Rated R · 108 minutes · 2010

Biography, Docudrama
An interesting real-life story makes for a not-so-interesting movie. Kevin Spacey plays Jack Abramoff, the corrupt Washington, D.C., lobbyist. The movie is extremely boring, and if it weren’t for the always-great Spacey, it would be completely insufferable. Director George Hickenlooper (who passed away after the film’s completion) tried more of a black-comedy approach, and a lot of the comedy fails, with the movie proving to be more grating than amusing. Even the actors look annoyed at times. The movie simply has no life to it.
Official Site: casinojack-movie.com
Director: George Hickenlooper
Producer: Gary Howsam, Bill Marks, George Zakk, Richard Rionda Del Castro, Lewin Webb, Donald Zuckerman, Dana Brunetti, Patricia Eberle, Warren Nimchuk, Angelo Paletta and Domenic Serafino
Cast: Kevin Spacey, Barry Pepper, Kelly Preston, Jon Lovitz, Rachelle Lefevre, Maury Chaykin, Daniel Kash, Spencer Garrett, Jeffrey Smith and Jeff Pustil


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Chicago Reader The Two Jacks Commercial success wasn't in the cards for a documentary on corrupt lobbyist Jack Abramoff. Will a new drama fare better? by J.R. Jones 12/30/2010
Charleston City Paper Exploits of Jack Abramoff are as funny as cancer A black comedy about corrupt, money-grubbing lobbyists fleecing Native Americans and batting on-the-take congressmen around like rag dolls may have been funny a few years ago. by Felicia Feaster 02/23/2011
East Bay Express The Dude, Not the Duke: True Grit and Casino Jack The bad guys in one use guns; in the other, they use senators and congresspersons. by Kelly Vance 12/22/2010
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Portland Mercury The Love of Money Casino Jack isn't funny. He's just an asshole. by Marjorie Skinner 01/06/2011
Indy Week Kevin Spacey as Casino Jack Abramoff George Hickenlooper's film takes a novel, comic approach, but it isn't compelling enough to interest those who got their fill from Alex Gibney's documentary Casino Jack and the United States of Money. by David Fellerath 03/02/2011

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