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Casino Jack Reviews

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November 3, 2013
Casino Jack is a funny and enjoyable film with great performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
October 2, 2013
too little too late
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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+
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
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
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
September 29, 2011
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Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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
May 15, 2011
...an odd and benighted film.
Full Review | Original Score: 82/100
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
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
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 it...hot.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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
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
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
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
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
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.
January 19, 2011
Doesn't quite take its satire far enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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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