The Gambler summary and reviews

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The Gambler (2014) Movie Summary

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  • 2014

Jim Bennett--English professor by day, high-stakes gambler by night--bets it all when he borrows from a gangster and offers his own life as collateral. Bennett enters an illicit, underground world and takes the ultimate risk for a second chance.

The Gambler Film Synopsis

Literature professor Jim Bennett leads a secret life as a high-stakes gambler. Always a risk-taker, Bennett bets it all when he borrows from a gangster and offers his own life as collateral. Staying one step ahead, he pits his creditor against the operator of an illicit gambling ring while garnering the attention of Frank, a paternalistic loan shark. As his relationship with a student deepens, Bennett must risk everything for a second chance.

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Worth a rental ...Not sure I trust the Rotten Tomatoes rating becuase this is a decent flick. Not great, but certainly worth a rental. Characters are well developed, no obvious plot-holes other than the flood of the house (a dream?). Realistic enough to be believable. Good cast of characters, good performance by Wahlberg. The "tennis star" guy was pretty weak in the role, totally not believable. Other than that, though, it's decent. Definitely better than average..Score: 4/5

Boring crime dramaNot what I expected.Score: 1/5

BorrrriinggI love slow burn films, but this was pretty awful. Love this premise but the execution was sub par...which is a shame because of the all star cast it boasts. Just bad.Score: 2/5

A Slick, Slow-BurnThere aren’t many films that I’ve seen recently that warrant a second viewing. By the time the credits rolled, I had already (for the most part) decided my thoughts and felt I had fully grasped the movie as a whole. And though I may watch it again for pleasure, I don’t necessarily need to. So, I was quite surprised when I felt the need to re-watch “The Gambler”. I had seen flickers of greatness and wasn’t sure whether or not it was just in my head, or if every single critic that had bashed the movie was dead wrong. And for those reasons alone, I decided to give it another whirl. The second time confirmed my already established thoughts and much more. Trust me, this is not your average thriller (if it even falls under that category). At the center of the film is Mark Wahlberg’s character, who is the ‘Houdini’ (as one calls him) of gambling. He pulls things out of thin air and manages to win just about every time. But, the catch is, he doesn’t know when to stop. Hence the title. It’s a man’s struggle with debt, loved-ones, and his own reason for living. By day he’s a philosophizing English professor and by night a ferocious gambler. All of this is a distraction to him. To what, is fair-game to the audience. It’s slick filmmaking above all, but it’s even more than that, with an assured style that usually comes with an experienced director. However, I’m thinking it’s more to the writer’s credit in this case (who also brilliantly wrote “The Departed”). The most entertaining moments consist of the back-and-forth between Wahlberg and John Goodman’s character, who plays one of the many gangsters our protagonist’s involved with. What surprised me - and pleased me - about the whole experience was its hesitance to include an abundance of action. It could have easily been that kind-of mindless, chase scene-driven film that I’ve slowly grown to hate. But, it’s more of a slow-burn. It doesn’t reveal everything all at once and leaves a certain air of mystery for the audience to ponder over. Personally, I found it to be a breath of fresh air in the realm of studio movies being released today..Score: 5/5

There has been betterThere has been better but there has been worse, it is mediocre gambling movie.Score: 3/5

SlowVery slow and really boring, one of those movie where you look. Down at your phone a lot..Score: 1/5

Worst movie i have ever seenThis is the worst movie i have ever seen -5 wish i could get my money back --.Score: 1/5

StinksThis movie stinks..Score: 1/5

MehBrie larson was worth it but otherwise a big stinker.Score: 3/5

English Professor?It is not understandable why an accomplished actor like Mark Wahlberg would take a role like this. As an English professor at college he must have dropped a hundred f-bombs throughout the movie. I am no prude but that is a little ridiculous. Besides that, the movie is just plain bad. I gave it two stars because I actually watched the whole thing!.Score: 2/5

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Absolutley terribleI read some pretty bad reviews before watching but took the risk. If you like films about completely nothing, where nothing happens then this film is for you..Score: 1/5

Not believable.English Professors are not gamblers! If they were gamblers they wouldn’t be English Professors! Not believable!.Score: 2/5

Too slowLike someone else said, "should have read the reviews first," although Fresh thinks it is fast-paced with sometimes unbearable tension, I found it the opposite. Slow and un-interesting..Score: 3/5

Thank god for fast forwardBrutal movie..Score: 1/5

Not terrible, but far from great...I thought it was interesting, but lacks in many areas. Not a great movie, but fun to watch when you have nothing else on a sunday night..Score: 3/5

