When a Las Vegas performer-turned-snitch named Buddy Israel decides to turn state’s evidence and testify against the mob, it seems that a whole lot of people would like to make sure he’s no longer breathing.
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The male part of my brain took over one night, decided to watch this thing on cable, and really enjoyed the heck out of it. The female part of my brain was disappointed with my reaction to the big gun. But she was in charge when I watched 'Scarface' and so we hated that one.
The shame about this movie is that there are soooooo many people in this with great comedic timing but the movie/script doesn't have any sense of humor. the movie isn't unwatchable but it's a disappointment.
Not enough action for an action film and too stupid of a plot to make a good crime drama. Throw in unlikable, cliche characters and laughably hamfisted attempts at "stylish" cinematography and I can easily count this as one of the worst films I have ever seen.
With an ensemble cast such as this, Smokin' Aces if filmed 10 years after it's release date would have been huge. Although it did well, it's release was at the ass-end of the Ritchie era & the market was over it. Today it stands tall & has matured very, very well with high thrills & a savagely bleak ending. Watching this now feels eerie considering what happened at the Mandelay Bay Hotel this year. Solid caper. A
I am going back and reviewing movies I saw but didn't put on my filmography as I am bored, unemployed and don't have the strength to apply to 30 more jobs today like I did yesterday.
I liked the part where that horrifically violent shit happened. Something about chainsaws or something. Captain Kirk was good and weird. To bad he's cast as the pretty dude now.
Une fort étonnante oeuvre hybride qui mélange allègrement de nombreux genres cinématographiques (film noir, gore, parodie, drame, comédie) à un rythme époustouflant, entre humour cinglant et balles sifflantes, grotesque débridé et dramaturgie galopante, pour le plus grand bien du spectateur subjugué... www.cinefiches.com
I'm a fan of the "no man's land" free-for-all action genre, mainly because when you have a situation where everyone is after one objective, there's a big period of time where I can wonder who's going to prevail over the other. Stylish and well-done action.