All In Reviews
All In is the story of Alicia "Ace" Anderson, a first year medical student and a gifted poker player.
I had A LOT of problems with this movie. First, the acting was terrible. I love Reservoir Dogs, and no one is cooler than Mr. Blonde. I have great respect for Michael Madsen as an actor, but even he wasn't able to pull this movie out of the acting toilet.
My second issue was the script was horrible, and there were plot holes galore, something that I just can't stand. One being, since when do they let first year med students have patients on the second day of class? The whole sub plot of her being a med student and the corrupt doctors, should have been axed because it just added to the whole rotten smell of this film.
Third, if you are going to base a movie on a real life poker tournament, check your facts and know the rules. The big time poker playing doctor, had never actually played a real live poker tournament in his life. In a real poker tourney, you can not splash your chips into a pot, and it's just rude besides.
I did appreciate the fact that they had John Juanda and Eric Seidel in there, playing themselves, as real life pro players. That earned the movie a star, and Michael Madsen earned it the other half a star for being cool.
If you want to be entertained by poker playing, just catch the WSOP of the World Poker Tour on ESPN or the Travel Channel. I would rather listen to poker cry baby Phil Hellmuth whine for an hour and half, then to ever have to see this movie again.
Wrong about meds students. Wrong about poker.
wow... shit burger...