I didn't know much about this one and I am glad I didn't since the only people who sound like they didn't like it are the ones who read the book first. I loved that the actors were likeable and that there were women and not just men gamblers. I loved the story with all the intricacies. It was a fun film and I wasn't bored for one minute. Kevin Spacey great, as usual, the young actor who played the lead was a person you could root for and the supporting cast were all individual and unique actors who didn't just blend into a non-memory. Now I want to see the documentary on the History channel and read the book!