as far as buddy gambling movies go, Mississippi Grind it's not a new thing but a fresh one....
a Scarecrow (the 1973 Jerry Schatzberg film) with poker. and some racetrack bets and with A rate performances from Ben Mendelhson and Ryan Reynolds.
Directed by the team of Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck (It's Kind of A Funny Story, Half Nelson)
I watched this because i wanted to catch-up with a grand Ben Mendelsohn performance, cos I've just saw his big break in Rogue One, the new Star Wars toy of the (not so) Far Away Galaxy franchise.
Wrote about him in films like Animal Kingdom, Starred Up, TDKR.
coming up from the tradition of gambling movies, drifters, The Hustler to its sequel, The Color of Money, to poker films, from The Cincinnati Kid to Rounders, The Gambler and its remake-James Toback has even a cameo in it !
great blues soundtrack !
3 out of five / 6 out of ten !