Inspired by the true story of five students who changed the game forever.
Loosely based on a true story, this is the tale of how a group of smart MIT students, coached by a statistics lecturer, took on and beat the casinos as blackjack. They used a technique known as ''card counting'', which, while not illegal, is enough to get you thrown out of a casino when detected. A sideline story revolves around one of the smartest guys, and his romance with the hottest babe on campus, who also happened to be on the card-counting team.
120 minutes , No persons under 13 (Violence) Drama.
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Jim Sturgess, Kevin Spacey, Kate Bosworth, Aaron Yoo, Liza Lapira, Jacob Pitts, Laurence Fishburne
Robert Luketic Screenplay Peter Steinfeld, Allan Loeb, from the book by Ben Mezrich Music David Sardy Cinematography Russell Carpenter Editing Elliot Graham Sound formats Dolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS Soundtrack Not available
Made in 2008
Produced by Michael De Luca Productions, Relativity Media, Trigger Street Productions
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FPB Report (SA)
Language Isolated and discreet
Violence Infrequent and fairly strong
Drug abuse None
Comments Mature theme that is clearly and positively resolved.
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ScreenIt Report (USA)
Sex / Nudity Violence Blood / Gore / Gross Guns / Weapons Profanity Alcohol / Drugs Smoking Disrespectful / Bad Attitude Imitative Behaviour Frightening / Tense Scenes Jump Scenes Tense Family Scenes Music (Scary/Tense) Music (Inappropriate) Topics to talk about
Scale (Max) 20 South African Media
Cape Argus/The Star Theresa Smith 10
Cape Times Michael Phillips 5
iAfrica.com Nils van der Linden 10
The Citizen Annette Bayne 14
Sunday Times Barry Ronge 10
24.com Megan Kakora 10 International Media
BBC (UK) Stella Papamichael 10
ReelViews (USA) James Berardinelli 10
Rolling Stone (US) Peter Travers 15
ScreenIt (USA) 10
Metacritic.com 29 critics 10
RottenTomatoes.com 124 critics 10
RottenTomatoes.com Tomatometer 6
Internet (IMDB) 10829 Netizens 14
Average .. 51% 10
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