Excerpt: The dark underworld of poker is something that’s not explored in movies, either in the past or the present. Something has happened, though, during the last few years that has brought poker into the limelight. ESPN broadcasts the “World Series of Poker” every year.
Conclusion: Rounders holds up remarkably well all of these years later. The Blu-ray serves up a nice video and audio presentation with the special features being the only thing that bring the overall grade down. It’s not a deal breaker, though.
Excerpt: For the record, I love playing poker—specifically Texas Hold'em—so it's only natural that this is one of my favorite movies. While I limit my gaming to tournaments and avoid cash games like the plague, I've witness many people who constantly chase the big score and get in way over their head and...
Conclusion: 'Rounders' is a solid and interesting look at the intriguing, compelling, and sometimes dangerous world of poker. While the script doesn't always succeed, the talented cast ensures an entertaining ride. The video and audio quality are both great, but the supplements are a little lacking.
Conclusion: Rounders died a pretty quick death during its theatrical exhibition, but like so many films in the home video age, it's been acclaimed as a modern masterpiece by a coterie of fans who have helped make it into something of a cult sensation.
Conclusion: Considering that in the U.S. the rights for Rounders are controlled by Miramax, I believe that it is rather easy to recommend this Canadian Blu-ray release courtesy of local distributors Alliance. The presentation is decent. The price tag is also quite attractive. RECOMMENDED.
Excerpt: "Äntligen en film som bara handlar om poker", tänkte jag när jag först hörde talas om den här filmen. Jag tycker själv att poker är grymt skoj och såg mycket fram emot en trevlig stund i Matt Damon och Edward Nortons sällskap. Mina förhoppningar infriades delvis.