Casino Jack (Rental Ready) [DVD]  [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
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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.
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.
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Maybe not. Top movie but another great performance by Kevin Spacey and an enojoyable cinic film about lies, business, power and the gambling approach hidden behind the american... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Elleppi
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. Read morePublished on 1 July 2014 by Spey Bay