Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Movie Review: Smokin' Aces

So much for the best laid plans! Instead of a quiet dinner at home, Rob and I went to a free advanced screening of Smokin' Aces at the Metreon.

This movie includes an all-star cast and has all the makings of a classic bloody gangster film...but falls short in the end. You could almost see it as being a parody of Quentin Tarantino. It's a little funny, but not that funny. A little mysterious, but not that mysterious. Super gory, but with the gore serving no real purpose. And there are some really fascinating characters, but they all get whacked before developing fully. I left the theater with shell-shock more than anything and even the men in our group gave it a thumbs down.

If you like bloodshed, wigs, drugs, celebrity cameos and dingy Tahoe hotels, this may be the film for you. If not, save your money for something better.

2 comments:

hyb said...

Thank you so much for your review! With all the star power in this movie, I had really been looking forward to its release since last year. When the release date got moved to the dumping ground of January, I started to wonder whether it would live up to the hype. You just saved me $9 and too many visuals of a coked-out Jeremy Piven!

MissEm said...

Uggg...I will never be able to get the Piven images out of my head!