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Runner Runner - 5Star

(Image credit: Scott Garfield)

Believing he's been cheated in an online game, poker ace Justin Timberlake decides to confront Ben Affleck's online gambling king

Believing he's been cheated in an online game, poker ace Justin Timberlake decides to confront Ben Affleck's online gambling king.

However, after travelling to Costa Rica and meeting the suspciously sleek Affleck, Timberlake ends up being lured into working for him.

Soon, he's enjoying a life of luxury as well as a romance with Affleck's right-hand woman, Gemma Arterton – but when your boss is the kind of man who keeps pet crocodiles and lawmen are sniffing about, you just know things will turn out badly...

This film has all the right ingredients for a smouldering thriller and, though it's lacking in suspense, the stars are good value and it's mostly entertaining.