MocheNe pas trop être fatigué pour l'écouter sinon vous vous rendrez pas à moitié du film......Score: 1/5

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The Gambler (2014) Series Cast & Crew

The Gambler (2014) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. Mark Wahlberg (Jim Bennett), John Goodman (Frank), Brie Larson (Amy Phillips), Michael Kenneth Williams (Neville Baraka), George Kennedy (Ed), Jessica Lange (Roberta), Richard Schiff (Jeweler), Andre Braugher (Dean Fuller), Emory Cohen (Dexter), Domenick Lombardozzi (Big Ernie), Anthony Kelley (Lamar Allen), Alvin Ing (Mister Lee), Da'Vone McDonald (Neville's Muscle), Griffin Cleveland (Young Jim), Omar Leyva (Valet), Steve Park (Number 2), Chil Kong (Blackjack Dealer #1), Amin Joseph (Neville's Bookkeeper), Cjon Saulsberry (Neville's Posse), Teebone Mitchell (Neville's Posse), all returned for the gambler movie.

Mark Wahlberg (Jim Bennett)
Mark WahlbergJim BennettScore: 73.3
John Goodman (Frank)
John GoodmanFrankScore: 27.6
Brie Larson (Amy Phillips)
Brie LarsonAmy PhillipsScore: 19.9
Michael Kenneth Williams (Neville Baraka)
Michael Kenneth WilliamsNeville BarakaScore: 6.2
George Kennedy (Ed)
George KennedyEdScore: 4.0
Jessica Lange (Roberta)
Jessica LangeRobertaScore: 7.2
Richard Schiff (Jeweler)
Richard SchiffJewelerScore: 16.0
Andre Braugher (Dean Fuller)
Andre BraugherDean FullerScore: 14.2
Emory Cohen (Dexter)
Emory CohenDexterScore: 7.7
Domenick Lombardozzi (Big Ernie)
Domenick LombardozziBig ErnieScore: 6.9
Alvin Ing (Mister Lee)
Alvin IngMister LeeScore: 1.0
Da'Vone McDonald (Neville's Muscle)
Da'Vone McDonaldNeville's MuscleScore: 3.1

Jon Brion (Original Music Composer), Eugene Collier (Stunts), Sheila Jaffe (Casting), Irwin Winkler (Producer), David Crockett (Executive Producer), David Crockett (Unit Production Manager), Mark Wahlberg (Producer), Ron Bartlett (Sound Re-Recording Mixer), Robert Chartoff (Producer), William Monahan (Screenplay), William Monahan (Executive Producer), Eddie J. Fernandez (Stunt Driver), Keith P. Cunningham (Production Design), R.J. Kizer (ADR Editor), Tim Gomillion (Sound Recordist), David Grimaldi (Sound Effects Editor), Chuck Michael (Sound Designer), Chuck Michael (Sound Re-Recording Mixer), James Toback (Executive Producer), James Toback (Story),

Jon Brion (Original Music Composer)
Jon BrionOriginal Music ComposerScore: 3.2
Irwin Winkler (Producer)
Irwin WinklerProducerScore: 3.5
Mark Wahlberg (Producer)
Mark WahlbergProducerScore: 73.3
Ron Bartlett (Sound Re-Recording Mixer)
Ron BartlettSound Re-Recording MixerScore: 1.3
William Monahan (Screenplay)
William MonahanScreenplayScore: 1.3
William Monahan (Executive Producer)
William MonahanExecutive ProducerScore: 1.3
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يعيش أستاذ الأدب جيم بينيت حياة سرية كمقامر عالي المخاطر. دائمًا ما يكون بينيت مجازفًا ، ويراهن على كل شيء عندما يقترض من رجل عصابات ويعرض حياته كضمان. يتقدم بخطوة ، يحرض دائنه ضد مشغل حلقة قمار غير مشروعة بينما يحظى باهتمام فرانك ، وهو سمكة قروض أبوية. مع تعمق علاقته بأحد الطلاب ، يتعين على "بينيت" المخاطرة بكل شيء من أجل فرصة ثانية.

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Историята разказва за изпълнения с рискове живот на Джим Бенет – професор по английски език и запален комарджия, който по стечение на обстоятелствата се забърква с няколко опасни фигури от подземния свят. След като залага всичко което има за паричен заем от местен мафиот Бенет се оказва на тънката граница между живота и смъртта. Ситуацията става още по-заплетена когато на сцената се появява ловкия лихвар Франк, който изявява силен интерес към комарджията и неговото бъдеще. Докато навигира своите действия по непредсказуем за останалите начин Бенет въвлича в опасната игра своята богата майка Роберта и младата си приятелка Ейми Филипс.

