Casino Jack (2010) - Rotten Tomatoes - Reviews

The masterful “Casino Jack and the United States of Money” is the latest from prolific Academy Award-winning documentary muckraker Alex Gibney (“Taxi to the Dark Side”), and it is as lucid, damning and infuriating as his other work. He and his deft production team weave a compelling, sardonic and elementally shocking portrait of the lobbyist and convicted swindler Jack Abramoff and his As a result of the film choosing not to document the systemic abuse that ran rampantly through these textile-based dictatorships, "Casino Jack" could remain an amiable comedy, perhaps out of an affinity for Jason Reitman's "Thank You For Smoking", another film that didn't fully actualize the ramifications of a lobbyist's handiwork. The filmmaker wouldn't be able to get away with humanizing Instead, “Casino Jack” is a moral parable that greed is bad. (Except, if you don’t get caught.) This is not the kind of film you would call likable. If you want to get the real skinny on Casino Jack and his amazing story, see the Alex Gibney documentary. If you just want to be entertained for a couple of hours, rent the movie. Casino Jack. Directed by George Hickenlooper Starring Kevin Spacey, Barry Pepper and Kelly Preston Now on release in Europe. Mediocrity is where most people live," says Jack Abramoff (played by Kevin Spacey) in the opening scene of Casino Jack. "You're either a big leaguer or a slave clawing your way on to the C Train!" I'm intrigued that the makers of this film have no bone to pick with that Political movies often play cute in drawing parallels with actual figures. They drop broad hints that a character is “really” Dick Cheney or Bill Clinton and so on. “Casino Jack” is so forthright, it is stunning. The film is “inspired by real events,” and the characters in this film have the names of the people in those real events: Jack Abramoff, Michael Scanlon, Rep. Tom DeLay This balance between the unconscionable Abramoff dealings and the comedy of the insecure, as well as desperate, men behind them is what makes the story of the real-life Casino Jack such a compelling film. The ultimate message of the film can be heavy-handed at times; but if nothing else, the film raises awareness and prompts discussion, regarding the influential role of lobbyists in Washington Slick superlobbyist Jack Abramoff is the colorful subject of "Casino Jack" a similarly slick and undeniably entertaining true-life D.C. crime story, boasting a robust Kevin Spacey performance. Music, Film, TV and Political News Coverage Casino Jack - Rolling Stone Golden Globe nominee Kevin Spacey has a ball and then some playing the devil inside Jack Abramoff, the corrupt GOP lobbyist Two-time Academy Award Winner Kevin Spacey gives the performance of a lifetime in CASINO JACK, a riotous new film starring Spacey as a man hell bent on acquiring all that the good life has to offer. In the first and best scene of George Hickenlooper’s “Casino Jack,” Jack Abramoff, played with furious relish by Kevin Spacey, delivers a ranting, self-justifying monologue to a men’s room

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