The Gambler review: Mark Wahlberg's punt on writerly drama.

Mark Wahlberg earned Academy Award nominations for his standout work in both The Fighter and The Departed.Mark’s breakout role in Boogie Nights established him as one of Hollywood’s most sought-after talents, and he has since played diverse characters for such visionary filmmakers as David O. Russell, Tim Burton and Paul Thomas Anderson. His remarkable acting career began with Renaissance.

The Gambler. 2014; US; 1h 51min; 15; Directed by: Rupert Wyatt; Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Jessica Lange, Brie Larson, John Goodman; UK release: 23 January 2015; Jim (Wahlberg) is a literature professor with a gambling addiction, whose debts get him the attention of threatening bookie Frank (Goodman). Effective remake of James Toback's 1974 original with an exceptional turn from Wahlberg, although.

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The Gambler is a 2014 American crime drama film directed by Rupert Wyatt. The screenplay by William Monahan is based on the 1974 film The Gambler, written by James Toback. The remake, starring Mark Wahlberg as the title character, premiered on November 10, 2014, at the AFI Fest, and was theatrically released in the United States on December 25, 2014. It features George Kennedy's final film.The Gambler stars Mark Wahlberg as Jim Bennett, a compulsive gambler and literature professor forced to borrow money from his mother (Jessica Lange) and a shady loan shark (John Goodman) when his situation becomes a matter of life and death, all the while struggling with a developing relationship with one of his students (Brie Larson).Mark Wahlberg Talks TRANSFORMERS 4, Rupert Wyatt’s THE GAMBLER, Peter Berg’s AMERICAN DESPERADO, William Monahan’s MOJAVE, and More by Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub March 24, 2014.


One of the more surprising career trajectories of recent years has been the incredible rise of Mark Wahlberg. From the dubious early days as the muscle-bound brother of one of New Kids on the Block, Wahlberg has gradually grown to position where he not only stars in critically-acclaimed movies, but often produces them too. And the latest movie to feature Wahlberg’s name in the acting and.Review: The Gambler. The Gambler is something of a failure, but it is a noble failure. Much of the nobility can be attributed to director Rupert Wyatt, who paints a portrait of a non-touristy Los Angeles, with a picture that jumps right off of the screen. At its best, it feels like a supercharged L.A. Noir, with sound, picture and action working in concert to create a wondrous achievement, but.

ENTER and WIN The Gambler Soundtrack Digital Music Download for one of this holiday season’s best films starring Mark Wahlberg. The Gambler follows the life of a lit professor and gambler Jim Bennett (Mark Wahlberg) whose debt causes him to borrow money from his mother and a loan shark. Further complicating his situation is his relationship with one of his students. Will Bennett risk his.

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The Gambler is a 2014 American crime drama film directed by Rupert Wyatt. The screenplay by William Monahan is based on the 1974 film The Gambler, written by James Toback. The remake, starring Mark Wahlberg as the title character, premiered on November 10, 2014 at the AFI Fest, and was theatrically.

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In “The Gambler,” Jim Bennett (Mark Wahlberg) is a risk taker. Both an English professor and a high-stakes gambler, Bennett bets it all when he borrows from a gangster (Michael Kenneth Williams) and offers his own life as collateral. Always one step ahead, Bennett pits his creditor against the operator of a gambling ring (Alvin Ing) and leaves his dysfunctional relationship with his.

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The Gambler, however, isn’t a complete loser. It is interesting to look at courtesy of the sharp editing and slick cinematography. It also features an excellent soundtrack. But sadly, these.

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Jim Bennett (Mark Wahlberg) is going through a fairly rough patch in his life. His grandfather has passed away, and he has little to nothing in the process. At least he still has his job. By day, Jim Bennett is an associate professor of literature and an occasional writer. By night, he is The Gambler.

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The Plot. The movie follows Marky-Mark’s character as he struggles in an existential void for a week.By day he is an unconvincing and frequently cringe-worthy literature professor, while at night he is a degenerate gambler with a death wish. On the week in question his night-life has saddled him with a number of debts to the kind of people you don’t want to owe, and they are all about to.

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Mark Wahlberg delivers one of his more daring performances in this remake of a 1974 film. The Gambler review: Mark Wahlberg's punt on writerly drama pays off Skip to sections navigation Skip to.

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