- 1h 51min
- Directed by: Rupert Wyatt
- Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Jessica Lange, Brie Larson, John Goodman
- UK release: 23 January 2015
Jim (Wahlberg) is a literature professor with a gambling addiction, whose debts get him the attention of threatening bookie Frank (Goodman). Effective remake of James Toback's 1974 original with an exceptional turn from Wahlberg, although the female roles (including Lange as Jim's icy mother) are underdeveloped.
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Reviews & features
The Gambler19 Jan 2015
Modern twist on the 70s crime drama starring an impressive Mark Wahlberg
Mark Wahlberg has transcended his boy-rapper roots to become a dependable leading man but, although he's proved adept with lighter roles, he's sometimes struggled to be taken seriously. Reviving Karel Reisz’s 1974 heavyweight drama – which starred James…
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