Quick Movie Reviews
Indyfreak - wrote on 12/12/2019
Two gamblers different in personalities take a road trip. That’s basically it. The dramatic elements are more of a low key nature than high stakes. Ryan Reynolds and Ben Mendelsohn play ordinary people who are simply trying to elevate their position in life. The allure of gambling and its negative impact on one’s personal relationships is quietly effective.
Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 06/25/2019
The trivial facts about Iowa Ryan Reynolds' character blurts out in one scene is about as interesting as this movie gets. Moving on.
Snoogans - wrote on 12/10/2015
The premise may have you thinking this is a buddy road trip drama/comedy of sorts, but you'd be wrong. Everything here is much more subdued and organically manifests from the two main characters. Reynolds and Mendelsohn perfectly portray two different types of gamblers that confide in each other for success. Neither is a completely good or bad individual, though they've both done some terrible things as a result of gambling. We grow closer to them on this trip. There's a raw compatibility and distance between the pair that makes the latter scenes of disdain really work.