Thursday, December 25, 2014

The Gambler starts off boring

5 second plot: Jim is a gambler (duh). But he's not very good at gambling. He gets himself in a whole lot of trouble with the wrong crowd. And what does a gambler do when he's in trouble? He sinks even deeper. Yes, sir.

5 second review: I really wasn't looking forward to watching another gambling movie. The fact that he's a professor gives the story an extra dimension, but I wasn't buying it. But then John Goodman arrives on the scene. And all of a sudden, the movie starts making sense. And Mark Wahlberg starts making sense. So, all things considered: it's not all that bad. But please John Goodman, keep your clothes on. You are really disgusting naked man.

IMDb score: 6,2/10
Our score: 6,5/10