“" Even though the poker tournament itself is boring, this movie still could have been laugh out loud funny.
“It's more of a display of Penn's attempt at 'riding on the edge' of any conventional-type comedy film, meaning it's an (obviously)'improvisational comedy that centers around a cardgame ('The Grand')...
“ Overall, it's original, funny and engaging.
“ It should be very funny and entertaining.
“ The Grand (2008)*** Zak Penn, writer of various superhero pictures, makes his return to the directors chair in this wildly uneven but nevertheless entertaining improvisational comedy.
“ From what I've read, the guys in the movie actually played the poker straight and they didn't know who was going to win or lose, so the movie was intriguing for its comedy and its poker.
“ So, it was very entertaining, it includes very good jokes, deep emotions, it shows relationships between each other and their attitude to game.
“ It wasn't great art, like Werner's normal movies, but tremendously entertaining.
“ don't waste your time seeing this movie, its seriously the worst thing I've seen in a long time.
“ Very talented and entertaining cast.
“ In my opinion, this kind of storytelling and comedy is infinitely more satisfying and memorable than a big comedy production starring the latest funny man on the scene and filled with empty laughs.
“As executed by writer/director Zak Penn, the poker scenes are particularly languid and lifeless and utterly incomprehensible to any non-poker players who may happen to be a part of the audience.
“ From the opening credits I was immersed in this world of high stakes gambling, which really isn't so glamorous when you look at it from this angle.
“ I didn't find it funny or anything and I watched it because of the poker, and it really is worth watching if you want to learn about poker.
“ His scenes ran way too long for them joke-to-time ratio.
“ Gabe Kaplan is incredibly dull.
“ If you like and have played Texas hold 'em, you will find this movie entertaining as s**t ;] and you will rate it 9/10.
“ ' Anyway, it's not a great film, but the comedy makes it enjoyable.
“ dull, unfunny parody .
“ That's one of the films shortest, and yet most entertaining scenes.