Luketic Draws a Good Hand in ‘21′


What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas … until you get caught. At least that’s the lesson that director Robert Luketic tries to depict through his movie “21.”
Inspired by the critically acclaimed non-fiction novel “Bringing Down the House” by Ben Mezrich, “21” is a cunning movie based on a true story about a group of MIT students who practiced card-counting and used these skills to take millions of dollars from various casinos in Vegas.
Ben Campbell (Jim Sturgess) is a shy, socially awkward and introverted MIT student who dedicates his life to intense studying habits, working at a low-paying job as a menswear salesman and entering science competitions with his equally nerdy long-time friends. The epitome of a modern-day boy genius with impeccable standardized test scores and a perfect 4.0 GPA, he falls short in one thing