Rated R · 101 min. · 2015

Drama, Suspense/Thriller

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

This isn’t Leaving Las Vegas with playing cards replacing the booze bottles – which is fine since the film is content operating as a tightly wound drama about a man with self-destructive impulses. »

Official Site: www.TheGamblerMovie.com
Director: Rupert Wyatt
Writer: William Monahan
Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Brie Larson, Jessica Lange, John Goodman and Sonya Walger

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