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Rounders

7 out of 10
Average rating 7 out of 10 based on 1 rating

Rounders
Director: John Dahl
Main parts: Matt Damon
Gretchen Mol
John Malkovich
Paul Cicero
Ray Iannicelli
John Turturro
Merwin Goldsmith
Sonny Zito
Josh Mostel
Mal Z. Lawrence
Lenny Clarke
Peter Yoshida
Jay Boryea
Lenny Venito
Martin Landau
Edward Norton
Production year: 1998
Genre: Drama
IMDB link: [LINK]
Tags:
Friendship | Gambling | Loan Shark | New York | Poker

Plot outlinie:
A young man is a reformed gambler who must return to playing big stakes poker to help a friend pay off loan sharks.

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Movie reviews for Rounders

2015-02-22  Niels Risgaard Hansen: 7 out of 10
Interesting drama and actually a good poker movie.

Despite being slightly predictable, this movie does have a good plot. You are in no way in doubt of what is going to happen, but it is well written and well acted out as well, so that does not really matter. Aside from that if you like poker (which recommendable for watching this movie), you actually get a few good tips on how to play, and also an easy walk through of the most basic parts of the game without being too detailed. Another good thing is that you actually get to see loft of good games.

In general the movie has a good cast and also a good set of characters. I like Edward Norton, and despite his character being annoying, he does a good job here. My favorite character is Knish, and Joey Turturro is perfect for the role. Malkovich is nothing less than brilliant, and his portraying of Teddy KGB is just fantastic.

This movie made me want to dig out my set of chips and invite the guys over for a poker night. A good movie.




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