Lists: Drama

Brief Synopsis: "Fueled by his penchant for high-stakes gambling, law student Mike McDermott befriends and "befoes" a fellow gambling addict named Worm and club owner Teddy KGB. But tensions run high when Worm and Mike have only five days to come up with $15K."

Overall Ranking: 525 (Rank from 1998: # 9)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 57.14%
Regular 42.86%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
J Bumgardner90
SaJaK90 - Malkovich's performance is worth the price of admission.
David Baruffi88
Bryan Lienesch85 - Two roles that Damon and Norton fit snuggly into.
Comedy: 4
Sex Appeal: 5
Scary: 4
Rewatch: 6
Rob from GuysFilmQuest82Rewatch: 7
Dan O'Neill80 - Though a bit predictable, Rounders is packed with colorful performances and a lot of energy to make this film a joyful ride.
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Skooch70(full review)

People Involved

  • Matt Damon (Mike McDermott)
  • John Turturro (Joey Knish)
  • Gretchen Mol (Jo)
  • Edward Norton (Lester Worm Murph)
  • John Malkovich (Teddy KGB)
  • Famke Janssen (Petra)
  • Martin Landau (Abe Petrovsky)
  • John Dahl (Director)

  • Included in Achievement Trios...

  • Matt Damon Coming Of Age