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Smokin' Aces

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Smokin' Aces

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
107 minutes
Wide Release Date:
01/26/07
performer:
Jeremy Piven, Ben Affleck, Ray Liotta, Ryan Reynolds
director:
Joe Carnahan
distributor:
Universal
author:
Joe Carnahan
genre:
Drama

We gave it a B-

Jeremy Piven is Buddy Aces, a Vegas magician-mobster with a contract on his head. Ryan Reynolds is an FBI agent who must keep him alive. And their costars are other characters you won’t care much about in writer-director Joe Carnahan’s kinetic but trite action-comedy, Smokin’ Aces.
EXTRAS Carnahan (Narc) is so enthusiastic in a making-of featurette that you wish his efforts had been in a better cause. Two commentaries find him ruminating on, among other things, the fact that Ben Affleck ”can’t hit a goddamn pool ball to save his life.” B-