21

Inspired by the true story of five students who changed the game forever.


21
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.

Showtimes

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Credits

Cast
Jim Sturgess, Kevin Spacey, Kate Bosworth, Aaron Yoo, Liza Lapira, Jacob Pitts, Laurence Fishburne
Director
Robert Luketic
ScreenplayPeter Steinfeld, Allan Loeb, from the book by Ben Mezrich
MusicDavid Sardy
CinematographyRussell Carpenter
EditingElliot Graham
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2008
Produced byMichael De Luca Productions, Relativity Media, Trigger Street Productions

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageIsolated and discreet
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceInfrequent and fairly strong
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsMature theme that is clearly and positively resolved.
These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.

ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
5
Violence
3
Blood / Gore / Gross
3
Guns / Weapons
2
Profanity
3
Alcohol / Drugs
5
Smoking
3
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
4
Imitative Behaviour
2
Frightening / Tense Scenes
2
Jump Scenes
0
Tense Family Scenes
2
Music (Scary/Tense)
0
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
3


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

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
BBC
Stella Papamichael quote iconOnly 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.
10
ReelViews
James Berardinelli quote iconWhen 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.
10
Rolling Stone
Peter Travers quote icon21 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.
15
ScreenIt
quote iconBetter in the first half than in the second (when things get too formulaic, predictable, and don't know when to end.
10
Metacritic.com
29 critics
10
Rottentomatoes critics
124 critics
10
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconSupplants the fascinating true story in favor of mundane melodrama.
6

What the People say

Internet
10829 Netizens quote iconWinner Winner, Chicken Dinner
14

Average .. 51%

10

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