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July 26, 2007

Smokin' Aces - 4

Buddy "Aces" Israel (Jermey Pivens), a Vegas showman caught up in the mob, decides to become an informant to uncover a massive case for the feds. So the mob puts a price on his head and now all the best (greedy and deranged is probably a better description) hired mercenaries are competing for the million dollar reward. The majority of this film is the huge body count that ensues. finally ending with some plot resolution that is intriguing and different, but rather late in coming- seeing as how the characters lacked depth. A decent, but not well thought out, action film with an large cast including: Ryan Reynolds, Ray Liotta, Alicia Keys, Andy Garcia, Common, and Ben Affleck.

1 comment:

Jason said...

Interesting that this is by Joe Carnahan, writer/director of the extremely different Narc. At least he's versatile.