James Bennett (Mark Wahlberg) je hazardér, který vede dvojí život. Na jedné straně profesor literatury, na straně druhé gambler hrající jen ty nejvyšší sázky. Když však vsadí všechny peníze, které si půjčil od gangstera, a na oplátku ručí svým životem, začíná se hra, ve které musí být vždy o krok vpřed a hrát na dvě strany. Ponořený v nelegálním světě gangsterů si Bennett pomalu získává pozornost Franka (John Goodman), lichváře s otcovským zájmem o jeho budoucnost, a současně prohlubuje svůj vztah se studentkou Amy (Brie Larson). Aby získal druhou šanci, musí podstoupit maximální riziko...

Litteraturprofessoren Jim Bennett er uforbederlig ludoman. Han skylder det lokale kasino en anselig sum og får en uge til at betale. Men Jim lever og ånder for at satse stort. Han låner penge af gangsteren Neville og stiller sit eget liv som sikkerhed. Efterhånden som fristen udløber, søger Jim dybere ned i underverdenen og bliver stadig mere kynisk i sin handlemåde. Mark Wahlberg spiller hovedrollen i dette remake af 1974 filmen af sammen navn, med James Caan.

Der Literaturprofessor Jim Bennett hat ein echtes Problem. Seine Spielsucht bringt ihn immer wieder in äußerst prekäre Situationen, besonders wenn man bedenkt, wem er alles Geld schuldet. Seine reiche Mutter, die ihren Sohn längst abgeschrieben hat, ist da wohl noch das geringste Problem. Viel gefährlicher dagegen ist der Gangster Neville, der sein Geld mit Nachdruck zurückfordert und für den ein Leben nichts anderes ist als ein Pfand. Er begibt sich bald auf illegales und riskantes Terrain, um die zwielichtigen Persönlichkeiten, mit denen er sich eingelassen hat, auszutricksen. Das erregt schließlich auch die Aufmerksamkeit des Kredithais Frank, der ein fast schon väterliches Interesse an Bennetts Zukunft hegt. Doch inwieweit kann Bennett ihm wirklich trauen?

Ο Τζιμ Μπένετ είναι ένας άνθρωπος που παίρνει ρίσκα. Τόσο καθηγητής, όσο και τζογαδόρος, αλλά και γιος μιας πλούσιας γυναίκας με την οποία έχει δύσκολη σχέση, ο Τζιμ βάζει το κεφάλι του σε ρίσκο, όταν δανείζεται από έναν μαφιόζο και προσφέρει ως αντίτιμο αν χάσει την ίδια του τη ζωή. Παίζοντας στα άκρα, τραβάει την προσοχή του Φρανκ, ενός ντόπιου μεγαλοκαρχαρία με πατρικό ενδιαφέρον για τον Τζιμ. Και καθώς η ερωτική του σχέση με μια του φοιτήτρια γίνεται ολοένα και πιο βαθιά, ο Μπένετ νιώθει ότι πρέπει να πάρει το απόλυτο ρίσκο για μια δεύτερη ευκαιρία..

Un profesor de inglés adicto al juego le debe a la mafia 40.000 dólares. Para ayudarle a salir a flote, su madre decide darle algún dinero que él trata de multiplicar rápidamente en Las Vegas, pero la suerte no le acompaña, por lo que su futuro estará en manos de la mafia.

Jim Bennett es un profesor de literatura de la universidad con un grave problema: le gusta demasiado apostar. Debido a su ludopatía, el profesor ahora tiene muchas deudas que saldar, deudas que le conducen hacia una nuevas amistades para nada recomendables. Bennet no sabe cómo pagar el dinero que debe y ya no tiene a quién acudir, por lo que se encamina a los bajos fondos de la ciudad en busca de una salida, pero allí no encontrará más que nuevos problemas.

Jim Bennett on englannin professori, joka viettää salaista kaksoiselämää korkeiden panosten uhkapelurina. Joutuessaan lainaamaan rahaa pahamaineiselta gangsterilta hän saattaa läheisensä hengenvaaraan. Kun aika alkaa käydä vähiin, Bennettin on astuttava alamaailmaan ja otettava kaikkien aikojen riski välttääkseen lopullisen tappion.

