- Actors: Mark Wahlberg, John Goodman, Jessica Lange, Brie Larson
- Format: NTSC, Widescreen, Subtitled
- Language: English
- Subtitles: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese
- Dubbed: French, Spanish, Portuguese
- Region: Region A/1
- Number of discs: 2
- Studio: Paramount Pictures Home Entertainment
- Release Date: April 28 2015
- Run Time: 111 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 22 customer reviews
- ASIN: B00QM89RMQ
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #22,230 in Movies & TV Shows (See Top 100 in Movies & TV Shows)
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The Gambler [Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD] (Bilingual)
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Academy Award-nominee Mark Wahlberg delivers a “career-defining performance” as Jim Bennett, an English professor leading a secret double life as a high-stakes gambler. When Jim borrows money from dangerous gangsters, he places the lives of those he loves in mortal danger. With time running out, he must enter the criminal underworld and risk everything to keep from losing it all. John Goodman, Brie Larson and Academy Award-winner Jessica Lange star in the thrilling film critics are calling “gritty, intense and wholly engrossing.” -Scott Mantz, Access Hollywood Special Features: – Mr. Self Destruct: Inside The Gambler – Dark Before Dawn: The Descent of The Gambler – Changing The Game: Adaptation – In The City: Locations – Dressing The Players: Costume Design – Deleted/Extended Scenes 1. Jim's Lecture 2. A Born Teacher 3. Big Ernie 4. Taxi Ride 5. Jim's ex-wife 6. Larry Jones
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The film attempts to study the character of Bennett and bores us by trying to make him "complex" when all he really was just a moody underachiever dissatisfied with life, welcome to the club. About an hour into the film I was yearning for the awful Kenny Rogers version, willing to settle for his Progressive commercial.
I would recommend waiting to see this when it becomes a cheap rental.
Guide: F-bomb. No sex. Stripper nudity (Chanon Finley)
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.
here you have a man that’s willing to go all the way of hurting his own family just because he’s on a high,
a high of something he himself don’t even know the outcome because he’s not done yet, borrowing money from
one person to pay the other then doing the same thing to a third person, sometimes people don’t want to know who
they really are, it’s not that it scares them or think you’re trying to scare them, it’s the fact that people are who they
are no matter what circumstances their under, until they realize the bad road they have taken, it’s like a drunk
telling you I’m not an alcoholic but then you find more bottles than the liquor store in the house,
The Gambler” is an outstanding performance from Mark Wahlberg” a man that is about to self-destruct with his own
inability to not know when to quit, because quitting is Not an option with people like this..until it crumble to the ground,
the Bad thing is, I just, just couldn’t see anymore of John Goodman” without his shirt on why oh why they did that,
if I was to ever watch this again I Will Fast-forward you bet Yaw. even if you rent it you wont regret it,
I Just Love This Move. Performance Of A Lifetime From Wahlberg...
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