By Clark Collis
Updated April 13, 2007 at 04:00 AM EDT
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  • Movie

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-

Smokin' Aces

type
  • Movie
mpaa
  • R
runtime
  • 107 minutes
director
  • Joe Carnahan

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