Academy Award(R) winner Matt Damon (GOOD WILL HUNTING, Best Original Screenplay, 1997; THE BOURNE SUPREMACY) and Edward Norton (THE ITALIAN JOB) star in this story of passion, risk, and the extreme price of friendship! After losing a high-stakes card game, Mike (Damon) gives up gambling for law school and a fresh start with his girlfriend (Gretchen Mol -- CRADLE WILL ROCK). But then his best buddy (Norton) gets out of prison and in over his head with a ruthless card shark (John Malkovich -- BEING JOHN MALKOVICH). From there, Mike's strong sense of loyalty –- and the lure of the game -– draw him back to the tables in a game he cannot afford to lose! Also starring John Turturro (O BROTHER, WHERE ARE THOU?) and Oscar(R) winner Martin Landau (ED WOOD, Best Supporting Actor, 1994).

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Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
71 Ratings
71 Ratings

65% TOMATOMETER

  • Average 6.2/10
  • Fresh 52
  • Rotten 28

Critics Consensus: Richly atmospheric and colorful performances contributed to the movie's entertainment value.

16+ COMMON SENSE

Frequent profanity, some violence in '90s noir movie.

Information

Studio
Lionsgate
Genre
Drama
Released
Copyright
© Miramax

Languages

Primary
English (Stereo, Dolby 5.1)
Additional
Portuguese (Subtitles), Spanish (Subtitles, Stereo), Traditional Chinese (Subtitles)

Accessibility

CC
Closed captions refer to subtitles in the available language with addition of relevant nondialogue information.

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