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MPAA Rating: R for violence, language and some nudity
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Primary Audience:
Action, Comedy, Drama, Thriller, Crime
1 hr. 55 min.
Year of Release:
USA Release:
December 7, 2007 (released in various other nations in 2005-2006)
DVD: March 18, 2008
Copyright, Europa Corp.
Copyright, Europa Corp.
Copyright, Europa Corp.
Copyright, Europa Corp.
Copyright, Europa Corp.
Copyright, Europa Corp.
Copyright, Europa Corp.
Copyright, Europa Corp.
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Featuring: Ray Liotta, Jason Statham, Vincent Pastore, Andre “Andre 3000” Benjamin, Terence Maynard
Director: Guy Ritchie
Producer: Europa Corp.
Distributor: Samuel Goldwyn Films

Here’s what the distributor says about their film: “Gambler and conman Jake Green (Jason Statham) always ran with a bad crowd and it cost him seven years in jail. After his release, Jake becomes unbeatable at the tables using a formula for the ultimate con that he learned from two mysterious prisoners while on the inside. Now, he is ready to take his revenge against Dorothy Macha (Ray Liotta), the man responsible for his jail time. Macha is plotting to eliminate his ruthless rival, Lord John, and has staked his credibility on a huge drug deal with the all-powerful Sam Gold. Jake visits Macha at his casino and humiliates him publicly in a game of chance. Macha, fearing more of the same medicine, sends his goons to ‘take care of’ Jake. His life is saved by enigmatic Zack (Vincent Pastore) who, with his equally inscrutable partner Avi (André Benjamin), offer Jake protection. Against his better judgment, Jake accepts. He soon finds himself playing the very last game he wants to be playing, and there is danger at every turn. But, the biggest danger of all comes from a totally unexpected source… himself. It gradually transpires the real conman is in his head.”

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Movie Critics
…plodding pretentiousness in a film that’s illuminated by great action set-pieces and some powerful performances, but not redeemed. …
—Adrian Hennigan, BBC