#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – 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…
Plot: Literature professor Jim Bennett leads a secret life as a high-stakes gambler. Always a risk-taker, Bennett bets it all when he borrows from a gangster and offers his own life as collateral. Staying one step ahead, he pits his creditor against the operator of an illicit gambling ring while garnering the attention of Frank, a paternalistic loan shark. As his relationship with a student deepens, Bennett must risk everything for a second chance.
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As for me, that one-time film. It is interesting, it shows a great picture but that’s all. I think that this film could be better if producer read more gold casino reviews and understand who are the true gamblers and how they think. But it is a good movie and if you don`t have what to watch in the evening you could watch that film.
Marky Mark try’na sell a watch to a stereotype made me kinda shame-laugh, and the last act was an improvement on the first two, but _The Gambler_ is not something I would recommend to, realistically, anyone at all.
_Final rating:★★ – Had some things that appeal to me, but a poor finished product._
Good attempt at going for the Oscar, Mark.
I like Walhberg as an actor, and I think he’s a good actor. This role was a different step for him. I would not have imagined Mark as a one hit wonder novelist turned lit professor from a wealthy background who seems on the road to self destruction due to his gambling habit. He’s pulling on his ability to drive a movie, and it works.
It’s good that Wahlberg’s performance was great (despite being very out of content form what we’d expected from him). The movie in itself was not really that good. I felt it acted too much like a sitcom with all our problems being fixed and wrapped up in a thirty minute format (or in this case two hours). Mark Wahlberg made you believe in how real this guy’s problems were only for the story itself to contradict that.
Mark was not alone in carrying the movie as he also had help from the always great John Goodman, who could have used a lot more time in the film, and Micheal Williams who played a great antagonist to Mark’s protagonist
For the most part, the movie was humorous and charming all thinks to the acting chops of Markie Mark. I don’t know if the academy will take notice, but we all should.
Not About Gambling
This movie is about a man who has given up hope on achieving his dreams and is trying to make his pain stop by engaging in self destructive behavior… his weapon of choice is gambling but he is not a gambler. He says so multiple times. I have read the many negative reviews of this movie and I think people are really just missing the point. He wants a real love and something real to do every day and if he achieve anything beyond mediocrity then he would rather be dead. People who can relate with that sentiment will love this movie but perhaps no one else. If you enjoy a movie that makes you think a little and go beyond what’s on the surface. The movie is not about gambling… it is about finding inspiration and hope.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 51 min (111 min)
Genre Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director Rupert Wyatt
Writer William Monahan (screenplay), James Toback
Actors Mark Wahlberg, George Kennedy, Griffin Cleveland, Jessica Lange
Awards 1 win & 3 nominations.
Production Company Chartoff Winkler, Leverage, Closest to the Hole
Sound Mix Datasat, Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Arri Alexa XT, Panavision C- and E-Series Lenses
Laboratory EFilm (digital intermediate)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format Codex ARRIRAW (2.8K)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Panavision (anamorphic) (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm, D-Cinema