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Gambler, The (2014) Movie Information

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Overall Rank:

6831

Avg. Rating:

2.54/4

# of Ratings:

28

Genres:

Crime, Drama

Rating:

R

Language:

English

Theater Date:

12/25/2014

DVD Release:

04/28/2015

Director:

Rupert Wyatt

Actors:

Mark Wahlberg
Brie Larson
Jessica Lange
John Goodman
Michael K. Williams
Sonya Walger

 

 

 

 

Plot Outline:

An English professor leads a double life as a high-stakes gambler. In the the biggest bet of his life, he borrows from a notorious gangster - using his own life as collateral. Trying to stay ahead of the game, he plays a dangerous hand - pitting creditor against the operator of the local gambling ring. But the stakes aren't just high for him - he must also balance a dysfunctional relationship with his mother while starting a budding relationship with one of his students, -- Chris Kavan

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05/07/2015 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Surely real gambling isn't as boring as this movie

"I was playing for Mister Lee, and for that gentleman over there. I'm not actually a gambler."

I don't think it'll be a total surprise if I'd say that "The Gambler" is about a gambling addiction. Enough movies were made that shed a light on this issue and eventually you expect while watching such a movie, that feeling will come over you that resembles that of the addict while he's trying to make a profit at the gambling table. That intense feeling in your abdomen when you are about to win a substantial amount of money, the tension, the relief and the gnawing anger when things aren't going as they should. And I didn't have that feeling at all while watching "The Gambler". In the end I looked at it in the same way as Jim Bennett (Mark Wahlberg) : indifferent...

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