|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Martin Landau, John Turturro, Matt Damon, Famke Janssen, Gretchen Mol, Edward Norton, John Malkovich|
|Run time:||1 hour 56 minutes|
|Rental release:||07 Jan 2002|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English|
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A full house on the poker hand scale of filmsBy BafflingPrion from Cardiff , 28 Feb 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]There are two schools of thought when it comes to poker. There are those who think of it as a game of skill and mathematical probability. There are those who see it as a seedy game where all can be lost on the whimsy of lady luck. But, as Matt Damons character in the film says Poker isnt luck. So if you want to learn something about the most widely played game on the Internet, watch this!
When Rounders was first released, I wasnt into poker and I still enjoyed it. Now that I am I have revisited it and found it to be informative and entertaining. Damon makes a token attempt to explain the rules of the game at the start of the film but I believe this film can be enjoyed even if you dont know the difference between a nut flush and an open-ended straight draw. The directing is tight to quote a poker phrase and the showdowns are tense and gripping. Edward Norton is superb as Damons loser friend and gets all the great lines. My major gripe with the film is John Malkovichs unconvincing Russian accent. Geeeeve zis mein hees marnie just doesnt work for me. There are lots of Hollywood clichés but overall this is about as good a film on poker as you will get.
While this is by no means a Royal Flush of a film, it is still a high hand and definitely worth calling a bet with.
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Rubbish, rubbishBy zambamoto (3 reviews) , 20 Oct 2013Appalling piece of profane junk. Led into it by the Bourne trilogy - bad mistake. Cant find 20 words to say about this.
Definitely For Poker FreaksBy Cato (772 reviews) from Lydbury North , 19 Apr 2013Well made film which could have been produced at any time during the last sixty years (apart from the language), with a story that was pretty obvious right from the beginning. The fact that I have no interest in poker was probably a factor in my apathetic response, but there was very little thrill factor in a film in which you always suspected the outcome. More fool me for choosing it I hear you say.
For the lovers of poker?By vicboy (55 reviews) , 01 Apr 2013If you like gambling/Las Vegas. You will enjoy this,it's about cards,Texas Holden with a big bite and a lot of tension. Matt Damon & Edward Norton had nail biting roles, one to rent!
Average DramaBy GaryI (785 reviews) from March, Cambs , 17 Nov 2012A tale of 2 brothers who are expert poker players, but one prefers cheating and gets the pair into debt with bad guys. You can guess the end, it's all very predictable and goes on to long.
Its well done with a good cast but just average by the end.
anyone for cards????????..........By haylesbaylespigstales (177 reviews) from Fleetwood , 05 Oct 2012Really enjoyed this film, I just love Edward Norton & Matt Damon together, they bounced each other well & their characters very believable - actually felt sorry for both of them as they were victims of their own addiction.
Damon was really good in this role - can't stand him when he plays someone 'wet'.
Ed Norton.............doesn't make a bad film does he?