Casino Jack and the United States of Money Synopsis
An investigation reveals the corruption surrounding D.C. superlobbyist Jack Abramoff.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Casino Jack is really a look at how the culture of Washington was rebuilt to sell itself to the highest bidder.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
As entertaining as it is exasperating.
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75

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Abramoff may be in prison but the mindset that produced him -- and the pay-to-play government it needs to survive -- is triumphant.
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75

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
As one interviewee opines: "It's all about the money."
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74

NPR

By Ian Buckwalter
The narrative trots all over the globe, including stops for labor exploitation in the Marianas Islands, dealings with Russian mobsters,...
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63

Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
The amount of information the viewer is asked to process is voluminous and never stops coming.
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60

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
That the film is overlong ultimately testifies to its importance, though after a while, the outrageous details start to run together like...
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
To cover the Abramoff scandal is to follow tangent after tangent, until it seems as if prison was in the lobbyist's plans from the...
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50

Washington Post

By Philip Kennicott
Gibney's documentary strains to make sense of the minutiae without losing the audience's attention over its formidable, two-hour length.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

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Running two hours, "Casino Jack" is an exhaustive and exhausting elaboration of Abramoff's canon of greed and power that will enervate...
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By EastDallasGirl
This movie exemplifies the corruption in Congress. While it's focused on the Republican side, you know it occurs throughout. The actions were disgusting, shocking and infuriating, and I'm glad they...

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Rated R | For for some language