• Boonmee

    ★★½ Watched by Boonmee 11 Mar, 2014

    It was weird seeing this after a week of binge-watching House of Cards. Every time Spacey had a close up, I expected his eyes to find the camera and go into one of his asides with that southern accent.

    Anyway, Casino Jack! It's the story of super lobbyist Jack Abramoff's rise and fall starring Spacey, Barry Pepper and Jon Lovitz (where has he been?). Basically, it's just alright. The film's peppy and humorous but quite shallow in its covering of…

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  • Bob Hovey

    ★★★ Watched by Bob Hovey 08 Jul, 2013

    It's not a documentary, nor is it a 'ripped from the headlines' fictional tale with phony names, but a reasonably accurate portrayal of lobbyist Jack Abramoff and the financial scandal surrounding him. Overall, it works pretty well... a bit episodic, and in some spots it's downright boring, but I guess that's the nature of the beast ... real life rarely has the pacing of a well-written screenplay. Spacey plays his part with adequate measures of charisma and slime, which pretty…

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  • Fesapo

    ★★★½ Watched by Fesapo 03 Jan, 2011

    77/100

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  • Jokerxgg

    ★★ Watched by Jokerxgg 10 Feb, 2014

    This movie wasn't necessarily terrible. Just boring.

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  • HD_Goofnut

    ★★★½ Added by HD_Goofnut

    When you try to think of someone who got what was coming to him Jack Abramoff is usually one that tops the list for the last decade. The film opens with Abramoff giving himself a pep talk and then shortly after we see where he is arrested. Rewind two years to the middle of President Bush's second term and we see that Abramoff is a Washington D.C. lobbyist for several Republican representatives and senators. As Abramoff has done lobbying for…

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  • ni pli

    ½ Watched by ni pli 08 Nov, 2013

    apithana kakh tainia

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  • QED

    ★★★ Added by QED

    Based on a real life scandal this film stars Kevin Spacey and is directed by George Hickenlooper. The ego and greed of a lobbyist get the better of him and he ends up involved in various scams and crimes.

    I suspect this film does not necessarily stick amazingly close to the facts as it runs under the “inspired by real events” tag but it seems that the more unbelievable elements of the story are the ones with the basis in…

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  • Alex

    ★★★ Added by Alex

    Casino Jack is the story of Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff who conned millions of dollars out of an Indian tribe. Now I'm really familiar with Abramoff's story, and I haven't heard anything about the scandal til I saw this film. The film is labelled as a dark comedy, well I'll tell you right now that it's misleading. There are a few comic parts in the film, but it's more of a drama than anything else. Casino Jack is a well…

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  • Jared Mobarak

    ★★★½ Watched by Jared Mobarak 02 Jan, 2011

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  • Connon

    ★★★ Watched by Connon 03 May, 2013

    I pretty much only watched this because I fancied watching a film about U.S. politics that wasn't too heavy like Lincoln or too cheesy like The Campaign and this fit the bill. Based on a true story supposedly but seeing as I know nothing about lobbyists I still don't know what it is Kevin Spacey's character did wrong.

    Jon Lovitz turns up and is wonderfully sleazy. My main gripe with it is that I wanted Spacey's world to fall apart…

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  • filmintel

    ★★ Watched by filmintel 30 Mar, 2013

    Part serious drama, part broad comedy, all complete mess. Tonally this is as unstable as a corrupt politician on brandy with a cocaine chaser. Because of that it can be fun, but only in a chaotic and unsatisfying way. More on the site.

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  • Ole Holgersen

    ★★★ Watched by Ole Holgersen 28 Mar, 2013 4

    A bit messy, but there is some well written dialogue here, great acting and a kick in the nuts for people who think american politics are "not all that bad".

    Interesting film.

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