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Casino Jack

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Movie Review: Casino Jack

15 January 2011
  • Excerpt: Two-time Oscar winner Kevin Spacey gobbles scenery in this cautionary tale about the fall of Jack Abramoff. The Washington, D.C., lobbyist with close GOP ties made headlines in 2005, when his attempt to purchase a Florida floating casino chain led to a fraud indictment. Spacey’s manic and abrasive characterization comes off as unsympathetic in a movie that swings between broad comedy and glib political satire.
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16 December 2010
  • Excerpt: CASINO JACK The late George Hickenlooper's Casino Jack is an improbably blithe cautionary tale, recounting the rise and fall of D.C. superlobbyist Jack Abramoff. "You're either a big-leaguer or you're a slave clawing your way onto the C train," the avid antihero (Kevin Spacey) tells his mirrored reflection in the precredit sequence; nearly everything that follows in this flat, obvious movie is filtered through Abramoff's consciousness and dominated by Spacey's patented...
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Kevin Spacey Steals Money as 'Casino Jack' (TIFF 2010 Review)

13 September 2010
  • Excerpt: About nine months ago I walked into a Sundance screening of a documentary called 'Casino Jack and the United States of Money', which was a very pointed
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