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Casino Jack Reviews

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Matt Joseph
We Got This Covered
November 3, 2013
Casino Jack is a funny and enjoyable film with great performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
October 2, 2013
too little too late
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Will Leitch
June 22, 2013
Hickenlooper was a talented director with a clear, passionate love of movies. It's a shame his last one had to be this one.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Roger Moore
Movie Nation
January 23, 2013
[Hickenlooper] tried to make sense of it all, and then conjured "a Hollywood ending." The trouble is, the Hollywood/D.C. hustler Jack Abramoff never actually provided one.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Ben Kendrick
October 4, 2012
Hickenlooper's approach to the subject plus a great performance by Kevin Spacey make Casino Jack an enjoyable comedy and thought provoking social commentary.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Laurence Boyce
The Baltic Times
December 13, 2011
Rather flat, but for Spacey's performance alone this is a fine examination of the U.S. political system and its inherent problems.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
September 29, 2011
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Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
James Luxford
The National
September 1, 2011
Spacey and Hickenlooper take a sensitive, and possibly quite provocative subject and retell it in a way that is perhaps easier to reach for the not so politically inclined.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
May 15, 2011 odd and benighted film.
Full Review | Original Score: 82/100
Rich Heldenfels
Akron Beacon Journal
May 5, 2011
Excellent performances by Kevin Spacey and Barry Pepper in a movie that does measure up to its real-life story. And Jon Lovitz nearly steals the movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
James Plath
Movie Metropolis
April 17, 2011
"Casino Jack" works as a political film, it works as Shakespearian tragedy, and it works on the level of just plain Kevin Spacey goofiness.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Mike Ward
March 19, 2011
Hollywood is getting obsessed with the growing financial porn genre, where white-collar criminals get fluffed by accounting firms and the slow-motion perp walk is the new money shot. They're exploitative, best watched alone, and let's admit
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
March 2, 2011
Setting aside the question of the wisdom of treating the material as comedy, the bigger problem is that Casino Jack simply isn't very funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
February 18, 2011
The depiction of Abramoff as a rogue and rascal who becomes the fall guy in an assembly of hypocrites seems to be a whitewash at best.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Liz Braun
Jam! Movies
January 28, 2011
What distinguishes Casino Jack, one version of lobbyist Jack Abramoff's story, is that it's often incomprehensible. That, we hasten to add, is not a good thing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Kate Taylor
Globe and Mail
January 28, 2011
The film has a complicated political story to tell, and its erratically suspenseful narrative often detracts from its central interest - what makes Abramoff tick.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Linda Barnard
Toronto Star
January 27, 2011
Casino Jack is really two movies: a convoluted tale about the exploits of disgraced Washington super-lobbyist Jack Abramoff, coupled with a zealous-if-misguided performance from Kevin Spacey in the title role.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Matt Kelemen
Las Vegas CityLife
January 26, 2011
There's a morality tale in here somewhere, but the director fell in love with his subject along the way and lost perspective.
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
January 19, 2011
Doesn't quite take its satire far enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
January 17, 2011
a darkly humorous, but uneven cautionary tale that takes too many easy potshots at Bush-era religious conservatives
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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