The Runner - Netflix
On "The Runner", where the top prize is \$1 million, one person, the chosen "Runner", attempts to make it across the U.S. unnoticed over the course of 30 days while following clues about his or her itinerary, including mandated checkpoints. At the same time, eight two-person teams, "Chasers," equipped with mobile devices that also receive clues, try to track the Runner's moves and make a capture before the next checkpoint is reached. People at home can play along on go90 in real time and provide tips and information that can help capture the Runner for cash rewards. Real-time video updates are provided on go90 throughout the game, with multiple updates released each day.
Runtime: 60 minutes
The Runner - Runner Runner - Netflix
Runner Runner is a 2013 American crime thriller film directed by Brad Furman, written by Brian Koppelman and David Levien and starring Justin Timberlake, Ben Affleck, Gemma Arterton and Anthony Mackie. Some parts of this narrative are based on the life of Nat Arem, a professional poker player and former accountant at Deloitte Touche who helped uncover cheating in online poker by using statistical methods to analyze thousands of games. The film was released in the United States on October 4, 2013, received generally negative reviews from critics and grossed $62 million.
The Runner - Critical response - Netflix
Runner Runner received mostly negative reviews from critics. Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a rating of 8%, based on 113 reviews. The site's consensus reads, “It has an impressive cast and an intriguing premise, but Runner Runner wastes them on a bland, haphazardly assembled thriller with very little payoff.” Metacritic gives the film a score of 36 out of 100, based on reviews from 31 critics, indicating “generally unfavorable reviews”. Audiences surveyed by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of “C” on an A+ to F scale.
The Runner - References - Netflix