Mississippi Grind

Lists: A24 Films

Brief Synopsis: "Gerry is a talented but down-on-his-luck gambler whose fortunes begin to change when he meets Curtis, a younger, highly charismatic poker player. The two strike up an immediate friendship and Gerry quickly persuades his new friend to accompany him on a road trip to a legendary high stakes poker game in New Orleans. As they make their way down the Mississippi River, Gerry and Curtis manage to find themselves in just about every bar, racetrack, casino, and pool hall they can find, experiencing both incredible highs and dispiriting lows, but ultimately forging a deep and genuine bond that will stay with them long after their adventure is over."

Overall Ranking: 1226 (Rank from 2015: # 56)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 0%
Regular 100%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
Dan O'Neill80(full review)
Gorgon Reviews80(full review)
David Baruffi70(full review)
Bryan Lienesch67 - Ryan Reynolds' charisma isn't enough to elevate a mediocre film.
Comedy: 4
Sex Appeal: 5
Scary: 5
Rewatch: 3

People Involved

  • Ryan Reynolds (Curtis)
  • Ben Mendelsohn (Gerry)
  • Sienna Miller (Simone)
  • Analeigh Tipton (Vanessa)
  • Alfre Woodard (Bookmaker)
  • Robin Weigert (Dorothy)
  • Stephanie HonorĂ© (Denise)
  • Lauren Gros (Alice)
  • Justin Lebrun (Pitboss)
  • Teri Wyble (Women Buyer)
  • Yvonne Landry (Louise)
  • Jane McNeill (Bloody Mary Kate)
  • Mary Patricia Seidel (Steakhouse Waitress)
  • Anthony Howard (Larry)
  • Jayson Warner Smith (Clifford)
  • Kerry Cahill (Riverboat Waitress)
  • P.J. Marshall (Dale)
  • (Director)