Summary: This film was unjustly panned as lethargic and bleak without a purpose. Considering how Hold 'Em has developed into one of the biggest social fads in the last decade, I would say that this film captures every emotional aspect the 'swings' of No Limit typically carry.
Summary: Rounders is nothing short of hypnotic. It is a film that introduced me and many others to the surreal world of poker. High stakes, Texas Hold Em, winner take all poker. For those unfamiliar with the game, not only is this a perfect tutorial to understand the game, but this is a movie that will...
Very underrated character piece, although not without its flaws
1 April 2005
Summary: "Rounders" is about a straight-flying legal student (Matt Damon) who leaves behind his gambling habits to satisfy his moralistic girlfriend. However when his best friend "Worm" (Edward Norton) is released from jail, the two embark on a cards-journey that leads them from success to misfortune after...
One of the most widely underrated movies of our time
Joshua Goldstein, IMDb
5 January 2005
Summary: Rounders is I believe, one of the most widely underrated movies of our time. I first saw this movie as it was a 'bonus DVD' thrown in for free with my DVD player back in 2000, so naturally I didn't expect much (as the other bonus DVD's were very mediocre), but what I found was a very enjoyable...
Who would have thought a film about Poker would be so good?
16 October 2002
Summary: There is a lot of good stuff in this film. You have a great story, an excellent cast, excellent directing, and a couple great games of poker. When I first heard about this film, I was a bit skeptical. It's a game about poker, how exciting can it be?
Summary: I love this movie: the plot line is pat and predictable as it effortlessly unfolds; the characters are clearly defined and you know who to root for and who to despise; and there are no dull scenes or dead end sub-plots.
I really enjoyed this movie, more than I thought I would.
18 August 2000
Summary: I knew "Rounders" had something to do with gambling, and that Matt Damon stars in it, but not much more. So, when I watched it on DVD I was pleasantly surprised how engaging a film it is. I am not a gambler, so maybe that is part of why I found it so fascinating.
A tightly focused vehicle for Damon's charm and swagger.
15 March 1999
Summary: This film is incredibly focused. There is not one throw-away line or one extra frame in the entire movie. From the first establishing shot to the final line, the production team plays it tight and aggressive.
Summary: Have to first mention the great performances by Matt Damon, Edward Norton, John Malkovich, and Martin Landeau. Good story, although Worm was one the biggest jerks I've seen interpreted on film lately. Really liked the narration of what's going on during high stakes poker matches.