Based on the true story of Molly Bloom (Jessica Chastain), an Olympic class skier who ran the worlds most exclusive high stakes poker game and soon became a target of the FBI.
•Aaron Sorkin has a once again proven he is a master at writing, specifically dialogue. One of the best in the business in my opinion. This time around he’s also the director and considering this is his directorial debut I think he does a fantastic job.
•Jessica Chastain gives a strong performance as Molly. I’ve always been a huge fan of hers.
•My man Idris Elba does a great job as well playing Molly’s lawyer.
•I’ll be honest, I could care less about poker. But somehow this movie managed to make it interesting.
•It was weird seeing Michael Cera play a role like this. He does asshole very well. I have a pretty good idea what actor he’s playing (in the movie he’s only referred to as Player X).
•Nice musical score by Daniel Pemberton.
•Kevin Costner isn’t in the movie all that much but I enjoyed his scenes, one in particular at the end. Very heartwarming.
•The voice over was overkill and unnecessary. This has always been a pet peeve of mine.
•Would’ve liked to have learned more about certain characters.
My Rating: 8.5/10