It seems like Runner, Runner may not be your best bet this weekend.
The film, also starring Anthony Mackie and Gemma Arterton, finds Timberlake playing a Princeton student who dives into the world of online gambling and winds up in a bit of trouble after teaming up with Affleck's wealthy businessman.
Here's a sampling of what the critics are saying...
• "Despite [its] stacked deck of a cast, Runner, Runner adds up to a little more than a charmless, paint-by-numbers thriller," writes Andrew Barker of Variety.
• "An uncompelling, sketchy telling of an intriguing crime story," notes the Hollywoood Reporter's Todd McCarthy. "A work lacking both style and insight into the netherworld it seeks to reveal."
• "Affleck almost makes this Internet-gambling drama worth slogging through; Justin Timberlake not so much," states Alonso Duralde of The Wrap. "Provides the world with very little except some great clips for Ben Affleck's eventual Golden Globe Life Achievement reel."
• "This is a lazy, trashy film that barely goes through the motions," offers Xan Brooks of The Guardian.
• "Should you take a punt on gambling thriller Runner, Runner? The high-stakes plot, glossy locations and even glossier cast certainly look tempting, but stump up the cash and you'll probably come away feeling cheated," writes Movie Talk's Jason Best.
• "Justin Timberlake and Ben Affleck give their best poker faces, but ultimately fail to convince you to gamble your cash away on this limp, unoriginal story of a man out of his depth," remarks Stephen Kelly of Total Film.
Runner, Runner hits theaters on Friday.