• Runner Runner (2013)

Runner Runner

Release Date: October 4th, 2013

DVD Release Date: January 7th, 2014

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: Thriller , Crime drama

Production Co: Appian Way, New Regency Pictures, Double Feature Films

Distributors: 20th Century Fox

Keywords: Pursuit, Gritty, Dark, Temptation, 2010s, Revenge

Ratings & Reviews

  • 30
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    What's actually up onscreen in this vaguely ambitious but tawdry melodrama falls into an in-between no-man's-land that endows it with no distinction whatsoever, a work lacking both style and insight into the netherworld it seeks to reveal. show more

  • 50
    Richard RoeperChicago Sun-Times

    After an intriguing setup, “Runner Runner” devolves into a by-the-books thriller. show more

  • 58
    Laremy LegelFilm.com

    Could have been a fun film, but instead merely displays the trappings of one. show more

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