Casino Jack And The United States Of Money Reviews

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February 3, 2011
January 29, 2011
January 29, 2011
September 16, 2010
Auds will feel info-glut over the course of the two-hour-plus film, which is hardly the desirable response for a piece of reporting on the vital issue of the corrupting effect of money in American politics.
July 18, 2010
The narrative trots all over the globe, including stops for labor exploitation in the Marianas Islands, dealings with Russian mobsters,ripping off Indian tribes in the desert southwest, and jetting to Scotland to golf with impressionable politicians.
May 21, 2010
That the film is overlong ultimately testifies to its importance, though after a while, the outrageous details start to run together like surreal satire. Except, of course, that it's all true.
May 21, 2010
Abramoff documentary is appalling, entertaining
May 20, 2010
Gibney is a busy boy, and he draws the lines between Abramoff and his friends -- and his friends' friends -- with the documentary equivalent of a highlighter.
May 20, 2010
Casino Jack is designed as an indictment of a whole culture of influence peddling, a Beltway way of life where a pat on the back often comes with a kickback.
May 19, 2010
The picture is briskly edited, and the energy never lags. But the amount of information the viewer is asked to process is voluminous -- and never stops coming.
May 14, 2010
Superlobbyist, Republican wheeler-dealer, and convicted felon Jack Abramoff may seem like old news right now -- he's been trumped by Bernie Madoff et al. -- but what he represents, alas, is all too evergreen.
May 14, 2010
The snarky tone, use of musical puns and jokey graphics (was Keith Olbermann an executive producer?) undermine the impact of the story.
May 13, 2010
It's a story well told, but Abramoff's voice is missing: Gibney interviewed him in prison but could not film him. You wonder what this sweet-talker might say for himself, looking back over that long, ugly money trail.
May 13, 2010
The crimes of conservative superlobbyist Jack Abramoff are already receding into the hopeless murk of congressional history, so this epic documentary by Alex Gibney is even more welcome for its reach.
May 10, 2010
It really is compelling.
May 10, 2010
It's very entertaining as well as appalling.
May 10, 2010
Casino Jack is audience-friendly without turning into a Michael Moore-ish clown show.
May 7, 2010
Mr. Abramoff may be in prison, but there are no signs that his kind of high-powered lobbying, which one talking head describes as "legalized bribery," is a thing of the past.
May 7, 2010
Ultimately, it becomes a Rorschach test of the viewer's cynicism: Does it shock you? You must not live in Washington, read the newspaper or follow politics. Are you horrified? Congratulations, and now wise up.
May 7, 2010
Watching Casino Jack and the United States of Money made me sick to my stomach.
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