This was brilliant and Spacey and Sturgess are well matched as the upstart mathematical genius and his OCD college professor with a pricey gambling habit. Fishburne seems to be doing a cameo here and that doesn’t fit his larger than life abilities, he definitely needed more meat than this skimpy bit. Spacey is edgy, angry, and arrogant and pushes all the right buttons. Sturgess leads his fellow MITers on a wild ride of gambling success, teasing the law, and hustling with the cards. He learns lessons in love and friendship and earns his tuition. Money or the love and need for it can give some priceless experiences. This is even better as it is based on a true story. Truth is always stranger than fiction. Harnessing genius when hormones are at play can be dangerous work. Vegas never looked better!