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|Smokin' Aces |
Actors: Ryan Reynolds, Ray Liotta, Joseph Ruskin, Alex Rocco, Wayne Newton
Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Mystery & Suspense
Slick Las Vegas illusionist Buddy "Aces" Israel isn't playing nice. Turns out, he's telling mob secrets to the FBI. After a $1 million contract is put out on him, Aces tries to pull his greatest disappearing act before a r... more »
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Shelby K. from TOPEKA, KS
Reviewed on 8/2/2011...
This is one of those movies where you cant be interrupted while watching it. But its very good, how the characters are tied in together and the plot just gets better and better as you go on. Definitely a mind bender!
NATHAN G. (guhmineheart) from GARDEN CITY, ID
Reviewed on 4/22/2011...
This film is fun. It's not going to change your life, or become a meaningful part of your character... but it's a good time. Ridiculous, yes? Tons of great actors. Several crossovers with "Lost," which is also very fun. Ryan Reynolds plays a character that is different from much of his comedic work. A great film when you want to be entertained and not have to thing too terribly hard.
Roberta H. (Robin1) from MANCHESTER, NH
Reviewed on 12/12/2010...
Ordered it for my husband and he really liked it! Definately a "guy flick".
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Jax M. (Destructa) from SAN JOSE, CA
Reviewed on 2/17/2008...
Unforgettably weird characters and intense gunplay make this an edgy, enjoyable action flick, yet Smokin' Aces also has more than its share of gritty, gory moments and moving scenes of private tragedy. The ensemble format (like Go and Ocean's 11) effectively puts the viewer in many places, many pairs of shoes at once, and the result is a wild pinball machine where a dozen human grenades are hurtling on a collision course. Who will be thrown clear, and will there be any pieces left to pick up?
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Brian E. Erland | Brea, CA - USA | 04/19/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"`Smokin' Aces' released on DVD in '07 is the next step in the evolution of madness and mayhem begun by the '94 cult classic `Pulp Fiction' and redefined in '03 with `Kill Bill.' Like the two previously mentioned films "Smokin' Aces' presents a display of outlandish, wacked out "bad guys" and hard nosed, amoral "good guys" that will keep you riveted to the screen. The action is fast and furious, the bloodshed plentiful and the plot turns will keep you wondering where this film is taking you until the very end.
This movie is definitely not for everyone [especially children] but if you like this genre of film you'll love this one!"
It is what it is -- a great-looking, trippy action flick
Peace Brotha | Ohio, United States | 02/11/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Smokin Aces is one of the best eye candy films I have seen in years.
It is full of interesting camera angles, shocks, thrills, humor and characters that you will remember. I for one appreciate the fact that almost none of the actors were cast as you'd expect. And while SA is not what I would call a retro-style film, there are more than enough nods to the 1970's that fans of that culture like me will really get a kick out of this film's style.
And WHAT a soundtrack.
Note: there are so many plots and subplots interwoven throughout SA that you will surely need to see this movie once more to catch everything, including some of the more profound statements about the darker sides of the human psyche that the director may or may not be trying to comment on.
Some of the reviewers say there's too much violence. Hello. That's what these types of movies are about. Period.
All in all, SA is a great-looking and trippy action flick that doesn't try to be something that it isn't: "deep." Don't look for Academy Award winning ANYTHING here. But be prepared for an interesting ride that you will surely want to take again, and in 20 years it will be a lot more acclaimed than it is now. Just wait and see.
Sure it won't win any awards, but it was still fun to watch.
Peter Shermeta | Rochester, MI | 06/22/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Believe it or not, this movie was actually relatively entertaining. Even when some pretty small parts are involved, I am always interested in seeing a movie with a cast like this. Let me list a few people who made appearances in Smokin' Aces: Ryan Reynolds, Ray Liotta, Jeremy Piven, Ben Affleck, Peter Berg, Common, Andy Garcia, Alicia Keys, "that girl from Hustle & Flow," Jason Bateman and Matthew Fox.
The movie was completely ridiculous. Ryan Reynolds started to go a little overboard at the end, but other than that the movie does not take itself seriously at all. If you try to take this movie seriously, you will be grossly disappointed. Smokin' Aces combined just about every possible stereotype into a murder-for-hire movie, but did it to be satirical and did not come across as cliché. It was so ridiculous, in fact, that I considered it almost on par with a Quentin Tarantino flick.
Call me crazy, but I liked Smokin' Aces...for what it was. I was looking for an off-the-wall, shoot-'em-up, action movie and that is exactly what I got. I was even impressed with the creativity behind the story (though the end was somewhat of a let down).