Smokin' Aces Synopsis
Two FBI agents must protect an entertainer (Jeremy Piven) who has agreed to testify against the mob.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Even more nihilistic and confused than "Narc," and yet a lot better. It's better for some specific and interesting reasons.
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TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
For rip-snorting pop entertainment, it's one discomfiting, nasty piece of work, and ain't that a kick in the head.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Best consumed with pizza and lots of brewskis, Joe Carnahan's Smokin' Aces is shamelessly and unapologetically a guy movie. It's lewd,...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
A cheerfully disposable gangland freak-show thrill ride that's been directed by the gifted Joe Carnahan (Narc) as if he were trying to give...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Someone should check Joe Carnahan for performance enhancement drugs. Smokin' Aces, the wild ride of a movie he scripted and directed, is so...
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New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
There's no question Carnahan has an eye for composition, an ear for dialogue and a sense of pace that, if put to better use, could make an...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
While the film bristles with cinematic verve, it also is as second-hand as an antique store.
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Sadly, more than an hour of this movie is given over to talking. And not the wink-wink Quentin Tarantino kind, either.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The film tries to be stylish and slick, but is mostly just nasty and blood-drenched. Piven, so funny in other film roles and on TV's...
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Calling Joe Carnahan's movie heartless implies that this auteur of affectless anarchy might have meant to invest it with detectable human...
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Entertaining action flick

By TerpsFan72
A very entertaining action movie, not much more to say than that. Doesn't try to be anything but that....

Five Word Review

By misscb
Killers Hunting For Same Man...

Smokin Aces is smokin' confusing

By xxredheadjessxx
I found this movie amusing on most pointes but a tad bit confusing and rushed for my taste. I had a hard time understanding the big "secret" at the end and it seemed to me all the scenes were as if...

One of the worst I saw this year.

By lvbrook
I love actions movies but trust me, this one was beyond silly. It tried hard to be clever with over-the top violence and bizarre characters but failed tremendously. A lot of great actors in a...

A bloody good time!

By Captain Helo
Smokin' Aces is a blood good time geared towards fans of mob action thrillers. With its all star cast including Andy Garcia and Ray Liotta this movie has serious gangster credibility. Strangely,...

Stock writing

By robmac
I figured out the ending about 9 minutes in. Kind of made the rest a drag. :(...

Brainless entertainment

By H3OIndra
This is the kind of movie you have to start not expecting much. Kick back, relax, and enjoy some rediculous gun touting action. Don't watch this with kids and try not to do any thinking....

Bullets and blood.

By ciscokidfpm
This movie is a shoot 'em up free for all with some notable scenes including Ray Liota and Ryan Reynolds. The two and everybody else are out to get a coked out Jeremy Piven who agrees to testify...

Smokin' Aces

By eo11jc
This movie to me is a must see for any movie fan. The plot was decent though obviously flawed but the main attraction is of couse the unbelivable cast....

Smokin Ace's Non-stop Action!!!

By G Skwared
This movie I though was excellent. It had a good story line, a little twist at the end and was full of action. The characters were well developed and the movie left you wondering how all these...

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Rated R | For strong bloody violence, pervasive language, some nudity and drug use
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Not for kids 16 & under Chaotic, violent, and unoriginal. Not for kids.
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