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Smokin' Aces Reviews

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January 29, 2007
In this trashy Tarantino rip-off, I smell audience burn-out.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
January 29, 2007
Sloppy, slapstick, son-of-"Pulp Fiction"...it's a sucker bet!
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
January 29, 2007
All the Award-nominated films are rolling out to theatres across the country, or you get movies that just couldn't compete in the summer (Guess what, this one is not waiting for any envelopes).
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 29, 2007
Director Joe Carnahan didn't know who to emulate first in making the over-saturated "Smokin' Aces," Quentin Tarantino or Guy Ritchie. What's certain is there is absolutely no originality in this bloody, loud and incomprehensible actioner that completely w
January 27, 2007
I enjoy shot 'em up action and gritty dialog as much as any fan of this genre but I also want a story that will stay with me. Smokin' Aces didn't stay with me.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
January 27, 2007
Considering a cast that also touts Ben Affleck and Wayne Newton, Smokin' Aces should have been a veritable bachelor party of guilty pleasures. It's got guns, casinos, girls, drugs and Piven.
January 26, 2007
If Smokin' Aces had come out one month earlier, it could have been the best movie of 2006. In 07, I imagine there won't be a more exciting work of art all year. It out Tarantinos Tarantino and you just don't want it to end.
January 26, 2007
Some twists you see coming, but for the most part Joe Carnahan's clever plot keeps you guessing.
Full Review | Original Score: B
January 26, 2007
...a film that rivals "The Departed" for twists and turns. But it's one hell of a ride!
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 26, 2007
One wild super-kinetic ride. It's Oceans 11 meets Pulp Fiction and sooooooo much more.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 26, 2007
Too many crooks spoil the broth -- or, more precisely, the bloodbath -- in a wild-and-crazy crime spree that's a whole lot less than the sum of its parts.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
January 26, 2007
Carnahan sets himself up as the ringmaster of a circus filled with violent freaks. His enthusiasm is impressive, it's just a shame it's not in service of a better film.
| Original Score: 2/4
January 26, 2007
Smokin Aces is a Viagra suppository for compulsive action fetishists and a movie that may not only be dumb in itself, but also the cause of dumbness in others.
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
January 26, 2007
There's enough blood, bullets, boobs, action and octane to keep cheap bags of testosterone like myself interested.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 26, 2007
A thoroughly despicable movie. For my money a film like this deserves an NC-17 rating far more than one dealing with explicit sex.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
January 26, 2007
The gleeful sadism and snarky dialogue of the film's opening scenes quickly gives way to something darker and more disorienting, driven by a deep, coruscating disgust at the world's venal duplicity and corruption.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 26, 2007
This is from the same Joe Carnahan who impressed mightily with his Sundance hit Narc, a tale of murder and police corruption that was lean, focussed and spellbinding -- everything that Smokin' Aces isn't. What the hell happened?
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
January 26, 2007
None of the numerous, sketchily drawn characters adds up to much to care about in the short running time.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 26, 2007
Carnahan creates a spectacle of nihilism, with a number of scenes of carnage, including a shootout in an elevator. This vision is no mere gesture, as it is for, say, Guy Ritchie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 26, 2007
The intended audience must be the fan club for Scarface (Pacino's), anyone who has made a superficial pass at Quentin Tarantino's work, and anyone who felt challenged by Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.
Read More | Original Score: 0/4
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