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Based on 22 Reviews
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  • 50
    Peter Hartlaub San Francisco Chronicle

    To cover the Abramoff scandal is to follow tangent after tangent, until it seems as if prison was in the lobbyist's plans from the beginning. show more

  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    As entertaining as it is exasperating. show more

  • 60
    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. show more

  • 50
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Running two hours, "Casino Jack" is an exhaustive and exhausting elaboration of Abramoff's canon of greed and power that will enervate audiences with a surfeit of details. show more

  • 74
    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 for rounds of golf with impressionable politicians. show more

  • 75
    V.A. Musetto New York Post

    As one interviewee opines: "It's all about the money." show more

  • 75
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    Abramoff may be in prison but the mindset that produced him -- and the pay-to-play government it needs to survive -- is triumphant. show more

  • 63
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    The amount of information the viewer is asked to process is voluminous and never stops coming. show more

  • 50
    Philip Kennicott Washington Post

    Gibney's documentary strains to make sense of the minutiae without losing the audience's attention over its formidable, two-hour length. show more

  • 80
    Bill Goodykoontz Arizona Republic

    What's breathtaking here is the scope of greed, corruption, arrogance and above all cynicism on display, not just regarding the system of government but the people it ostensibly serves. show more

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