Casino Jack 2013

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Starring:
Kevin Spacey
Runtime:
1 hour 48 minutes

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Casino Jack

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Genres Action & Adventure
Director George Hickenlooper
Starring Kevin Spacey
Studio Signature Entertainment Ltd
BBFC rating Suitable for 15 years and over
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Scaroth, Last of the Jagaroth on 24 Mar 2013
Format: DVD
This semi-biographical tale of a crooked Washington DC lobbyist: Jack Abramoff, who is brought down when he makes some unwise choices of business partners, ultimately felt very unsatisfying; like a meal that you've really been looking forward to but which just doesn't make the grade. Kevin Spacey is a fine stage and screen actor, but his morally bloated and physically unprepossessing lobbyist was just irritating, with his constant stream of third-rate impersonations from classic movies, his odious mannerisms, and his unwavering arrogance and self-belief in the face of rock-solid proof of his inadequacies as a human being. Along with his gormless partner in crime Michael Scanlon (an obnoxious Barry Pepper), unfathomably loyal wife Pam (Kelly Preston), and repellent stooge - licentious mattress salesman Adam Kidan, Abramoff proceeds to barge his way into any area which will boost his own bank balance, until hubris finally trips him up.
Overall this is a well-made movie, but I just felt it lacked soul, and only really served as a reminder of just how much folly and greed we are all capable of.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Graham Chapman on 14 July 2012
Format: DVD
The rise and fall of 'superlobbyist', Jack Abramoff. Enjoyable story of politics, corruption and revenge. (Memo to self: never leave your lover's panties lying around.) Some of the political and business shenanigans were hard to follow (for me). But Kevin Spacey was captivating throughout and carries the film as a kind of Ari Gold (Entourage) of lobbying. One of his best performances for a while I think. Great support acting from Jon Lovitz and Barry Pepper too. It's a dialogue-heavy, slightly theatrical drama and I think it is basically only interesting to those who like to read about American politics or American business scandals - Enron, (for example). All in all, though, a good film. Great clip at the end of the real Abramoff, more unshaven and sleazier looking than Spacey.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Rowena Hoseason HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on 5 Jun 2014
Format: DVD
Casino Jack has all the ingredients to be a winner. It’s got Kevin Spacey, ranting his socks off in an opening monologue of supreme self-justification. Barry Pepper puts in a solid turn as his wild-living, womanising sidekick – the kind of role Matthew McConnaghey would have been offered five years ago. The plot reveals the worst excesses of the rich and powerful – corporations bribing politicians via men like Casino jack, the lobbyists of Capitol Hill.

Except that somehow this all fell quite flat. It’s a sorta ‘so what?’ story. As if we didn’t know that donations to campaign funds weren’t made in return for votes, endorsements and smoothing the way through committee stages. And how could any aspect of the native American gaming situation be anything other than underhand manipulation of an impoverished people?
The subplot involving a mafia hitman and a string of casino cruise ships in Florida is played for laughs more than dramatic effect, and the Wolf of Wall Street does the whole corporate greed thing so much better. So instead we’re left with a solid performance from Spacey as the influential man who knows everyone and has a finger in every pie… but in the end who pushes his own myth too far until no one in the system will even take his calls and there’s absolutely no loyalty among lobbyists, it seems.

It’s an entertaining film, but a little rudderless and puzzling – not shocking, not funny, not sad. Based on a true story it may be – could’ve done with spicing up a little more to make it into something genuinely gripping.
6/10
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By J. Cameron on 12 July 2014
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Good film great actor. Good efficient service.
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You nearly always get a good movie with Kevin Spacey and this was no exception. Wasn't one I had heard of until I saw the trailer with another movie. Based on true events I believe. The way politics seem to be done in the USA never ceases to amaze.
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By james berry on 25 April 2014
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I just love kevin Spacy , what an actor. Is this really how politics works in the land of the free?.I suppose the British way is just as bad.Thankfully freedom of speech is revered in the States enough to allow a film like this too be made.It goes to show reality is more frightening than any made up stories,
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By dido on 28 Feb 2013
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Can you go wrong with Kevin? Answer see the film. A quiet film with great performances, Barry Pepper brings his A game.
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