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Jim Sturgess plays a brilliant but impecunious maths student who's recruited by his professor (Kevin Spacey).

Every weekend he and four classmates head to Vegas where their card-counting system wins at all the top casinos. The screenplay is dismal, the team's disguises ridiculous and the overall air of smugness insufferable – and we haven't even started on Kevin Spacey. When, and how, did the suave chameleon of The Usual Suspects and LA Confidential become the mannered, self-important creep of today?