• Casino Jack (2010)

Casino Jack

Release Date: December 17th, 2010

DVD Release Date: April 5th, 2011

R |1 hr 48 min

Plot Summary

Powerful lobbyist Jack Abramoff (Kevin Spacey) is on a mission to acquire all the good things that money, power and privilege can buy. With business partner Michael Scanlon (Barry Pepper) at his side, Abramoff uses his considerable clout to amass a lucrative and influential personal empire. When Abramoff and Scanlon team up with a mob-connected pal to carry out their latest scheme, they soon find themselves in over their heads.

Cast: Kevin Spacey, Barry Pepper, Kelly Preston, Jon Lovitz, Rachelle Lefevre, Maury Chaykin, Daniel Kash, Spencer Garrett

Director: George Hickenlooper

Genres: Biography , Docudrama

Production Co: Words Plus Pictures, Vortex, MCG, Rollercoaster Entertainment

Keywords: Fall , 2000s , Husband , Wife , Pursuit , Fascinating , Intense

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Michael RechtshaffenThe 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 ZacharekMovieline

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

  • 50
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia 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

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Awards

Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy