More and more films premiere on Video on Demand — if they don’t simply bypass a theatrical release altogether. Because VOD reviews are often scarce and hard to find, Criticwire created VODetails, a recurring column to help you figure out whether a new VOD release is worth your hard-earned dollar. This time we’re looking at “Holy Rollers: The True Story of Card Counting Christians,” a documentary that looks at how a group of devout blackjack players try to make millions at various casinos.
Director: Bryan Storkel
Cast: Ben Crawford, Colin Jones
Official Synopsis: “‘Holy Rollers’ follows the rise of the Church Team, arguably the largest and most well funded blackjack team in America. No one expected a group of Christians to be in the business of card-counting. In their short existence, they take millions from casinos. Inspite of the team’s phenomenal success, many team members deal with the personal conflict of how to be a Christian and count cards for a living. Then the team’s winnings decrease drastically and questions start being raised as to whether someone might be stealing. Is it possible? Of course. But do they trust their teammates? Absolutely. Maybe.“