Casino Jack

Casino Jack
Casino Jack
  • R
  • 1h 49m
  • 2010
Rotten40%
Common Sense Media Iconage 17+
Two-time Academy Award® Winner Kevin Spacey delivers a bravura performance in this uproarious, riveting and wickedly hilarious film inspired by a true story. Spacey stars as Jack Abramoff, the real-life Washington power player who resorted to jaw-dropping levels of fraud and corruption. High-rolling excess and outrageous escapades are all in a day’s work for Abramoff, as he goes to outrageous lengths to promote the Indian gambling industry, earning him the nickname “Casino Jack.” But when Jack and his womanizing protégé Michael Scanlon (Barry Pepper) enlist a dimwitted business partner (Jon Lovitz) for an illegal scheme, they find themselves ensnared in a web of greed and murder that explodes into a worldwide scandal.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Rotten40%
Critics Consensus: Kevin Spacey turns in one of his stronger performances, but Casino Jack is a disappointingly uneven fictionalized account of a fascinating true story.
Reviews
Globe and Mail
Kate Taylor
Rotten

The film has a complicated political story to tell, and its erratically suspenseful narrative ofte...

June 22, 2017
Toronto Star
Linda Barnard
Rotten

Casino Jack is really two movies: a convoluted tale about the exploits of disgraced Washington sup...

June 22, 2017
Denver Post
Lisa Kennedy
Fresh

Spacey has fun doing Abramoff doing Al Pacino, President Ronald Reagan and Sylvester Stallone. But...

June 22, 2017
Detroit News
Tom Long
Rotten

It's hard to work up a whole lot of love or sympathy for convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff.

June 22, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Lots of foul language in funny, semi-true satire.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this humorous biopic about convicted fraudster/"superlobbyist" Jack Abramoff ( Kevin Spacey) is rife with foul language, including the pervasive use of "f--k." There's one brief scene of violence -- a stabbing, with blood -- and some nudity (breasts); some secondary characters also sleep with multiple women. Jack is an entertaining character, but the movie isn't celebrating his bad behavior: He's very much presented as a bad guy. Note: A similarly titled documentary about Abramoff -- Casino Jack and the United States of Money -- was released earlier in 2010.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy
  • Release Date:December 17, 2010
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English, Spanish
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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