Take a Peek at The Gambler

Take a Peek at The Gambler

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

There's another contender trying to take on Rounders in the 'best movie about gambling' stakes.

Mark Wahlberg stars in The Gambler, a remake of the 1974 film of the same name starring James Caan.

The artist formerly known as 'Marky Mark' plays a college professor who runs into trouble after getting in over his head after messing with some big, bad, high stakes boys, namely Michael Kenneth Williams (aka Omar from The Wire) and John Goodman.

Reviews from early, preview screenings have been mixed. Writing in The Playlist, critic Charlie Schmidlin described 'The Gambler' as “a flawed, well-shot throwback that feels swayed by studio interference, full of performances serving a script that limits their efforts to one-liners.”

Todd McCarthy in the Hollywood Reporter was more positive, “In nearly every scene, Wahlberg carries off the central role with what could be called determined elan.”

The film will be released in the USA on 19 December and in the UK on 23 January 2015. Take a look at the trailer below.

Tags: Movies, The Gambler, Mark Wahlberg