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Ben Affleck, Gemma Arterton, Justin Timberlake, Anthony Mackie, Sam Palladio, David Costabile, Ben Schwartz, Oliver Cooper, Louis Lombardi

Richie Furst (Justin Timberlake) is a Princeton student with no money to pay his tuition, so he figures a plan to win in on-line poker. But when he figures out that the off shore team that runs the site is cheating, he sets out to find the owner, hot shot Ivan Block (Ben Affleck) in Costa Rica. But when Ivan offers him a job Richie has to think about the desire for an enormous amount of money and contrast that with Ivan and whether or not he can be trusted. This is a high energy crime drama.

I was somewhat disappointed in this movie. I have seen both Ben and Justin in some really exciting movies. This one just couldn’t grab my attention. It has exotic locations, and ought to be a decent film, but it fell short in a lot of ways. Some of it is just not that believable, and a couple of characters really didn’t cut it including a (fake?) FBI guy Agent Shavers (Anthony Mackie) that I just thought was awful. The whole thing just dragged out, and though the end was fairly decent, it just took so long to get there that I didn’t really care which way Richie played it. I just wanted it to end. I just didn’t feel there was enough going on here to keep my interest, and I don’t recommend this one very highly. After seeing the film, I can see why it did not catch on in the theaters, as this was just not good enough for the lead characters that were in it. Skip this one.

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