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Mixed or average reviews - based on 29 Critics

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Generally favorable reviews- based on 147 Ratings

Summary: Ben Campbell is a shy, brilliant MIT student who, needing to pay school tuition, finds the answers in the cards. He is recruited to join a group of the school's most gifted students that heads to Vegas every weekend armed with fake identities and the know-how to turn the odds at blackjack in their favor. With unorthodox math professor and stats genius Micky Rosa leading the way, they crack the code. By counting cards and employing an intricate system of signals, the team can beat the casinos big-time. Seduced by the money, the Vegas lifestyle, and his smart and sexy teammate, Jill Taylor (Kate Bosworth), Ben begins to push the limits. Though counting cards isn't illegal, the stakes are high, and the challenge becomes not only keeping the numbers straight, but staying one step ahead of the casinos' menacing enforcer, Cole Williams. (Columbia Pictures)
Runtime: 123 min
Rating: Rated PG-13 for some violence, and sexual content including partial nudity.
Production: Relativity Media
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Language: English
Home Release Date: Jul 22, 2008
Director Credit
Robert Luketic Director
Writer Credit
Allan Loeb Screenplay
Ben Mezrich Book "Bringing Down The House: The Inside Story Of Six M.I.T. Students Who Took Vegas For Millions"
Peter Steinfeld Screenplay
Principal Cast Credit
Jim Sturgess Ben
Kate Bosworth Jill
Kevin Spacey Micky Rosa
Cast Credit
Aaron Yoo Choi
Ben Campbell Planet Hollywood Dealer Jeff
Butch Williams Planet Hollywood Dealer
Donna Lows Planet Hollywood Dealer
Helen Carey Ellen Campbell
Jack Gilpin Bob Phillips
Jack McGee Terry
Jacob Pitts Fisher
Josh Gad Miles
Laurence Fishburne Cole Williams
Liza Lapira Kianna
Sam Golzari Cam
Producer Credit
Brett Ratner Executive Producer
Dana Brunetti Producer
Kevin Spacey Producer
Michael De Luca Producer
Ryan Kavanaugh Executive Producer
William S. Beasley Executive Producer
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