• Released
  • December 17, 2010
  • (Limited NY/LA 12/17; Expands 12/22)
  • R , 1 hr 48 min
  • Suspense/Thriller
75

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
One of the highlights of Casino Jack is Abramoff doing dead-on impressions of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Ronald Reagan, among others.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Casino Jack is so forthright, it is stunning.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
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.
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63

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Spacey holds center. He's a bonfire.
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60

Movieline

By Stephanie Zacharek
Hickenlooper too often approaches his subject with the filmmaking equivalent of a wry chuckle.
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58

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Tonally scattershot and more than a little heavy-footed.
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50

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Glib, fast-paced entertainment that barely leaves a mark - which, given the subject, is just plain wrong.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Walter Addiego
The entertaining work by Spacey and Pepper is a good thing because the film has problems, including an utter lack of subtlety.
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
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).
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40

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
The trouble starts with the casting. The usually reliable Kevin Spacey never quite gets a handle on Abramoff, an Orthodox Jew devoted to unorthodox business methods.
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51 out of 100
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