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Smokin' Aces Reviews

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November 3, 2012
A guilt-free return to the kind of stylish action thrillers that rely on strong characters just as much as they do carnage.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 28, 2009
The poor man's Guy Ritchie, which is sad since the poor man already has Guy Ritchie
May 5, 2008
The best Tarantino riff of 1994.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 22, 2007
It wants to be a Tarantino-esque dark comedy about gun-slinging, substance-abusing lowlifes. But instead it's a convoluted, slap-happy, humorless bloodfest.
July 23, 2007
Could've been a classic belch of grindhouse-throwback foolishness if not for Carnahan's apparent need to take his story seriously after all.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 11, 2007
A great ensemble cast, along with excellent direction makes this a gem worth the watch...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 25, 2007
Smokin' Aces isn't the most original endeavor, but it has enough wit, action and dramatic weight to carve out its own rightful place of honor in the crime film genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
May 3, 2007
An uneven, overly stylized mess that wants to recall Quentin Tarantino, but which only mines the glitz, not the depth or the sharpness of Tarantino's dialogue.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
April 29, 2007
It's flashy and feels hip, but I wonder if it's all just a smokescreen much like the one in the film's plot.
April 27, 2007
It's instantly engrossing, stays great for about 45 minutes and good for another 20, then begins collapsing under the oppressive weight of taking itself very, very seriously.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 16, 2007
It's never boring for a minute, and it's a ridiculous, fun waste of time.
Full Review | Original Score: B
March 24, 2007
The biggest and most unfortunate problem with Smokin' Aces is the complete lack of anyone to root for or even against.
March 7, 2007
does little more than ape some vague Quentin Tarantino/Guy Ritchie cinematic style
Full Review| Original Score: 1.5/4
February 24, 2007
A list of players doesn't quite indicate the pile-on of firepower that will converge for the final showdown, or the convolutions of plot that draw everyone to the same location.
February 23, 2007
Will you enjoy Smokin' Aces? That depends on your acceptance of the following: several pages worth of four letter words; huge bloody body counts; and nudity that is nothing more than set decoration. That's a call you will have to make for yourself.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 21, 2007
Trying too hard is the death of cool in any genre -- especially a dead one -- and Smokin' Aces has all the sophisticated plotting of a splatter-happy video game.
February 10, 2007
Every criminal has to have a quirk. That guy's a cross-dresser. He's a master of disguise. They're Nazis. She's a lesbian... Ridiculous cretins like these will make you long for the thoughtful characterizations of Boss Hogg and Sheriff Roscoe.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 8, 2007
Repellant for reasons that would take a week to list, but the biggest one is that it tries to revive a film movement that not only should stay buried, but should not have lived in the first place.
Full Review| Original Score: 1/4
February 7, 2007
It wants to be so many things at once that it never truly finds its focus, and yet it manages to be quite a blast anyway.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 5, 2007
Frenetic to the point of assaultive, Smokin' Aces resembles nothing so much as last year's Lucky Number Slevin, except with even more plot reversals, most of which don't hold up under scrutiny.
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