Guns, Girls and Gambling 2012

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When a priceless Apache war mask is stolen from an Indian casino and all hell breaks loose random stranger, John Smith (Slater), soon finds himself caught in the middle when he becomes the prime suspect.

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1 hour, 25 minutes

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Guns, Girls and Gambling

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Product Details

Genres Action & Adventure, Comedy
Director Michael Winnick
Studio Signature Entertainment
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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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By THE MOVIE GUY on 14 April 2014
Format: DVD
This is a wannabe grindhouse. It has all the style, but not the substance. John Smith (Christian Slater) is at an Indian casino and participates in an Elvis impersonator contest. One of the contestants steals a rare mask from the casino which culminates into a hunt for Elvis impersonators.

"The Blonde" (Helena Mattsson) recites Edgar Allen Poe poetry and rather badly as she too hunts for the mask. This grindhouse aspect of Poe reading was done rather well by Daryl Hannah in "Eldorado 3D." The fact is that they stole the idea and could not improve upon it.

Be warned that Christian Slater performed as well in this one as he did in "Hatfields and McCoys: Bad Blood" and "Soldiers of Fortune."

The film has some twists, but lacks any serious clues, so don't look for any. The dialogue and jokes become stale as we get a constant barrage of Native American vs. Indian or midget Elvis vs. little person Elvis humor. The Asian listing the stereotypes wasn't funny either. It is a film for those who will watch anything grindhouse, even those that don't measure up. Wayne Gretzy's daughter Paulina has a minor role as "the deputy."

Parental Guide: F-bomb, sex, nudity (Heather Roop).
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Tony on 25 July 2014
Format: DVD
This 2011 (or according to IMDb 2012) released movie stars Christian Slater as John Smith who takes part in an Elvis Presley competition (after his wallet is stolen by a call girl) in a casino at an Native American reservation run by The Chief, he then gets to play poker with the other Elvis impersonators which includes Gary Oldman who's known as Elvis.

The next day John Smith gets woken up on the table by the Casino owners henchmen who accuse him of stealing this sacred Native American mask, they stick him in the boot of his car and they drive him in the middle of the desert, later John Smith manages to rip through the back seat, the both henchmen are shot dead, he manages to make it at a small town then suddenly everyone he meets (including some of those Elvis impersonators) try to kill him for the mask due to the reward money offered, not to give anymore away this movie has so many twists and turns along the way.

As for the other characters they appear in the movie sporadically especially the Gary Oldman one, the names that are given seem like they are poking fun of the movies made by Tarantino, like The Blonde, The Rancher, The Indian to name but a few, in regards to the performances real life martial artist Helena Mattsson as The Blonde steals the movie, she comes across as Lara Croft with the skin tight clothes, cleavage with two guns strapped behind plus she reads poetry before she assassinates someone, Christian Slater is cool as usual, the supporting actors give weight and conviction, if you want to see a good Quentin Tarantino movie that he never made I highly recommemd this.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By K. G. A. Alavi on 10 Nov. 2014
Format: DVD
A watchable b class movie. The film is just weird enough, just violent enough, just silly enough (without being completely stupid) to keep my interest. The biggest clue I can give about the film is everything is connected. It is one of these movies that tries to be clever then it is. If not enthralling it is a movie you can watch with just enough interest not to change channels or wonder what else is on.

Christian Slater plays John Smith, a man visiting an Indian casino who becomes embroiled in a plot to steal an ancient Apache war mask. Like him the other thieves were dressed as Elvis impersonators. Lots of resist slurs/stereotypes, f-bombs and a whole bunch of wacky assassins. I really did not understand Helena Mattsson characters reason for quoting Po before killing someone but it was weird enough with the other ingredients to keep the films moving and interesting.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By THE MOVIE GUY on 22 April 2013
Format: DVD
This is a wannabe grindhouse. It has all the style, but not the substance. John Smith (Christian Slater) is at an Indian casino and participates in an Elvis impersonator contest. One of the contestants steals a rare mask from the casino which culminates into a hunt for Elvis impersonators.

"The Blonde" (Helena Mattsson) recites Edgar Allen Poe poetry and rather badly as she too hunts for the mask. This grindhouse aspect of Poe reading was done rather well by Daryl Hannah in "Eldorado in 3D." The fact is that they stole the idea and could not improve upon it.

Be warned that Christian Slater performed as well in this one as he did in "Hatfields and McCoys: Bad Blood" and "Soldiers of Fortune."

The film has some twists, but lacks any serious clues, so don't look for any. The dialouge and jokes become stale as we get a constant barrage of Native American vs. Indian or midget Elvis vs. little person Elvis humor. The Asian listing the stereotypes wasn't funny either. It is a film for those who will watch anything grindhouse, even those that don't measure up. Wayne Gretzy's daughter Paulina has a minor role as "the deputy."

Parental Guide: F-bomb, sex, nudity (Heather Roop).
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Albatross TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 22 Feb. 2014
Format: DVD
This film mainly reminded me of (the far superior) ‘Lucky Number Sleven’. I won’t say why, because that might spoil it for you if you watch ‘Guns, Girls and Gambling.’ The two films follow (dare I say a ‘more British’ style?) genre of film where a character gets into trouble with numerous different warring factions (normally gangsters – think Lock Stock, Snatch and Layer Cake) and ends up having to dodge the lot of them and/or pit them against each other in order to come out on top.

Christian Slater’s offering is – sadly – not quite as good as any of those films I’ve mentioned. However, that’s not to say it didn’t have a certain charm. Did I like it? Yes, I did. It kept me entertained for its duration. It’s not the longest of films, but it does have some fun scenes which go a long way to make me stay the distance.

From the title, you can probably tell that it is going to be a little tongue-in-cheek. It could never be played totally straight. There’s plenty of black humour as one assassin murders another, before being offed himself in another gruesome way. There are plenty of characters, all of which get their own ‘freezeframe introduction,’ complete with title. This probably happens a little too often and ceases to be cool pretty soon, especially as most of the characters get killed only a few scenes after they’re introduced. The other downside – in my opinion – is the blonde ‘bombshell’ assassin who spouts poetry before she kills her victims. It’s supposed to be cool, but it just doesn’t work and I found it pretty hard to stand.

You may have noticed Gary Oldman on the cover. That’s about his biggest part in the film. What he does is little more than an extended cameo, but – naturally – he steals every scene he’s in.
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