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21 2008

"21" is the fact-based story about six MIT students who were trained to become experts in card counting and subsequently took Vegas casinos for millions in winnings...

Release Date:
March 28, 2008
Duration:
123 min
Director:
Robert Luketic ...
Cast:
Kate Bosworth, Kevin Spacey, Spencer Garrett, Jim Sturgess, Alice Lo, Jack McGee, Aaron Yoo, Jack Gilpin, Laurence Fishburne, Bob Pepper, Chris Palermo, Christopher Jude, Liza Lapira, Jacob Pitts, Josh Gad, Sam Golzari, Helen Carey, Donna Lows, Butch Williams, Ben Campbell, Frank Patton, Steven Richard Vezina, Chaska T. Werner, Kyle Morris, Ernell Manabat, Frank DeAngelo, Marcus Weiss, Anthony DiMaria, Christopher Michael Holley, Scott Clark Beringer, Terasa Livingstone, Jeffrey J. Dashnaw, Colin Angle, Supriya Chakrabarti, Bradley Thoennes, Kieu Chinh, Sally Levi, Henry Houh, Frank Chen, Celeste Oliva, Tom McGowan, Ruby Hondros, Christian Mello, Gregory Seymore, Shaun Aponik, Dale Appel, Finise Avery, Ellen Becker-Gray, Fethi Bendida, Michael Bennett, Chad Boldini, Patrick Canty, Fritz Ceriales, Desiree April Connolly, Jeffrey Corazzini, Ramses Del Hierro Ericstam, Will Dragan, Benjamin Fisher, Steve Flynn, Tom Gilligan, Trudi Goodman, Harley Harrison, Ty Izquierdo, Seba Johnson, Lyralen Kaye, Crystal Lisbon, Robert Masiello, Alexandra McDougall, Josh Mervis, Ron Murphy, Giovanni Pantaleo, Americo Presciutti, Eric Rollins, Ben Samuels, Rocky Self, Jessi Shuttleworth, Billy Silvia, Joe Sobalo Jr., John Wayland Somers, Stream, A.J. Sullivan, Christopher Tranchina, Donald Warnock, Mike Wendt, Kris Williams, Henry Fleming Wood, Eric Bruno Borgman, Chemi Che-Mponda, Rebecca Marshall, Victor Franko, David Pachucki, Michael Coryer, Katie Curley, Emma Vee, Amanda Warnock ...
Genres:
Drama, Crime ...
Country:
USA

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i love you jim sturgess!!!

great movie

i got to go to a early sceening and it is a great movie with a big twist at the end
I really wanted to like this movie. There were some nice scenes of Boston & Las Vegas, I enjoy playing blackjack at the casinos and it looked like an interesting cast.

Unfortunately, there were just too many holes and predictable plot lines to make it pay off. Won't go into details here, but for a group of supposedly brilliant people whose basic principle was to stay "under the radar", they did some incredibly stupid things that screamed "Here I am". Even the final "twist" wasn't worth the trouble.

Oh, well, at least I got to see it on a free preview so I didn't waste much money on it.
The Card playing action was overall good however the movie was much to long and drawn out. To many storylines were going on at the same time alittle bit of a cluster if you ask me! Would recommend seeing it when it comes out on video dont waste your money at the theater!
Really good movie. Jim Sturgess is absolutely mesmorizing. Vegas is awesome, the movie is fast-paces and exciting. A great night out at the movies.:fresh:
21: Warning to eggheads that losers come in all IQ's.

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Loosely based on (actually "inspired by") Ben Mezrich's non-fiction bestseller, Bringing Down the House: The Inside Story of Six MIT Students Who Took Vegas for Millions, 21 is an underwritten, clich
An entertaining movie based on a very interesting and true story.
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Syd Field, acknowledged script guru, highly recommends keeping an even pace and when in doubt, providing the happy ending for the typical three act drama. Not bad advise, but writer Peter Steinfield may have sugar-coated those rules too heavily when he penned 21. This tale is so predictable, when the scenes unfold, it's akin to watching a summer rerun. The key dramatic scene introducing the final reel is absurd. The unification of the blackjack team is based on a single dialogue, fraught with plot loopholes. It just makes the entire affair a collection of nonsense.



KEY SCENES TO LOOK FOR:

1. THE BAR SCENE WITH THE BEER



21 is based on a true story about a group of MIT students who devised a system of card-counting to better the blackjack tables in Las Vegas. Kevin Spacey stars as Micky Rosa, the college professor instructing the group who once ripped off a Vegas casino for seven figures. Laurence Fishburne is Cole Williams, head of casino security who has a special warm spot in his heart for Rosa. The cadre of kids running the scam includes James Sturgess and Kate Bosworth. Any acting credibility in this oeuvre comes from the two vets. The youngsters look bored, as if they are text messaging their lines. Remember when stars were chosen because they looked good and had talent? Now it seems the criteria have been halved.



21 is a cute story, meant to cash in (pardon the obvious pun) on the popularity of card game shows. This film, however, is just not big screen fare. Better to wait for Netflix or pay-per-view, rather than spending theatre prices for what is essentially TV fodder.





THE RATING FOR 21 = D

BFCA RATING = 4/10