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  • 63
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Spacey holds center. He's a bonfire. show more

  • 50
    Walter Addiego San Francisco Chronicle

    The entertaining work by Spacey and Pepper is a good thing because the film has problems, including an utter lack of subtlety. show more

  • 50
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Tonally, Casino Jack is all over the place: exaggerated comedy, cartoonish high jinks, then heavy-handed melodrama (a third-act face-off between Abramoff and his wife, played with no center of gravity by Kelly Preston, comes out of nowhere). show more

  • 40
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    The trouble starts with the casting. The usually reliable Kevin Spacey never quite gets a handle on Abramoff, an Orthodox Jew devoted to unorthodox business methods. show more

  • 70
    Michael Rechtshaffen The Hollywood Reporter

    Slick superlobbyist Jack Abramoff is the colorful subject of Casino Jack a similarly slick and undeniably entertaining true-life D.C. crime story, boasting a robust Kevin Spacey performance. show more

  • 60
    Stephanie Zacharek Movieline

    Hickenlooper too often approaches his subject with the filmmaking equivalent of a wry chuckle. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Casino Jack is so forthright, it is stunning. show more

  • 75
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    One of the highlights of Casino Jack is Abramoff doing dead-on impressions of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Ronald Reagan, among others. show more

  • 75
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    Above all, however, Kevin Spacey is the reason to see Casino Jack. This movie will stand alongside "The Usual Suspects" and "American Beauty" as examples of what the actor is capable of accomplishing when he is properly motivated. show more

  • 63
    The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    The facts really get in the way of the portrait here, and we are left hungry for more Spacey and more insight into a man with the hubris to wonder if he has disappointed God. show more

  • March 01, 2011 ktlovesmovies
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    I went into this without doing my homework... it was an okay movie... but I don't really like political movies... i thought this would be more about casinos! Whoops... that's what I get for not doing my homework before heading to the theater!

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