Rounders Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 1484

Average Rating: 2.9/4

# of Ratings: 169

Theatrical Release Date: 09/11/1998

Language: English

Genre: Drama, Crime

MPAA Rating: R

Director: John Dahl

Actors: Matt Damon, Edward Norton, John Turturro, Gretchen Mol, Ray Iannicelli, Famke Janssen

Plot: A couple of high-stakes poker players get into a mess with the Russian KGB and have to repay a debt.

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Rating of
2.5/4

Indyfreak - wrote on 10/04/2018

Absurd if still entertaining story about two card sharps (Damon, Norton) that run afoul of criminals. Edward Norton is really good in the role of the wild card (hehe?) but Matt Damon is stiff as the leading man. His love woes with Gretchen Mol aren't interesting. John Malkovich hams it up as a Russian gangster but he is not in the movie enough. The dialogue is rapid-fire and has some good one-liners.

Rating of
4/4

Ryan Stephen M - wrote on 06/08/2013

Rounders is the best poker movie in my opinion. I think even if you don't play poker though, it is still a really entertaining movie that anyone would enjoy. Great performances by Matt Damon and Edward Norton.

Rating of
3/4

mitchellyoung - wrote on 02/20/2012

The poker scenes are the best part - an interesting cat and mouse game of tension, bolstered by strong performances from Damon and Norton. Some of the drama outside the poker room is a little sappy, but the film brings it all together for a striking conclusion.

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Daniel Corleone
Daniel Corleone
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Rating of
3/4

Rounders review

Daniel Corleone - wrote on 12/17/2011

Mike McDermott (Matt Damon) looses a huge amount to Russian mafioso named Teddy "KGB" (John Malkovich), a skilled Oreo eating owner of an illegal poker club. Jo (Gretchen Mol) leaves Mike for catching him playing again after vowing he would stop his habit of playing cards. Knish (John Turturro) offers many advices and offers Mike a decent job. A wise and humble Petrovsky (Martin Landau) helps McDermott with his problems. Lester 'Worm' Murphy (Edward Norton) causes troubles for his his supportive and trust worthy friend.

The pace of the story, editing and acting (with then unpopular) was superb, if only the other factors like soundtrack and direction were better. Only qualms I had were the lack of a strong female character, sometimes flighty plot and a fitting conclusion of …

mdtinney
mdtinney
Movie God

Rating of
4/4

Great Poker Flick!!!

mdtinney - wrote on 08/12/2009

John Dahl (of The Last Seduction and Red Rock West fame) delivers another flick about the seedier side of life in the new character study card-shark movie Rounders. Starring Matt Damon (Good Will Hunting and SPR) and Edward Norton (chilling supporting actor nominee for Primal Fear) with a superb supporting cast including John Turturro as Kinish, John Malkovich as KBG and Martin Landau as Professor Petrovsky, Rounders follows a card shark on the "rounds" from one poker game to the next in New York's underbelly back halls and clubs. Known as a great "reader" of people, Damon (Mike McDermott) has made his money for his law school education by using his skills at the poker table. His patient girlfriend (played convincingly by Gretchen Mol) has had enough of his late night/all night rounds, …

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