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"They proved the Vegas Blackjack System was beatable...by beating the hell out of it."
  • PG-13
  • 2008
  • 2 hr 3 min
  • 6.8  (231,907)
  • 48

The movie 21 is a black jack oriented drama based on the non-fiction book "Bringing Down the House", a true story about how a group of MIT students won millions of dollars betting on black jack in Las Vegas by playing a system and counting cards. The movie stars Jim Sturgess, Kate Bosworth, and Jacob Pitts among others as the students, Kevin Spacey as the professor that teaches them and leads the way to Las Vegas, and Laurence Fishburne as the casino security officer on a personal vendetta to nail the MIT professor that has been scamming Las Vegas casinos for years. The story revolves mostly around Sturgess' character Ben, a brilliant MIT undergrad who is struggling to get by financially while also wondering how he's going to pay his tuition for his upcoming entrance into medical school. Ben is recruited by Bosworth's character Jill to join the black jack team run by Spacey's character professor Micky Rosa. Ben is reluctant to join, but playing black jack is his ticket to fast cash and medical school, as well as a chance to pursue a romantic relationship with Jill. Ben quickly becomes a star on the black jack table, helping to win the team large amounts of money in a brief period of time. However, that success comes at a price. Ben's quick success creates a rivalry with Pitts' character Fisher and also causes his ego to grow to the point where he no longer feels like the team needs Micky Rosa around. Ben ultimately ends up in over his head and being chased by Fishburne's character all over Las Vegas, and while he's in the midst of losing everything the genius is forced to come up with a desperate plan to save himself and his future. The movie 21 is wildly entertaining and offers up a talented cast led by up and comer Sturgess and the veteran Spacey. It's an interesting story and rather educational for any aspiring gamblers.

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Caught On Camera
Caught On Camera

Clip - 51 sec

The Team
The Team

Clip - 55 sec

21
21

Trailer - 2 min 34 sec

The Language Of Counting
The Language Of Counting

Clip - 54 sec

Ben Joins The Team
Ben Joins The Team

Clip - 38 sec

Blackjack
Blackjack

Clip - 1 min 18 sec

Description
The movie 21 is a black jack oriented drama based on the non-fiction book "Bringing Down the House", a true story about how a group of MIT students won millions of dollars betting on black jack in Las Vegas by playing a system and counting cards. The movie stars Jim Sturgess, Kate Bosworth, and Jacob Pitts among others as the students, Kevin Spacey as the professor that teaches them and leads the way to Las Vegas, and Laurence Fishburne as the casino security officer on a personal vendetta to nail the MIT professor that has been scamming Las Vegas casinos for years.

The story revolves mostly around Sturgess' character Ben, a brilliant MIT undergrad who is struggling to get by financially while also wondering how he's going to pay his tuition for his upcoming entrance into medical school. Ben is recruited by Bosworth's character Jill to join the black jack team run by Spacey's character professor Micky Rosa. Ben is reluctant to join, but playing black jack is his ticket to fast cash and medical school, as well as a chance to pursue a romantic relationship with Jill.

Ben quickly becomes a star on the black jack table, helping to win the team large amounts of money in a brief period of time. However, that success comes at a price. Ben's quick success creates a rivalry with Pitts' character Fisher and also causes his ego to grow to the point where he no longer feels like the team needs Micky Rosa around. Ben ultimately ends up in over his head and being chased by Fishburne's character all over Las Vegas, and while he's in the midst of losing everything the genius is forced to come up with a desperate plan to save himself and his future.

The movie 21 is wildly entertaining and offers up a talented cast led by up and comer Sturgess and the veteran Spacey. It's an interesting story and rather educational for any aspiring gamblers.

21 is a 2008 drama with a runtime of 2 hours and 3 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.8 and a MetaScore of 48.

Where to Watch 21

21 is available to watch, stream, download and buy on demand at Amazon Prime, Hulu, Apple TV, Amazon, Google Play, YouTube VOD and Vudu. Some platforms allow you to rent 21 for a limited time or purchase the movie and download it to your device.

  • Release Date
    2008
  • MPAA Rating
    PG-13
  • Runtime
    2 hr 3 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    6.8  (231,907)
  • Metascore
    48