• 2008
  • US
  • 2h 3min
  • 12A

Spacey plays a professor who teaches six MIT students to card count in this heavy-handed, unfaithful adaptation of Ben Mazrich's book, which was based on the gambling exploits of card shark Jeffrey Ma. This is filmmaking by numbers and it's not a winning formula.

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