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Excellent 4 Stars
Good 3 Stars
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Tragic 1 Star

FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Ben Affleck
Justin Timberlake
Gemma Arterton
Oliver Cooper
Sam Pallido
Anthony Mackie
Directors
Brad Furman
Screenwriters
Brian Koppelman
David Levien
Running Time
91 minutes

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Plot
Losing all his money to an online poker scam, Richie Furst (Timberlake) hotfoots it to Costa Rica to confront the gambling site’s mysterious, mega-rich honcho Ivan Block (Affleck), who surprises him with an offer he can’t refuse. Soon enough he’s ‘gambling’ with his life.


Verdict
However exotic the locations and starry the stars, there’s no escaping this is The Devil’s Advocate of online gambling. Fold.


Reviewed by Ian Nathan

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