Metacritic Movie Ratings
Runner Runner Reviews

2.0

36

out of 100

Metascore®
Generally unfavorable reviews
Based on a weighted average of all critic review scores.

A sample of reviews from critics across the country.

  • 50

    out of 100

    USA TodayClaudia Puig

    One of the film's biggest problems is that Richie is an unsympathetic and rather dim character. The badly drawn role does the likable Timberlake no favors.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    ReelViewsJames Berardinelli

    Various subplots are given short shrift and the whole thing feels more like a Cliff's Notes version of a longer piece than an actual finished motion picture.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-TimesRichard Roeper

    After an intriguing setup, “Runner Runner” devolves into a by-the-books thriller.

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  • 40

    out of 100

    VarietyAndrew Barker

    Runner Runner’s appeal increases dramatically whenever Affleck enters the frame.

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  • 30

    out of 100

    The Hollywood ReporterTodd McCarthy

    What's actually up onscreen in this vaguely ambitious but tawdry melodrama falls into an in-between no-man's-land that endows it with no distinction whatsoever, a work lacking both style and insight into the netherworld it seeks to reveal.

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