them thoroughly fleeced. show more

  • Runner Runner is less than mediocre, but it's not repellent, which means that to watch it is to root for it - and to be disappointed. show more

  • One of the film's biggest problems is that Richie is an unsympathetic and rather dim character. The badly drawn role does the likable Timberlake no favors. show more

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  • October 26, 2013 ellenjeanette
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    Walked out it was so bad. Very confusing.

  • October 20, 2013 Evelyn
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    Boring & predictable

  • October 14, 2013 jacqueline
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    So glad I did not go by the CRITIC reviews....lots of action, very entertaining!

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Ben Affleck Tried to Make 'Runner Runner' Less Horrible: Report

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Katie Roberts on Oct 10th, 2013 8:30PM

AP Photo/20th Century Fox, Scott Garfield The Ben Affleck-Justin Timberlake vehicle "Runner Runner" was a bummer bummer at the box office, scraping by with a $7.7 million opening and scoring a dis...

Box Office: What Made 'Runner Runner' Stumble Stumble?

Posted by
Gary Susman on Oct 7th, 2013 2:45PM

AP Photo/20th Century Fox, Scott Garfield This weekend, 20th Century Fox went all in on "Runner Runner," a $30 million drama about online poker starring Justin Timberlake and Ben Affleck, and even...

'Runner Runner' World Premiere: Justin Timberlake & Ben Affleck Laugh It Up (PHOTOS)

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Erin Whitney on Sep 23rd, 2013 6:00PM

Getty Justin Timberlake took back the night with a suave suit -- sadly, no tie -- at the world premiere of "Runner Runner" on September 18 in Las Vegas, NV. Meanwhile, co-star Ben Affleck posed ...

'Runner, Runner' Trailer: Justin Timberlake Gambles With Ben Affleck (VIDEO)

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Kelly Woo on Sep 4th, 2013 2:00PM

20th Century Fox Bet big or go home. Justin Timberlake suits up as an actor once again in "Runner, Runner," a gambling thriller from director Brad Furman ("The Lincoln Lawyer"). As seen in a ne...

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