‘Runner Runner’ Review: Ben Affleck Wins the Charm Race in This Tedious Thriller

“Runner Runner” provides the world with very little except some great clips for Ben Affleck’s eventual Golden Globe Life Achievement reel. He’s so much fun to watch as a duplicitous internet-gambling mogul that it’s almost worth slogging through all the sluggish and predictable scenes in which he does not appear. Almost.

It’s a story the movies never tire of telling: young, hungry, naïve go-getter falls under the spell of a charming mentor, only to learn too late that the mentor is using his protégé as a patsy while the law breathes down both their necks.

“Runner Runner” is basically “Paranoia” redux, only with a higher SPF.  Read More...



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