Jim Bennett, professeur de littérature à l’université, est un joueur compulsif. Prisonnier de son vice, il parie de grosses sommes d’argent dans des casinos clandestins. Contraint de rembourser un propriétaire de casino pour des notes de crédit, il tente de payer ses dettes en empruntant une grosse somme d’argent à un dangereux gangster. Malheureusement, Jim perd tout et il ne dispose que de sept jours pour rembourser le caïd.

Issu d'une famille très aisée, n'ayant jamais manqué de rien, Jim Bennett est professeur agrégé de littérature contemporaine et il tente d'enseigner vainement l'existentialisme à des étudiants qui semblent plus préoccupés à récolter leurs points que des bribes de culture littéraire. Dramaturge qui s'ignore, il a commis en 2007 un succès littéraire qui lui apporta une certaine notoriété. Rien depuis ne lui apporte de l'excitation sinon les jeux de hasard dans lesquels il puise l'adrénaline, carburant nécessaire pour la poursuivre de son style de vie suicidaire, le seul qui donne du sens à son existence. Surendetté, il doit des sommes considérables — qu'il n'a nullement l'intention de rembourser — aux patrons des pègres caucasienne, afro-américaine et coréenne, qui lui vouent une certaine sympathie.

ג'ים בנט הוא פרופסור לספרות שמנהל רומן עם אחת מתלמידותיו ועם מחלת הימורים רצינית. כשהוא נאלץ ללוות סכום כסף מגאנגסטר כבד הוא מכניס לבוץ לא רק את עצמו אלא גם את אמו העשירה ואת מאהבתו הצעירה. כדי להציל את כולם עליו לצלול לעולם התחתון ולצאת משם בחיים.

Jim Bennett, a megbecsült, köztiszteletnek örvendő egyetemi professzor, aki óráin az irodalmi alkotások erkölcsi és filozófiai kérdéseit taglalja. A férfi azonban bort iszik és vizet prédikál, ugyanis van egy titka - szenvedélyes szerencsejátékos. Kész bármikor, bármire fogadni, csak a nyerés izgatja, ám az elmúlt időszak nem volt a legszerencsésebb számára, így 44 ezer dolláros adósságba verte magát.

Un professore di letteratura con il vizio del gioco si ritrova suo malgrado, a causa dell'aumentare dei debiti, a stretto contatto con un manipolo di gangster da dover gestire.

짐 베넷은 한때는 훌륭한 소설을 낸 소설가이자 현재는 대학교수로서 남부럽지 않은 생활을 하고 있다. 삶의 의욕을 잃어버린 그는 어느 날부터 도박에 빠지게 되고, 모든 재산을 탕진한다. 하지만 베넷은 도박의 굴레에서 빠져나오지 못한 채 결국은 돈까지 빌려 쓰게 되고 빌린 돈을 갚기 위해 또다시 도박을 하게 되어 상황은 점점 더 꼬여간다. 감당하기 어려운 빚더미에 앉게 되자 결국 그는 최후의 도박에 뛰어드는데...

Azartiniais lošimais gyvenantis literatūros dėstytojas Džimas Benetas įlenda į labai rimtas skolas pavojingiausiems miesto banditams. Vyras visais būdais bando išsikapstyti iš bėdos, tačiau, kai esi skolingas tokią pinigų sumą kaip 260 tūkstančių dolerių, tai nėra tokia paprasta užduotis. Jis iš savo skolintojų gauna septynias dienas, kad išsimokėtų skolas, kitaip jam ir jo artimiesiems grės rimtos problemos. Džimui prasideda labai įtempta ir, galbūt, paskutinė jo gyvenimo savaitė...

Een docent, Jim Bennett, kampt met een destructieve gokverslaving. Wanneer zijn schulden blijven toenemen, probeert hij zijn geluk te beproeven in Las Vegas. Helaas gaat dat niet zoals hij hoopt, waardoor zijn toekomst in de handen van de mafia komt te liggen.

Jim Bennett, profesor literatury angielskiej, jest nałogowym hazardzistą, który po kolejnej przegranej zapożycza się u gangstera Neville'a Baraki. Zabezpieczeniem pożyczki jest jego życie. Gdy okazuje się, że ma problemy ze spłatą długu, zwraca się o pomoc do bossa mafii, Franka. Sytuacja Jima z każdym dniem staje się coraz trudniejsza. Jeśli nie odda gangsterom pieniędzy, nie tylko on sam, ale także jego najbliżsi znajdą się w śmiertelnym niebezpieczeństwie.

