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      Finder's Fee

      R 2001 1h 40m Drama List
      60% Tomatometer 5 Reviews 58% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings This crime drama by director Jeff Probst follows Tepper (Erik Palladino), a young man who discovers a wallet on the street. After Tepper contacts the wallet's owner, Avery Phillips (James Earl Jones), he realizes that it has a winning lottery ticket inside worth millions. Tepper's moral dilemma gets more complicated when his poker-playing crew, including Quigley (Ryan Reynolds) and Fishman (Matthew Lillard), arrive for their regular game, which involves betting with lottery tickets. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Film Threat Rated: 4/5 Dec 6, 2005 Full Review Film Threat Rated: 2.5/5 Dec 6, 2005 Full Review Film Threat Rated: 2.5/5 Nov 20, 2003 Full Review Film Threat Rated: 4/5 Nov 20, 2003 Full Review David Cornelius eFilmCritic.com Probst has crafted a nifty little story for his film debut, and I'm actually looking forward to see what he'll do next. Who knew? Rated: 4/5 Oct 31, 2003 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member This movie is like watching paint dry on a wall, and then having the cool-aid man crash through it. Except for the very end of the movie, nothing happens but people talking. Even the poker they are playing is boring. It is hard to comment on the director's skills, because it does not appear any direction took place. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 01/24/23 Full Review Audience Member I think we’ve discovered a cure for insomnia! Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 01/19/20 Full Review Audience Member Crossed paths with this movie while looking for something "included with Prime" and, well, I saw some playing cards and am a sucker for anything "gambling" ... it kept my attention and would recommend to friends. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/15/23 Full Review Audience Member An underrated gem. I first saw this in 2006 or so and was captivated. I waited years to find it again and I'm glad it still holds up. A compelling story, good acting by Ryan Reynolds and James Earl Jones, and a dope ending. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/14/23 Full Review anthony b Gets 2 stars on a technicality because it is watchable... like a car wreck is watchable. Finder's Fee is a lame, textbook indie that is as harmless as it is vanilla and as vanilla as it is unremarkable. Not until the "finale" when everything goes wildly wrong tonally to the extent that you can envision the screenwriter scrambling to finish his script before he completely loses interest, does Finder's Fee become entertaining... on a technicality. Minus the lead who I of course recognized as Amanda Beckett's cousin from Can't Hardy Wait ( a far better film) the cast is solid. Mathew Lillard is basically a human cartoon character, which is always fun, Ryan Reynolds (in his nobody years) is likable like all Canadians, they even got that Irish guy whose name I can't remember to play an endearing wussy, and James Earl Jones rounds out the numbers adequately given his age. Unfortunately, there were several moments when Mr. Jones was struggling to breathe so much he sounded a little like Darth Vader. I joke but it was actually pretty depressing. I went into this film expecting a cheap Rounders knockoff but for a story that revolves around playing cards, Finder's Fee has nothing to do with the game of Poker, probably because filmmaker Jeff Probst knows as much about Poker as he does filmmaking, which isn't nearly as much as he knows about hosting reality TV shows like Survivor... yeah, look it up. lol Rated 2 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member good twisty thriller and director debut fore 'survivor" host jeff probst Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis This crime drama by director Jeff Probst follows Tepper (Erik Palladino), a young man who discovers a wallet on the street. After Tepper contacts the wallet's owner, Avery Phillips (James Earl Jones), he realizes that it has a winning lottery ticket inside worth millions. Tepper's moral dilemma gets more complicated when his poker-playing crew, including Quigley (Ryan Reynolds) and Fishman (Matthew Lillard), arrive for their regular game, which involves betting with lottery tickets.
      Director
      Jeff Probst
      Producer
      Katy Wallin, Brad Van Arragon, Shawn Williamson
      Screenwriter
      Jeff Probst
      Production Co
      Shavick Entertainment Inc.
      Rating
      R (Language)
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Mar 1, 2010
      Runtime
      1h 40m
      Sound Mix
      Surround
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