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Based on 32 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 44 )
  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Best consumed with pizza and lots of brewskis, Joe Carnahan's Smokin' Aces is shamelessly and unapologetically a guy movie. It's lewd, crude and loaded with shootouts and hot lesbo action. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Even more nihilistic and confused than "Narc," and yet a lot better. It's better for some specific and interesting reasons. show more

  • 25
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    The film tries to be stylish and slick, but is mostly just nasty and blood-drenched. Piven, so funny in other film roles and on TV's "Entourage," overdoes it here, and extended scenes of his debauchery grow excessive and thuddingly dull. show more

  • 20
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Calling Joe Carnahan's movie heartless implies that this auteur of affectless anarchy might have meant to invest it with detectable human feelings, and failed. Better to call it heart-free. show more

  • 63
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Someone should check Joe Carnahan for performance enhancement drugs. Smokin' Aces, the wild ride of a movie he scripted and directed, is so pumped up, manic and mayhem-packed that it practically shoots sweat off the screen. show more

  • 63
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    There's no question Carnahan has an eye for composition, an ear for dialogue and a sense of pace that, if put to better use, could make an audience beg for relief. But the characters in Smokin' Aces are about as lifelike as the occupants of vehicles destroyed in a car-safety test. show more

  • 60
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    While the film bristles with cinematic verve, it also is as second-hand as an antique store. show more

  • 75
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    For rip-snorting pop entertainment, it's one discomfiting, nasty piece of work, and ain't that a kick in the head. show more

  • 50
    Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune

    This film was not based on a video game, but that's the vibe and the aesthetic at work here: YEAH! KILL!, followed by a few muttered expressions of the horror, the horror. show more

  • 50
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    Sadly, more than an hour of this movie is given over to talking. And not the wink-wink Quentin Tarantino kind, either. show more

  • July 16, 2008 Bigantac8
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    I found this movie to be a must see myself never watching again, aside from a few scenes which appeared to be demonstrations on the workings of some the most powerful weapons made, couldnt find anything else to hold my attention..........

  • May 22, 2008 drakeypoo2012
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    if you rent this movie u will definently be getting your moneys worth. great action scenes, a well developed plot, a great cast, and a fantastic plot twist make this movie worth seeing

  • May 22, 2008 Miss Demeanor
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    I'm so sick of seeing predictable movies thinking 'gee I wonder what's going happen next'. in this movie I had no clue what was going to happen. The acting was great, the witting was great,

  • May 22, 2008 nikkideshay
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    This movie was really weird. It was hard to understand. I give it a D. Dont waste your money wait until the dvd comes out.

  • May 22, 2008 Eddie
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    Very far-fetched and mediocre. Not worth my $6.25

  • May 22, 2008 socalcherry84
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    I dont know what you people are talking about. This movie had a cool story line, good acting, lots of violence,and nudity What more could you ask for? I thought this is one of the best action movies I've seen in awhile. Every guy I know loved this movie. If you wanna see a love story with crap actors and stupid humor go see a chick flick. This moved kicks

  • May 22, 2008 scgjeepo
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    The most vulcar movie I have every try to watch,no story line just killing and foul talking and body motion's.I left before the movie was over

  • May 22, 2008 itbtruck2u
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    This movie should have been called "Steaming Pile". The only good thing about it was getting to see Alicia Keys play a hitman. When she's on the screen, she's the only thing you notice.

  • May 22, 2008 generic001
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    this movoe was soooooooooooooo bad.i fell asleep 3 times. i dont recomend this movie to anyone. save your money,

  • May 22, 2008 suprdave45
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    This is one of those movies that is just chaotic and made for the sake of enjoying it. Its not supposed to make you think or make you look into yourself like some deeper movies, its just ment for you to say "holy crap did you see that big a-- .50 cal go off?" (ala Crank etc). If this is for you then go see it and enjoy, but if you like a more meaningful plot and deep acting performances look elsewhere. I myself thought it was fun to watch, Piven is a riot as always and Ryan Reynolds is the f'n man!! **1/2(out of 5)

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