Despite its stacked deck of a cast, "Runner Runner" adds up to little more than a charmless, paint-by-numbers thriller unlikely to escape the forces of "Gravity" in its early October release.
Like the high-fructose-laced soda given front-and-center product placement, this underdog sports story is sweet and corny, but in just the right measure to satisfy the masses.
Best enjoyed by admiring the explosions and silliness without dwelling on the skeletal plot.
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Into the Storm
Into the Storm3Daily:$2.1M Cumulative:$21.1M Warner Brothers / New Line 21.06%
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