Rounders. A Rounder 'A dissolute or rakish person' Webster's Dictionary or 'A Hustler'. /db_data/movies/rounders/scen/l/ki_mikerlewis.com Rounders - der Film - Inhalt, Bilder, Kritik, Trailer, Kinostart-Termine und Bewertung | mikerlewis.com Great movie 1 of my favorite films, especially all the actors portrayed before they broke out big. If your a serious poker player like me u need to see rounders.
ROUNDERS MOVIE RECAP – The Greatest Poker Movie of All Timewieder ein sehr interessantes Video zusammengestellt. Dieses Mal befasst man sich mit dem wohl besten Pokerfilm aller Zeiten, "Rounders". "Mike McDermott (Matt Damon) ist ein begnadeter Pokerspieler, doch er verliert bei einem Spiel gegen den russischen Mafioso Teddy KGB einen Großteil. Mike McDurmont will seinem alten Leben als Glücksspieler den Rücken kehren. Als aber als sein bester Freund Worm aus dem Gefängnis freikommt, schließen sich die beiden erneut zusammen. Bald finden sich die Pokerkumpanen zwischen den Fronten.
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John Dahl directed this exploration of New York private clubs devoted to high-stakes poker, with first-person narration from the film's central figure, law student Mike McDermott Matt Damon , who loses his entire savings to Russian club owner Teddy KGB John Malkovich.
Mike then turns away from cards, devoting his attentions to his law studies and his live-in girlfriend Jo Gretchen Mol , who's concerned when Mike's former gambling buddy Worm Edward Norton is released from prison.
She has good reason to worry, since it takes Worm only a matter of minutes to draw Mike back into poker action. When she learns Mike has returned to the poker clubs, she moves out, and Mike begins to lose interest in his studies.
Worm has a prison debt, and the threatening Grama Michael Rispoli wants the money. Mike not only indulges the irresponsible Worm, he gets involved in Worm's debts.
Rounders A charming idea, almost romanticized: if you are young, clever, good looking, and savvy at playing poker you can be ultra cool and maybe even wealthy.
That makes for a pretty good movie, if not a very accurate reality. It isn't quite enough to keep two hours going, however, and so the big picture here is to enjoy what it has.
A quick comparison might be made to "The Hustler" and related pool shark movies. And like that classic, "Rounders" is about charming deceit.
Matt Damon is the main man here, an ex-poker champ who has "gone straight" until his former partner in crime, Ed Norton, gets out of jail and ropes him back into the thrills and malevolence.
Like the pool movies, and like the glitzier and more ambitious "Oceans" movies, personalities matter most. The setting, the glint of money, and most of all the plots matter less than you'd think.
So everything is pretty good along those lines, partly because Damon is fun to be with and Norton is simply terrific. An embarrassing appearance in the beginning and end of the movie by an overacting John Malkovich gets in the way of Damon's performance, however.
This is the result of having to make more of the story that was ever there. The main idea--that the two leads get into money trouble and have to earn a ton of cash in a few days of wild poker games--is eventually actually a bit of a bore.
The gamesmanship is always interesting, of course, but the impetus behind it grows old. The addition of Martin Landau as a Jewish lawyer who gives Damon a mitzvah as a kind of honor paid to continue a favor once given him is a touching part of the larger plot, making you wish there was more of this somehow, more of something genuine and a bit different.
It might not have helped that I recently saw "Croupier" with a young Clive Owen as a poker dealer, because that movie, whatever its simplicity and other limitations, actually made the poker scenes more real for me.
In fact, one problem with "Rounders" is you never get to actually sense the betting itself, and the cards--the playing and the strategies of playing--are glossed over with some tossing of chips and flipping of cards, all in a vague muddle.
I did enjoy watching overall, but it left me a little disappointed and restless. No need to waste time endlessly browsing—here's the entire lineup of new movies and TV shows streaming on Netflix this month.
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Norton's performance never really goes anywhere, but that's okay, since the story is just an excuse to lead the characters from one poker table to the next.
Peter Travers, in his review for Rolling Stone said of John Malkovich's performance: "Of course, no one could guess the extent to which Malkovich is now capable of chewing scenery.
