An ex-card player (Matt Damon) is pulled back into the scene when his friend (Edward Norton) gets out of jail, owing 15 thousand to the maphia. The two take game after game, until the ex-inmate messes things up even more. The whole thing culminates in Damon's character in an all or nothing game with an ex-KGB mob boss. Also starring: John Tuturro, Fanke Janssen, Gretchen Mol, John Malkovich, and Martin Landau. ***1/2 stars out of 5. Ratings Break-Down: Action Scenes: *** Interesting: **** Acting: **** (out of 5) Writing: **** (out of 5)
Directing:***1/2 (out of 5).