I thought this was pretty decent. It does have two of my favourite actors so of course that made it more appealing to me, in fact that was the reason I picked this up in the first place. It can be a little slow I guess, and I can understand it could be boring for people who absolutely hate movies about poker. So that's the first thing - If you hate movies based around playing cards then do yourself a favour and don't waste your time. For me it was fine, I don't mind that at all.
Matt Damon looks really young in this flick, but he is himself and kind of relaxed playing this kind of character. Edward Norton was again amazing. I'm telling you this guy can ace any role, without him my rating would be a lot lower. Oh and John Malkovich was just brilliant, not the acting as such but more just his personality fitting well to the character.
A nice drama about poker that really should be seen by more people. It's oldish but worth watching if you don't mind these types of movies.