He surpasses even his eyeballrolling as Cyrus the Virus in Con Air. Munching Oreo cookies, splashing the pot with chips a poker no-no and speaking with a Russian accent that defies deciphering "Ho-kay, Meester sum of a beech" , Malkovich soars so far over the top, he's passing Pluto.
We might believe he can play cards, but we don't believe he needs to do it, in the way, say, that the year-old Mozart needed to write symphonies.
He's not consumed with genius. He's a nice guy with a skill. Despite an unremarkable theatrical release, Rounders has a following, particularly among poker enthusiasts.
There are pro poker players who credit the film for getting them into the game. Vanessa Rousso has said of the film's influence: "There have been lots of movies that have included poker, but only Rounders really captures the energy and tension in the game.
And that's why it stands as the best poker movie ever made. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article is about the poker film.
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View All Critic Reviews Oct 23, Brilliant film about the underworld of high stakes poker. Director's John Dahl's effective direction is what keeps you interested and the tone of the film that of a film noir, which adds so much to the film's atmosphere.
The cast are wonderful in their parts, and the plot is very engaging, thrilling from start to finish. Edward Norton and Matt Damon are terrific here, and they both have intense on-screen chemistry.
Rounders is a must see for poker fans, and with a well crafted script, great acting and a memorable cast of talented actor that star alongside Norton and Damon, this is an accomplished film that will leave you wanting to see it again and again.
If you enjoy a thrilling story with effective direction and a great cast, this film is for you. Rounders reminded me of the Mars Callahan film Pool hall Junkies, but this was a much better acted film with a more developed plot.
Enjoyable if you're a fan of poker and to the common film goers looking for a terrific flick that is sure to electrify the viewer. Well crafted from beginning to end, Rounders is a wild ride and even if it lacks in some areas, there's enough good elements at work on-screen that make the film overcome its flaws and with an effective pacing set by director John Dahl, this is a well executed hustler flick that is very cool to watch.
With a great script and wonderful acting, Rounders is a film that you won't soon forget. Thrilling from the first frame onwards, Dahl's film delivers, and is never dull and highly entertaining.
If you enjoy these types of films, definitely give it a shot, you won't be disappointed. Alex r Super Reviewer. Jul 27, Now everyone seems to have caught it and it has fallen into the realm of being overrated.
It wasn't bad but it isn't great. John B Super Reviewer. Jun 14, Really good. I hadn't even really heard of this film aside from the name once or twice, but just decided to watch it one day out of boredom, which ended up being a great decision.
Great cast, and storyline. Check this film out. Stephen S Super Reviewer. Nov 29, It may have its flaws, but "Rounders" is by far one of the most entertaining films I've ever had to sit through.
From the wonderful, genuine performances of its actors to the clever, snappy dialogue of its script, "Rounders" is well-made all around, and it's so perfectly paced that not once did I find myself checking the time.
The film has its problems, and I'm not a huge fan of the ending, but I greatly enjoyed myself while watching it.Mike McDurmont will seinem alten Leben als Glücksspieler den Rücken kehren. Als aber als sein bester Freund Worm aus dem Gefängnis freikommt, schließen sich die beiden erneut zusammen. Bald finden sich die Pokerkumpanen zwischen den Fronten. Rounders ist ein US-amerikanischer Spielfilm von John Dahl aus dem Jahr Der Film kam Rounders in der Internet Movie Database (englisch). Rounders. Rounders - der Film - Inhalt, Bilder, Kritik, Trailer, Kinostart-Termine und Bewertung | mikerlewis.com Rounders. ()1 Std. 55 MinX-Ray Nachdem er seine gesamten Ersparnisse an den It a movie I watch regularly and highly recommend. Well crafted from beginning to end, Rounders is a wild ride and even if it lacks in some areas, there's enough good elements at work on-screen that make the film overcome its flaws and with an effective pacing set by director John Dahl, this is a well executed Ksi Vs Logan Paul Live flick that is very cool to watch. Chicago Sun-Times. Plot Sanline. Create your account Already have an account?