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IMDB Rating : 6.1
IMDB Votes : 12,290
User Reviews : 82
Movie Rated : R
Date Released : 25 December 2014
Run Time : 111 min
Movie Genre : Crime, Drama, Thriller
Movie Director : Rupert Wyatt
Movie Writer : William Monahan, James Toback
Movie Stars : Mark Wahlberg, Jessica Lange, John Goodman, Brie Larson
The Gambler Jim Bennett is a risk taker. Both an English professor and a high-stakes gambler, Bennett bets it all when he borrows from a gangster and offers his own life as collateral. Always one step ahead, Bennett pits his creditor against the operator of a gambling ring and leaves his dysfunctional relationship with his wealthy mother in his wake. He plays both sides, immersing himself in an illicit, underground world while garnering the attention of Frank, a loan shark with a paternal interest in Bennett’s future. As his relationship with a student deepens, Bennett must take the ultimate risk for a second chance…
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Review The Gambler :
A movie about not knowing how to bet, also not knowing the value of money.. or what debt means.
A depressed guy with Aspergers makes terrible decisions then decides to go for a very long run. After of course making his mother cry for no apparent reason when she helps him. Also after being coddled by the mob(more than one actually) into acquiring debt with them being the wrong thing to do. After wasting all the money during an obvious autistic episode where he goes on to waste hundreds of thousands of dollars in a few hours at a casino. He decides he should go back to the evil people he knows he owes money to unarmed to ask for more money and somehow almost convinces them without saying a word other than "give me more money now". Oh yeah all this happens while some hot student in his class falls in love with how "gentle" he is as a person etc.