Movie Reviews: Smokin' Aces  

Posted by: Rowena in , , ,

Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Alicia Keys, Ray Liotta, Ben Affleck, Jeremy Piven, etc.
Rating: R, for strong bloody violence, pervasive language, some nudity and language.
Grade: B

Mob boss Primo Sparazza has taken out a hefty contract on Buddy "Aces" Israel--a sleazy magician who has agreed to turn state's evidence against the Vegas mob. The FBI, sensing a chance to use this small-time con to bring down big-target Sparazza, places Aces into protective custody-under the supervision of two agents dispatched to Aces' Lake Tahoe hideout. When word of the price on Aces' head spreads into the community of ex-cons and cons-to-be, it entices bounty hunters, thugs-for-hire, deadly vixens and double-crossing mobsters to join in the hunt. With all eyes on Tahoe, this rogues' gallery collides in a comic race to hit the jackpot and rub out Aces.

I went into watching this movie, confused as all get out. It took my brother's room mate to explain to me what was going on for me to finally get what the heck everyone was up to, who everyone was and just everything and I've got to say that this movie was pretty hot darn good. There's plenty of action, like non stop action and the little world that the writer of this movie created was pretty crazy but entertaining as all get out.

Jeremy Piven looked disflippin'gusting in this movie but he did his character justice. He was a little shit and I wouldn't care for someone like him in real life but still, he played his character well. Martin Henderson did his character good too. It was pretty cool.

My favorite character in the whole movie was Ryan Reynolds. Boy has this one come along way from his days as Van Wilder. He looks older, sharper and just yummier. I love his hair cut and his macho do gooder attitude in this movie. I was a fan of him and his partner and that scene with Ray Liotta and the bad guy in the elevator was pretty frickin' great.

Alicia Keys was another great addition to this cast, there were so many people in this movie and so many big name stars that there must have been great hype and for me, the hype won out because I really enjoyed this movie. I have to watch it again so that I can understand everything completely but I did enjoy the heck out of all the shooting, all the confusion and just everything.

I'd pimp this movie out...for sure.

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Gord saw this movie and liked it. He said I wouldn't ... but I'd like to check it out anyway.

I DVRed this the other night. Didn't know Ryan was in it. I'll def watch it soon. I LLLUVVVVVVV him.

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