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Year
1998
Runtime
121 min.
Director
John Dahl
Genres
Crime, Drama
Rating *
7.3
Votes *
128,981
Checks
8,413
Favs
404
Dislikes
48
Favs/checks
4.8% (1:21)
Favs/dislikes
8:1
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  1. RoastMutton10's avatar

    RoastMutton10

    Needed more Norton. 8 years 2 months ago
  2. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    Rounders is an immersive poker film that though highly entertaining, may not ever be a favorite of Gamblers Anonymous (it shows both sides, but it's still fairly glamorous). Part of the charm is the super-solid cast which includes Matt Damon, Edward Norton, John Turturo, Famke Janssen, Gretchen Mol, John Malkovich (who steals the show), and Martin Landau. It's a pretty cheap review to just list the talent involved, but I think it sort of does the job. There's not a bad apple in the bunch. Damon's character keeps getting pulled into poker games, for which he has a lot of talent, often by his sleazy friend "Worm" (Norton), leading into what would be a comedy of errors if the stakes weren't so high. There's a bit too much narration for me up front, but I like the film like I like the best procedurals. It feels authentic, part and parcel because the characters use a very specific (and potentially opaque) vernacular, and you only make sense of the important poker games because both narration and scenes prepared you for them. A strong film in the mold of The Hustler, though I worry it sends out a mixed message. 4 years ago
  3. danisanna's avatar

    danisanna

    Matt Damon and Edward Norton ... good combo. 4 years 10 months ago
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