Watch: 21 2008 123movies, Full Movie Online – Ben Campbell is a young, highly intelligent, student at M.I.T. in Boston who strives to succeed. Wanting a scholarship to transfer to Harvard School of Medicine with the desire to become a doctor, Ben learns that he cannot afford the $300,000 for the four to five years of schooling as he comes from a poor, working-class background. But one evening, Ben is introduced by his unorthodox math professor Micky Rosa into a small but secretive club of five. Students Jill, Choi, Kianna, and Fisher, who are being trained by Professor Rosa of the skill of card counting at blackjack. Intrigued by the desire to make money, Ben joins his new friends on secret weekend trips to Las Vegas where, using their skills of code talk and hand signals, they have Ben make hundreds of thousands of dollars in winning blackjack at casino after casino. Ben only wants to make enough money for the tuition to Harvard and then back out. But as fellow card counter, Jill Taylor, predicts, Ben becomes corrupted by greed and his arrogance at winning which lets his feelings get in the way, and it also puts Professor Rosa, as well as the group, on the radar of a brutal casino security enforcer, named Cole Williams, who holds a personal grudge of some kind against Rosa which threatens to undo everything the students have learned and earned..
Plot: Ben Campbell is a young, highly intelligent, student at M.I.T. in Boston who strives to succeed. Wanting a scholarship to transfer to Harvard School of Medicine with the desire to become a doctor, Ben learns that he cannot afford the $300,000 for the four to five years of schooling as he comes from a poor, working-class background. But one evening, Ben is introduced by his unorthodox math professor Micky Rosa into a small but secretive club of five. Students Jill, Choi, Kianna, and Fisher, who are being trained by Professor Rosa of the skill of card counting at blackjack.
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21 Leaves out Elements of the Book, Adds New Excitement
After Reading Ben Mezrich’s “Bringing Down the House”, upon which this movie is based, I was excited to the movie. I am usually let down by movies that are based on books, but that was not the case this time.
Although there were a handful of cliché parts of the movie, all in all it was excellently done. The visual effects were well done, and the acting on the part of Jim Sturgess, Kevin Spacey, and Kate Bosworth, was exemplary. Some people may criticize Spacey for his ‘gusto’, but I believe his portrayal of Mickey was stellar.
The movie had suspense, a solid plot line, scattered funny scenes, and a good ending. The people I went with, none of whom had read the book, found it an even better movie than I did. If you like the movie enough, I recommend reading the book for a more complete story.
Nothing funny, nothing sensational, nothing joyful; perhaps a little interesting
Worth to watch for spectacular views from Las Vegas, the movie 21 starts with a “Maverick”ish gambler movie opening. Though, this movie is not even half good as Maverick. We initially see how Jack and Ace forms a lovely couple. Then we meet our leading actor Ben something, the singing frog of the movie “Across the Universe”, as a very sharp-witted campus kid trying to persuade the dean of the Harvard Medical School to access student scholarships.
A gambler gang of campus kids leading by Kevin Spacey drives Ben and the others’ -including Kate Bosworth as another campus kid- minds over gambling in Las Vegas by means of proved mathematical methods of counting cards. Ben, who must have swallowed a calculator, becomes the smartest one of all. We are witnessing our campus kids how actually they gamble with cheating over cards at a casino. Best thing of the casino scenes are the chance of getting know how the backstage of security cams goes. There are a bunch of technicians trying to catch whoever does cheating on the games.
The actual happenings of the story is hidden behind the script. Accordingly, it forces us to undone the knots. Yet regrettably, the search for straightening the story is just getting boring and boring until the end starts to occur, while leaving mentioned questions unanswered.
Thankfully at the final, knots are getting undone. For five minutes long, while Rolling Stones-You Can’t Always Get What You Want is playing, we see how the life takes on shape for each character. Then we end up at where we started; back on the faculty dean’s room, Ben is still talking to the dean. Whole movie has passed in this room, we realize. The dean looks persuaded by Ben for his scholarship.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 3 min (123 min)
Genre Crime, Drama, History
Director Robert Luketic
Writer Peter Steinfeld, Allan Loeb, Ben Mezrich
Actors Jim Sturgess, Kate Bosworth, Kevin Spacey
Country United States
Awards 1 win & 5 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Arriflex 435, Panavision Primo Lenses, Panavision Genesis HD Camera, Panavision Primo Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA (prints), Technicolor Digital Intermediates, Los Angeles (CA), USA (digital intermediate)
Film Length 3,239 m (Portugal, 35 mm), 3,354 m (Sweden)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision2 500T 5218), Video (HD)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), HDCAM SR (1080p/24) (source format), Super 35 (source format) (some shots)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic) (Kodak Vision 2383), D-Cinema