Pharos-Tribune

October 4, 2013

Movie preview: “Runner Runner”


Rated: R for language and some sexual content.

Running time: 1 hr 31 min

Cast: Ben Affleck, Justin Timberlake, Gemma Arterton, Anthony Mackie

Plot: Princeton grad student Richie, believing he’s been swindled, travels to Costa Rica to confront online gambling tycoon Ivan Block. Richie is seduced by Block’s promise of immense wealth, until he learns the disturbing truth about his benefactor. When Richie is coerced by the FBI to help bring down Block, he faces his biggest gamble ever — outmaneuvering the two forces closing in on him.