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The Gambler Reviews

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September 18, 2019
No matter how finely feathered the hair or slim and trim the figure, Wahlberg is simply one of the glossy mistakes Wyatt's film trips over.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
June 5, 2019
will leave you out of pocket and feeling cheated for watching
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 17, 2019
Thanks to the presence of Goodman, Larson and Lange we're presented with a stacked deck, so how come it feels like we spend two hours holding the bridge rules card?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 20, 2019
The dreamlike imagery, editing, and soundtrack invoke the haze of addiction, but the writing never follows through with the message, leaving us unstirred, with little to take home and think about.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
February 22, 2019
The Gambler is a solidly acted and directed piece that somehow can't decide what kind of film it is
December 7, 2018
THE GAMBLER doesn't amount too much, except a story of a walking existential crisis looking for his pacifier, which is conveniently located at a blackjack table.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
February 15, 2018
Wahlberg loses, and The Gambler craps out.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
December 13, 2017
Wahlberg is a miscast... [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
December 1, 2017
You're just going to spend the two hours annoyed by all of the stupid decisions Bennett makes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 17, 2017
Directed by Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes), the film is glossy and shiny, giving it a superficial sheen that doesn't make any sense.
June 11, 2016
Some casting decisions should never happen-Shaq as Tinkerbell-hmm... actually that might be fantastic, scratch that. But Mark Wahlberg as a professor of literature? Just no.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 7, 2016
'The Gambler' is just shy of a great movie - it doesn't quite add up like it should - but it is a reminder that there's a very fine actor lurking in Mark Wahlberg.
April 12, 2016
This remake not only fails to justify its own existence, it very nearly calls into question the necessity of the material in any form.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
February 25, 2016
Watchable scene-to-scene as an old-fashioned character study.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
June 27, 2015
Mark Wahlberg is intense and compelling... but his character's self-destructive behaviour strains the viewer's sympathy almost as much as it strains that of the people around him.
June 12, 2015
A lame remake of the 1974 original, this Gamble doesn't pay off
May 1, 2015
The screenplay by William Monahan bears great responsibility on the finished product. It's important to get the characters right. It's not happening here.
Full Review | Original Score: C
February 23, 2015
He's an interesting character... but I can't use that same adjective for the film itself.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
February 17, 2015
But every single scene of this film features a man treating everyone around him like dirt while pissing their money up against a wall and acting like the world owes him a living.
February 12, 2015
This is a slick, fast-paced film that maintains its sometimes unbearable tension until the last roll of the dice.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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