Inspired by the true story of five students who changed the game forever.
Jim Sturgess, Kevin Spacey, Kate Bosworth, Aaron Yoo, Liza Lapira, Jacob Pitts, Laurence Fishburne
|Screenplay||Peter Steinfeld, Allan Loeb, from the book by Ben Mezrich|
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS|
|Produced by||Michael De Luca Productions, Relativity Media, Trigger Street Productions|
|Language||Isolated and discreet|
|Violence||Infrequent and fairly strong|
|Comments||Mature theme that is clearly and positively resolved.|
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|Sex / Nudity
||Blood / Gore / Gross
|Guns / Weapons
||Alcohol / Drugs
||Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
|Frightening / Tense Scenes
||Tense Family Scenes
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What the Critics say
|Cape Argus / The Star|
Nils van der Linden
Stella Papamichael Only human error can break the winning streak and, like the cocky students, director Robert Luketic occasionally gets carried away by the action. Still, this is worth a look.
James Berardinelli When it comes to the other two heist movies currently playing in theaters, The Bank Job and Flawless, the only advantage one could attribute to 21 is the youth of its cast. When judged on the basis of story, excitement, surprises, and character development, 21 comes in a distant third.
Peter Travers 21 drags itself to a climax that puts credulity in splints. So what? In a multiplex of dumb-luck hits, it's a kick to watch Spacey and a gifted young cast use smarts to deal audiences a winning hand.
Better in the first half than in the second (when things get too formulaic, predictable, and don't know when to end.
Tomatometer Supplants the fascinating true story in favor of mundane melodrama.
What the People say
10829 Netizens Winner Winner, Chicken Dinner
Average .. 51%