O professor de literatura Jim Bennett leva uma vida secreta como jogador de grandes apostas. Ele sempre se arrisca e pede dinheiro emprestado para um gângster, oferecendo sua própria vida como garantia. À medida que seu relacionamento com uma estudante se consolida, seu vício irrefreável o coloca em uma situação de vida ou morte.

Jim Bennett (Mark Wahlberg) é um professor de literatura com um vício irrefreável em apostas. A mania incontrolável o coloca em apuros com gângsteres.

Jim Bennett (Mark Wahlberg) trăiește o viață riscantă. Este profesor de limba engleză și jucător înrăit de jocuri de noroc. Toate lucrurile se complică atunci când se împrumută de la un gangster (Michael Kenneth Williams) și își oferă propria viață drept garanție. În scurt timp, se implică într-o lume ilegală în timp ce îi atrage atenția lui Frank (John Goodman), un cămătar interesat de viitorul lui. Pe măsură ce relația lui cu o studentă (Brie Larson) devine mai intensă, Bennett trebuie să riște totul pentru o a doua șansă.

Джим Беннетт — преподаватель, который является образцом для своих студентов, однако в жизни он страдает от болезненного пристрастия к азартным играм.

James Bennett (Mark Wahlberg) je hazardér, ktorý vedie dvojaký život. Na jednej strane profesor literatúry, na strane druhej gambler hrajúci len tie najvyššie stávky. Keď však vsadí všetky peniaze, ktoré si požičal od gangstra a na oplátku ručí svojím životom, začína sa hra, v ktorej musí byť vždy o krok napred a hrať na dve strany. Ponorený v nelegálnom svete gangstrov si Bennett pomaly získava pozornosť Franka (John Goodman), úžerníkov s otcovským záujmom o jeho budúcnosť, a súčasne prehlbuje svoj vzťah so študentkou Amy (Brie Larson). Aby získal druhú šancu, musí podstúpiť maximálne riziko ...

Jim Bennett (Mark Wahlberg) je z igrami na srečo zasvojeni profesor angleščine, čigar kvartopirski dolgovi so vrtoglavi. Da bi se enkrat za vselej znebil nenehne grožnje izterjevalcev, si izposodi denar od gangsterja (Michael Kenneth Williams) ter zanj zastavi lastno življenje. Bennett, ki je vselej korak pred drugimi, svojega posojilodajalca spravi v nemilost vplivnega lastnika nelegalne mreže iger na srečo in mimogrede pri tem zakoliči patološki odnos s svojo premožno materjo (Jessica Lange). V kvartopirskem podzemlju nezakonitih stav je tudi tveganje skrajno; Bennett pa s svojo nepremišljenostjo nazadnje pritegne očetovsko pozornost oderuškega posojilodajalca Franka (John Goodman), ki ga skrbi za njegovo prihodnost. Medtem ko se v neprimerni zvezi zbliža s svojo študentko (Brie Larson), mora Bennett igrati na vse ali nič, da bi lahko dobil priložnost za odrešitev.

Jim Bennett gillar att ta risker. Han är både professor i engelska och en högriskspelare. Bennett satsar allt när han lånar pengar av en gangster och samtidigt erbjuder sitt eget liv som säkerhet.

Edebiyat profesörü ve kumarbaz Jim Bennett borcunu ödemek için varlıklı annesinden borç alma çabasını ve öğrencilerinden biriyle yaşadığı aşk ilişkisini konu eden filmimiz gerilim, suç ve dram türünde. Bakalım Jim Bennett kendisini soktuğu bu zor durumdan kurtulabilecek mi.

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沃尔伯格饰演的吉姆·本内特(Jim Bennett)既是大学英语文学教授,又是一个大手笔的赌徒。他让学生打假球,使自己在赌局中牟利。随着赌瘾日渐加深,他的生活陷入万劫不复之中。由于债台高筑,他不得不已自己的生命为代价,向一位高利贷大佬弗兰克借债。

吉米班奈特(馬克華柏格 飾演)習慣挺而走險,他是一名英語教授,同時是一名賭性堅強的賭徒。 他以自己的生命作為抵押,向黑幫老大借了鉅額賭金準備放手一搏,但他總是可以在麻煩上門前搶得機先;他很會扮演雙面人的角色,遊走於非法的地下世界中。 然而夜路走多了,竟吸引到了一名高利貸大亨法蘭克(約翰古德曼 飾演)的覬覦,當他與其中一名女學生(布莉拉森 飾演)的關係越走越近,班奈特決定賭一把逆轉人生。

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