The Card Counter

Rating: 8/10

The guy from the new Star Warses is a card player and gambler who learned his trade after 10 years in military prison. He hooks up with a kid bent on getting revenge on the ex-marine who avoided punishment for war crimes. The card playing and the revenge plot lines are there, but they take a back seat to the characters and the relationships that build between them. This could have gone the route of Tarantino violence or a Mighty Ducks-style sports movie and it avoids both.

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