A rousing western adventure of the men and women who made the West, Aces N' Eights is a sure-fire winning draw you can bet on. A war is waged when a small group of steadfast landowners in the frontier town of Nogales band ... more »together against a ruthless railroad man who strives to take their land and lay tracks. His cold-blooded gunmen have killed before to get what they want, but now they've finally met their match. What ensues is a classic battle of good versus evil. Featuring an all-star ensemble cast including Oscare and Golden Golbe winner Wenest Borgine, Casper Van Dien, And Bruce Boxleitner, Aces N' Eights is now available for the first time on DVD!« less
""Aces N' Eights" (the title has nothing to do with the story, BTW) revives the old chestnut about the railroad forcing landowners off their property, spiced up with names like Ernest Borgnine (as the most stubborn homesteader), William Atherton (as the nasty railroad bureaucrat, naturally), Casper Van Dien and Bruce Boxleitner (both quite good as gunmen who develop consciences) and Jeff Kober (looking eerily like Denis Leary as the most bloodthirsty of Atherton's men). A minuscule budget and pedestrian direction (by Craig R. Baxley) does the film in, with poorly-staged action scenes, continuity problems, and an annoying reliance on tight close-ups.
It's all been done before, and done better..."Aces N' Eights" is for undiscriminating western fans only!"
Ernie is the reason for both stars...
Richardson | Sunny California USA | 05/15/2008
(2 out of 5 stars)
"This is a tired and very played out story...the acting is pretty hack level and the direction is by the numbers. Ernest Borgnine is a gem and everything he does is "authentic" while pretty much everything else feels a notch below a quality movie of the week circa 1972. Bruce Boxleithner's paunchy brown toothed gunslinger isn't bad though its a cliche part/character. I wasted 9 bucks on it...don't go out of your way to find it on cable. I love westerns...this isn't going to do ANYTHING for the genre."
R. CROSBY | Northern, illinois | 12/21/2008
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Just an average Oater. If you like westerns as much as I do, you'll love it for what it is. Classic good vs. evil cowboy flick plot. As a movie the wife might like to watch with you, forget it. Pretty lame and a bore as far as a movies go. For (baby-boomers and beyond) Guys only."
Aces N' Eights
Tammy M. Karnuth | USA | 01/13/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Seen aces n' eights, liked the movie and just had to buy it. It is a good western, if you like them."
Get out of the way... you're holding up progress
R. Bagula | Lakeside, Ca United States | 06/17/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"A story about hired guns and the railroad. The bad guys are killing anybody who won't sell on the right of way. It gives "Eminent domain" a new definition for the wild west. Something like "redevelopment' in the inner city in modern times? In MOB terms they call it an offer that you can't refuse: here they call it the "dead man's poker hand". The picture this movie gives is of smaller holding farmers being killed and their property taken by organized railroad thugs. When they kill an old man who had an hired hand who was once a gunslinger, trouble in a large destructive way ( a shoot out) takes place. I wouldn't call the result an happy ending."