Ben Mendelsohn may be one of the best working actors today. Every moment he is on screen in this is totally captivating. His role as an addicted gambler is mesmerizing in it’s reality. I’m also a fan of Ryan Reynolds. Reynolds is nowhere in the same league as Ben Mendelsohn. Reynolds does basically the same character in every film but hey, I like his one character and he’s very good here.
There’s a couple of great successive twists in the back half that I didn’t see coming. The ending didn’t quite work for me but I have to give it some credit because at least it was a twist on the common gambler movie endings I’ve seen before. Overall, this is a solid character drama with excellent performances.