over 2 years
really enjoyed the first half for the premise, until he started acting like a dick
over 4 years
Entertaining movie that taught me how to play Black Jack. Yes, I had no idea how it was.
It might be somewhat thrilling, until you stop to think about what you're watching.
over 5 years
Awesome movie!! Simply awesome!! Unpredictable!
almost 6 years
This movie is great!!!
"always account for variable change..."
A good poker movie with youngsters doing the maths and counting cards.
over 7 years
When it's good, it's great, but when it's bad, it's awful.
almost 8 years
Nothing terribly original, but still a fun look at Casinos and cheating the system.
almost 9 years
Watched this for the first time tonight - great movie, will definitely watch again.
21 is a 2008 drama film directed by Australian director Robert Luketic and stars Jim Sturgess, Kevin Spacey, Laurence Fishburne, Kate Bosworth, Liza Lapira, Jacob Pitts, and Aaron Yoo. The film is inspired by the true story of the MIT Blackjack Team as told in Bringing Down the House, the best-selling book by Ben Mezrich. Despite its largely mixed reviews and controversy over the film's casting choices, 21 was a box office success, and was the number one film in the United States and Canada during its first and second weekends of release.
MIT senior math major Ben Campbell (Jim Sturgess) is accepted into Harvard Medical School but cannot afford the $300,000 cost. Despite a 44 MCAT score and top grades, Ben faces a fierce competition for the prestigious Robinson Scholarship that would pay entirely for the medical school. The director tells him that the scholarship would go to the student who would dazzle him.
At the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), professor Micky Rosa ...