100 Words or Less: Casino Jack

Release Date: December 17, 2010 (Limited, Expansion on 12/22/10)
MPAA Rating: R
Runtime: 1 Hour, 48 Minutes
Director: George Hickenlooper
Stars: Kevin Spacey, Barry Pepper, Jon Lovitz, Kelly Preston

In 2006, Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff pled guilty to three federal felonies regarding fraud and corruption of public officials. Abramoff’s story seemed to be perfect fodder for a Hollywood film – details of his saga include bribery, sex, drugs and murder. It’s a real tragedy, then, that the resulting film is such a disaster. Though Kevin Spacey is dynamic in the title role, the other characters in Casino Jack are reduced to one-note caricatures, making it impossible for audiences to grasp how serious the lobbyist’s crimes really were. Worse yet, it’s unfunny, overlong and damn boring.

Tags: 100 Words Or Less Barry Pepper Casino Jack George Hickenlooper Jack Abramoff Jon Lovitz Kelly Preston Kevin Spacey

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