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Two-time Academy Award Winner Kevin Spacey gives the performance of a lifetime in CASINO JACK, a riotous new film starring Spacey as a man hell bent on acquiring all that the good life has to offer. He plays in the same game as the highest of rollers and resorts to awe-inspiring levels of conning, scheming and fraudulent antics to get what he wants. Inspired by true events that are too over-the-top for even the wildest imaginations to conjure, CASINO JACK lays bare the wild excesses and escapades of Jack Abramoff. Aided by his business partner Michael Scanlon (Barry Pepper), Jack parlays his… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 38%

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"The film has a complicated political story to tell, and its erratically suspenseful narrative often detracts from its central interest - what makes Abramoff tick."
‑ Kate Taylor, Globe and Mail
"Spacey has fun doing Abramoff doing Al Pacino, President Ronald Reagan and Sylvester Stallone. But the typically strong Spacey isn't the only actor doing commanding work here."
‑ Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post
"Casino Jack is a funny and enjoyable film with great performances."
‑ Matt Joseph, We Got This Covered
"[Hickenlooper] tried to make sense of it all, and then conjured "a Hollywood ending." The trouble is, the Hollywood/D.C. hustler Jack Abramoff never actually provided one."
‑ Roger Moore, Movie Nation
"spatalaei dynameis sto na ypertonizei th mwrothta olwn toys anti na thn afhnei na milaei apo monh ths"
‑ Joseph Proimakis, Movies for the Masses
"Casino Jack is really two movies: a convoluted tale about the exploits of disgraced Washington super-lobbyist Jack Abramoff, coupled with a zealous-if-misguided performance from Kevin Spacey in the title role."
‑ Linda Barnard, Toronto Star
"It's hard to work up a whole lot of love or sympathy for convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"too little too late"
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"Hickenlooper's approach to the subject plus a great performance by Kevin Spacey make Casino Jack an enjoyable comedy and thought provoking social commentary."
‑ Ben Kendrick, ScreenRant
"Spacey and Hickenlooper take a sensitive, and possibly quite provocative subject and retell it in a way that is perhaps easier to reach for the not so politically inclined."
‑ James Luxford, The National
"The film tries to encompass all of Abramoff's encyclopedic chicanery and chokes on the sheer volume."
‑ Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"Hickenlooper and co-conspirator Kevin Spacey are more successful at entertaining than informing or enraging us, but such a tart soufflé may be the best way for a fed-up public to digest this distasteful story."
‑ Joe Williams, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"Hickenlooper was a talented director with a clear, passionate love of movies. It's a shame his last one had to be this one."
‑ Will Leitch, Deadspin
"Rather flat, but for Spacey's performance alone this is a fine examination of the U.S. political system and its inherent problems."
‑ Laurence Boyce, The Baltic Times
"...an odd and benighted film."
‑ Philip Martin, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
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