Runner Runner

Runner Runner
Runner Runner
  • R
  • 1h 32m
  • 2013
Rotten8%
Common Sense Media Iconage 17+
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When Princeton grad student Richie Furst (Justin Timberlake) believes he’s been swindled by an online poker site, he heads to Costa Rica to confront gambling tycoon Ivan Block (Ben Affleck), the man he thinks is responsible. But Richie will soon face the ultimate power play as he finds himself caught between Block’s promises of unlimited wealth and the zealous FBI agent trying to bring him down.

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Rotten8%
Critics Consensus: It has an impressive cast and an intriguing premise, but Runner Runner wastes them on a bland, haphazardly assembled thriller with very little payoff.
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Common Sense Says
Don't bet on dumb gambling thriller; some language, sex.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Runner Runner is a thriller starring Justin Timberlake and Ben Affleck that takes place in the world of online gambling. There are some violent images, such as characters being chased, abducted, and beaten up, as well as a character being fed to crocodiles (not much blood is shown). Women are scantily clad throughout and treated as sex objects; viewers briefly see a fairly graphic sex tape on a TV screen, and the main character and the female lead kiss passionately in one shot (the implication is that it's foreplay). Language is very strong, with multiple uses of "f--k," as well as "s--t" and "p---y." Consumerism is celebrated, with lots of money spent; characters are often seen drinking beer (or harder drinks) at parties or other celebrations, with no consequences. Timberlake might attract some teen fans to this movie, but word of mouth might just as quickly turn them off.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Thriller
  • Release Date:October 4, 2013
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English, Spanish
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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