The Card Counter (2021)
September 27, 2021 9:51 AM - Subscribe

Redemption is the long game in Paul Schrader's THE CARD COUNTER. Told with writer/director Schrader's trademark cinematic intensity, the revenge thriller tells the story of an ex-military interrogator turned gambler haunted by the ghosts of his past
posted by carmicha (3 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Spoiler to Provide Content/Trigger Warning for MeFites Yet to See the Movie: The flashbacks to an Abu Ghraib-style interrogation facility are intense and disturbing.
posted by carmicha at 9:59 AM on September 27, 2021

If Schrader was trying to recapture the quiet intensity of 'First Reformed', he failed. I really felt there was no drama or tension at all in this flick - and that's a feat in a story where the central character is a professional gambler.
posted by spudsilo at 5:09 PM on September 27, 2021 [2 favorites]

I gotta be honest: I love Schrader, I can't wait to see this movie, but I actually can wait to see this movie. I've gotta really question the wisdom of making a movie that is mostly going to appeal to adults an exclusive to theaters venture during a pandemic.
posted by kittens for breakfast at 3:43 AM on October 5, 2021

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