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  • Summary: All In: The Poker Movie tells the exciting story of poker's renaissance in the first decade of the new millennium, from a game once played only by grandparents and teenagers unable to get a date on Friday night to a nationally televised sport played by millions, and watched by millions more. An activity so hip that even Matt Damon, George Clooney, and Leonardo DiCaprio have a regular game. Played in casinos, basements, on line, in college dorms or at charity events, poker is everywhere. The films explains the "tipping story" to the events and people that came together to make poker so popular that you could see it being played on twelve television networks a week. (4th Row Films) Collapse
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  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Reviewed by: Chuck Bowen
    Mar 19, 2012
    75
    The film has a shambling charm that actively disputes an unspoken notion that a documentary must be well-structured in order to effectively land its points.
  2. Reviewed by: Joshua Rothkopf
    Mar 20, 2012
    60
    The opinions assembled are impressive: everyone from "Rounders'" Matt Damon to former senator Al D'Amato, a poker defender. But where's the voice of reason? It's card playing, not a dependable income.
  3. Reviewed by: Mike Scott
    Mar 30, 2012
    60
    At worst, though, the film's faintly sleazy bait-and-switch tactic robs the film of its biggest asset -- its sense of fun.
  4. Reviewed by: Michelle Orange
    Mar 20, 2012
    50
    Instead of sustaining a significant cultural story, at almost two hours, All In feels like an energetic but overlong highlight reel.
  5. Reviewed by: John DeFore
    Mar 21, 2012
    50
    Informative and lively if low on cinematic value, the documentary will play well on the small screen.
  6. Reviewed by: Joe Neumaier
    Mar 22, 2012
    40
    All In lays down some interesting hands but sometimes can't raise the stakes, though "Rounders" star Matt Damon lends a bit of celeb flash.
  7. Reviewed by: Gary Goldstein
    Apr 13, 2012
    40
    For poker fans only.

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