Smokin' Aces

Smokin' Aces

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Smokin' Aces
An uber stylish gangster film which ‘Narc’ director Carnahan boldly described as the type of film Fellini would have made, had he made an action film. Very bold. A string of interlocking stories centre around a dying mob boss’ (Ruskin) one million dollar bounty put upon his former protégé Buddy ‘Aces’ Israel (Piven). Buddy, a Vegas magician turned gangster, has greed to testify against the mob. The FBI (including Reynolds & Liotta) attempt to protect their key witness as an array of aging and new hit men and women descend on Lake Tahoe, in a race to take Buddy out.
109 minsUK, France, USA
ActionComedyCrimeDrama
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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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While the film bristles with cinematic verve, it also is as second-hand as an antique store...

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The Guardian

The Guardian

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A fatuous piece of nasty nonsense...

1.0
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Sunday Star-Times

Sunday Star-Times

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Smokin' Aces plays like the dream project of an angry, bloodthirsty Tarantino-idolising teenager aspiring to be a film-maker...

2.0
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San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

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Joe Carnahan stumbled with his first big-budget feature, "Narc," a nihilistic, incoherent thriller, but he's back with "Smokin' Aces," which is even more nihilistic and confused than "Narc," and yet a lot better. It's better for some specific and interesting reasons...

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

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Best consumed with pizza and lots of brewskis, Joe Carnahan's Smokin' Aces is shamelessly and unapologetically a guy movie. It's lewd, crude and loaded with shootouts and hot lesbo action...

3.0
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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

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Full respect to Carnahan for making the tired crime genre feel fresh, but it would have been more fun without a last-minute attempt to make it mean something...

3.0
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BBC

BBC

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Carnahan aims for a Tarantino-style black comedy but wildly misses the mark. Instead of crafting characters to laugh with (or at, even) he indulges a sniggering schoolboy obsession with casual mutilation and silly wigs (ref. Matthew Fox). After this garish carnival of drooling lunacy, he then has the nerve to angle for pathos...

1.0
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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

While the film bristles with cinematic verve, it also is as second-hand as an antique store...

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

A fatuous piece of nasty nonsense...

1.0
0
Sunday Star-Times

Sunday Star-Times

press

Smokin' Aces plays like the dream project of an angry, bloodthirsty Tarantino-idolising teenager aspiring to be a film-maker...

2.0
0
San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

press

Joe Carnahan stumbled with his first big-budget feature, "Narc," a nihilistic, incoherent thriller, but he's back with "Smokin' Aces," which is even more nihilistic and confused than "Narc," and yet a lot better. It's better for some specific and interesting reasons...

0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

Best consumed with pizza and lots of brewskis, Joe Carnahan's Smokin' Aces is shamelessly and unapologetically a guy movie. It's lewd, crude and loaded with shootouts and hot lesbo action...

3.0
0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Full respect to Carnahan for making the tired crime genre feel fresh, but it would have been more fun without a last-minute attempt to make it mean something...

3.0
0
BBC

BBC

press

Carnahan aims for a Tarantino-style black comedy but wildly misses the mark. Instead of crafting characters to laugh with (or at, even) he indulges a sniggering schoolboy obsession with casual mutilation and silly wigs (ref. Matthew Fox). After this garish carnival of drooling lunacy, he then has the nerve to angle for pathos...

1.0
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