It takes a certain misdirection to make the talent of a good cast (Ben Affleck, Justin Timberlake and Gemma Arterton) disappear right before your eyes. “Runner Runner”, clumsily directed by Brad Furman (“The Lincoln Lawyer“) from a lousy script by Brian Koppelman and David Levien does exactly that. So what’s it about? That’s hard to say. The two credited screenwriters might disagree but I don’t even know if they worked together on this silly script. The movie opens with Timberlake trying to pay his way through college with online gambling. Later on he travels to Costa Rica to confront the man (a miscast Ben Affleck who should stick to directing) behind the online poker site that cheated him. If you can’t figure out what happens next, you’ve probably dozed off, a fair response to a movie that gets worse as it goes along. The actors work hard but their characters are sketchily drawn and it’s a crime to waste their talent on such nonsense. Just like Timberlake’s character, I left this movie feeling cheated.