Casino Jack And The United States Of Money
Casino Jack And The United States Of Money (2010)

This portrait of Washington super lobbyist Jack Abramoff -- from his early years as a gung-ho member of the GOP political machine to his final reckoning as a disgraced, imprisoned pariah -- confirms the adage that truth is indeed stranger… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: May 7, 2010
DVD Release Date: September 14, 2010
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Casino Jack's subject matter is enraging, but in the hands pf director Alex Gibney, it's also well-presented and briskly entertaining.

Robert Koehler
Variety

Auds will feel info-glut over the course of the two-hour-plus film, which is hardly the desirable response for a piece of reporting on the vital issue of the corrupting effect of money in American politics.

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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic

Abramoff documentary is appalling, entertaining

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Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

Buying votes in Congress, illegal then, legal now.

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Ian Buckwalter
NPR

The narrative trots all over the globe, including stops for labor exploitation in the Marianas Islands, dealings with Russian mobsters,ripping off Indian tribes in the desert southwest, and jetting to Scotland to golf with impressionable politicians.

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Ty Burr
Boston Globe

Gibney is a busy boy, and he draws the lines between Abramoff and his friends -- and his friends' friends -- with the documentary equivalent of a highlighter.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Dully tells the blood-boiling story of the convicted disgraced conservative superlobbyist Jack Abramoff.

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

That the film is overlong ultimately testifies to its importance, though after a while, the outrageous details start to run together like surreal satire. Except, of course, that it's all true.

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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

Casino Jack is designed as an indictment of a whole culture of influence peddling, a Beltway way of life where a pat on the back often comes with a kickback.

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Louis Proyect
rec.arts.movies.reviews

A filthy toad of a human being whose every wart is revealed in this hard-hitting documentary.

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Flixster Audience Score: 80% Flixster User Reviews
Thomas Johnston
A really good documentary showing just how corrupt the U.S. political system is - lobbyist are the legislators and money are the constituents.
Jeff Talbott
Alex Gibney, the incredibly talented documentarian behind ENRON: THE SMARTEST GUYS IN THE ROOM brings his gifts (too much) to the fore in telling of the rise… More
Nate Zoebl
Alex Gibney is a masterful documentary filmmaker, having crafted Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room and the Oscar-winning Taxi to the Dark Side. His latest… More
John Ballantine
Although Kevin Spacey did a bang up job as the fictional Casino Jack, the documentary on Abramoff is more of an achievement. Gibney has mined some wonderful… More
Walter M.
"Casino Jack and the United States of Money" is an insightful, yet occasionally frustrating documentary about the rise and fall of Jack Abramoff,… More
Jeffrey Meyers
A fascinating look at Jack Abramoff, who serves as a microcosm of the larger issues in Washington. Perhaps a little preachy and slanted toward the end,… More

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