Smokin' Aces Reviews

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November 3, 2018
A poor effort, packed with sub-par Tarantino-esque anecdotes.
August 28, 2009
The poor man's Guy Ritchie, which is sad since the poor man already has Guy Ritchie
August 7, 2008
May 5, 2008
The best Tarantino riff of 1994.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
February 3, 2007
Not a fresh idea emerges from this risible exercise in muscle-car camerawork, squib-crazy shoot-outs and self-admiring pyrotechnics.
February 3, 2007
February 3, 2007
If you like blood, this is a film for you, but otherwise, it's not nearly funny or gory enough to satisfy. Fugeddaboutit.
February 3, 2007
There are a few moments of striking visuals along with Mauro Fiore's generic Vegas cinematography, but nothing that can't be done about as well in a video game.
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