• Released
  • December 17, 2010
  • (Limited NY/LA 12/17; Expands 12/22)
  • R , 1 hr 48 min
  • Suspense/Thriller
Casino Jack Synopsis
A hot shot Washington DC lobbyist and his protégé go down hard as their schemes to peddle influence lead to corruption and murder.
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Critic Ratings

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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...
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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...
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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...
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Spacey's a hit but this film misses

By globalblondie
Such a great story and yet such a "so so" film. Casino Jack and his colleagues feel like the gang that couldn't shoot straight - which instead of making the film feel like a black comedy commentary...

Typical Holleywood Hit Piece of CRAP!

By mooremovies
Spacey is good, but movie is terrible. May have been good if they really told the true story, however they didn't. DON'T waste your money!...

Oh yeah, I work out Every Day.

By NassaDane
Really good movie. I really enjoyed it, ever since seeing the trailer and then being sold from the opening Monologue i wanted to see this. I did and it was great. A Tad slow in one area but then gets...

Movie's okay, but see the documentary!

By phyllislaw
I thought this movie was decent, but you could wait for the DVD or cable....Kevin Spacey was very good, as usual, and so was Barry Pepper, as Mike Scanlon. These guys were so greedy, which I think...

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By 9oxo9
Great movie. Spacey was excellent. it was almost tiring watching all the ways Jack justified stealing....

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By adamcristo
Terrible....missed the true story. Adam...

Won't change your life.......but interesting

By martingg
Makes you want to either heave a hand grenade at Washington or move to Canada....

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By seemovieseveryday
An exceptionally true to life story captivating all the way through, KSpacey indomitable as Jack you love/hate him at the end & can't help wanting to know more about the inworkings of lobbyists with...

Good if you know the story

By jessekanner
We really enjoyed this.. although I was already pretty familiar with the story thanks for Bill Moyers' excellent documentary a few years ago: [BLOCKED WEBSITE] . I found myself wondering how...

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By stewarts9179
Great movie. If you like a good documentary that plays more like an action movie, this is it. An intelligent thriller....

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Rated R | For Pervasive language, some violence and brief nudity
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 16+ Lots of foul language in funny, semi-true satire.
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