March 28, 2008
Rated PG-13 for some violence, and sexual content including partial nudity
"21," based on Ben Mezrich's best-selling nonfiction book "Bringing Down the House: The Inside Story of Six M.I.T. Students Who Took Vegas for Millions," revolves around a group of young men who become experts in the art of card counting....
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Once a year I go see a movie by myself, and in April, I've already used up my pass. With few truly exciting films in theaters and even fewer friends willing to go see so-so movies, I had to take it upon myself to drive the five minutes to the theater and pay my $7.50 to watch 21
, the gambling movie that is likely to win its second weekend in a row. Fellow reviewer Robert Bell says, "21
is a decent film that should please mainstream moviegoers for the most part," and I have to agree with him. It isn't great, it isn't amazing, but it is entertaining, and worthwhile at least as a rental.
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