The most awaited poker movie premiered on 20th September and was received well by the audience.
It was not after seeing the movie that I understood the reason as to why the film rates highly among poker players.
The term proposition betting is synonymous with gambling, especially in poker. Therefore, the fact that the movie revolves around a proposition bet made it an instant hit with poker players. Also, the film can be categorized as a comedy which makes it ideal for family viewing. Even though the film has a 5.2/10 IMDB rating, its success across the board was unprecedented.
Just when we thought Vince Van Patten’s career was dead in the water, he made a powerful comeback with the 7 days to Vegas film. Van Patten’s glory acting appeared to have been long gone, with the poker pro failing to land an acting gig in over a decade. However, after watching the 7 Days to Vegas, we can all conclude that Van Patten has gotten his mojo back. He is even better compared to the roles he played in his pre-teen and teen years.
If you are yet to watch the movie, then you are missing out on the gambling movie of the decade.
Here are samples of reviews from various news outlets
Gambling insiders will recognize the authentic representation of that world throughout the movie. But even if you don’t know a busted straight from a royal flush and you’ve never heard of a prop bet until now, “7 Days to Vegas” works as a broad and funny comedy about some truly bent but hilarious characters. Richard Roeper-Chicago Sun Times
There are compulsive gamblers, and then there’s the rest of us — a fact that Walk to Vegas embraces with a genial spirit. The best thing about the movie, the first feature directed by actor Eric Balfour, is that it doesn’t take itself too seriously. Co-scripters Vincent Van Patten and Steve Alper get the insane thrill ride of high-stakes wagers, and the cast, led by Van Patten, is in sync with the serious loopiness of the enterprise at hand: a 280-mile trek from the San Fernando Valley to Sin City, for a seven-figure jackpot. The Hollywood Reporter
Here are a couple of reviews I lifted from Amazon
What a fun film! I actually watched it twice which I never do. It’s funny and I thought very well written. I found myself laughing out loud in some of the scenes. I loved the ending, but no spoiler info out of my mouth. I liked this film from start to finish! Bravo!!
Excellent movie! Well written and full of laughs. I watched it twice and both of my sons watched it too. We were all laughing. If you want to see a movie that has good acting, funny and a well-written script I recommend this movie. There is even a little surprise at the end
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