Mississippi Grind

 (1,522)6.41 h 49 min2015X-RayR
Down-on-his-luck gambler Gerry and his hot-streak buddy Curtis hit the road for New Orleans hunting a big payday. On riverboats and racetracks they chase women and thrills--before risking it all in the wager of their lives.
Anna BodenRyan Fleck
Ben MendelsohnRyan ReynoldsSienna Miller
English [CC]
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Analeigh TiptonAlfre WoodardRobin Weigert
Jamie PatricofLynette HowellTom Rice
R (Restricted)
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RmCReviewed in the United States on March 10, 2016
4.0 out of 5 stars
Games of Chance can be an Addictive Movie
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Mississippi Grind was an entertaining and enjoyable movie. Ben Mendelsohn was very good. He maintained his character throughout the movie. Ryan Reynolds was also surprisingly effective in this low budget film for such a big time star. The supporting cast was also right-on their marks. A well written screenplay added to the overall success of the movie.
I am not going to give you a replay of the film; you can get that info from many internet sites. I'll only say that if you like movies of gamblers addicted to the games of chance and enjoy quirky characters, well written dialogue and a good sense of the camera's eye to tell a story, you will not regret watching this movie.
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Yiannis PReviewed in the United States on December 22, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
Well Worth Seeing
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Gambling in Mississippi Grind is the excuse for the spine of the storyline. Underlying this is a character study of two men with diametrically different outlooks on life. The performances by the two leads are exceptionally good. Ben Mendelsohn is the compulsive gambler for whom winning is ultimately distasteful, and Bryan Reynolds is the take-it-or-leave-it gambler whose poker face is unreadable because he does not care. The movie is accompanied by very good music, which adds depth to the Southern setting.
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True Sounds Of LibertyReviewed in the United States on December 16, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
great movie - and usually i can't stand ryan renolds.
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Ben Mendelsohn is a great actor - ryan renolds was elevated by getting to work with him.

i like ryan renolds in dead pOOL. Probably because he wears a mask through most of it - so i don't have too look at his stupid face.

fun, interesting, quirky little movie. solid B maybe even a B+
when graded against The Godfather, The Exorcist, and PulP Fiction. all of which are A++
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Movies Are CinemaReviewed in the United States on January 8, 2021
3.0 out of 5 stars
Slow Mover That Never Gets Traction
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While I much enjoy the lead actors in this flick, the story moves so slowly you could change your entire wardrobe before the next scene begins. Worth a watch, but be aware that you might close your eyes a time or two. Some scenes are enjoyable, but this is a small story with a script that does not make it a bigger tale. Charming in spots, you may snooze in others.
Russell SReviewed in the United States on November 19, 2017
4.0 out of 5 stars
Excellent buddy film, and this should tell you that gambling is bad.
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This movie will depend on your tastes. Down-on-his-luck gambler Gerry (Mendelsohn) and his hot-streak buddy Curtis (Reynolds) hit the road for New Orleans, on the hunt for the big payday. Ryan Reynolds made this movie for me. He can do no wrong on any front. Do you like movies about gambling? There was a ton of things in this movie that you could find interesting and for me one of the best things was the budding friendship between the 2 main characters. The gambling doesn't really do anything for me at all but some of it was interesting enough that it reinforces my not ever gambling, really is a sickness or an addiction to be sure. Mendelsohn, in particular, can't stop he has to keep going. Ryan is his lucky charm but never pays any attention to him.
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italy girlReviewed in the United States on June 18, 2016
4.0 out of 5 stars
I didn't know which way it was going and there was enough interest in the characters and the writing and acting was good enough
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Anything with Ryan Reynolds has to worth a look from my point of view but this one really surprised me. I didn't know which way it was going and there was enough interest in the characters and the writing and acting was good enough to keep me around until the end to see how it turned out. It turned out to be an interesting look at a couple of very different gamblers and what brought them to a turning point in their lives. . . and like I said, a couple of hours in the company of Mr. Reynolds is always a good thing!
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Andrea Speedy DubeReviewed in the United States on February 4, 2016
3.0 out of 5 stars
If you liked Rounders and Focus
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If you liked Rounders and Focus, you'll most likely find this moderately enjoyable. It's got a lot of the same pacing and rhythm of other gambler-style films, but you don't get the alls-well-that-ends-well with this. It's left a little open ended. Reynolds is great in this, like he is in most things... but it's not always clear what his character's motivation is. It's very authentic, real, slice of life so it doesn't have those "big" moments like Oceans or Focus, but if you like these actors, it's worth a watch.
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Susan E.Reviewed in the United States on February 5, 2016
4.0 out of 5 stars
Worth a bowl of popcorn on a Saturday Night
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I enjoyed this movie even though it drags along very slow. There's a little bit of everything in this "let's get rich quick" flick. Adventure, love, family drama and even a few drunken fist fights. These down on their luck 30-something guys are both sad characters, kind of lost in life trying to figure out what they want to do when they grow up. These guys seem like total opposites in the beginning but in the end they are fairly similar characters. I turned it on and off a couple of times because it didn't seem exciting enough but stick with it & get through the first 15 minutes and you'll be invested in rooting for these guys to make it big .
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