Smokin' Aces

Affleck, Ben

$14.98 
SKU: 025195053280

UPC 025195053280
Release Date 2010-01-19
Studio Universal Studios Home Video
Discs 1
Length 109
Format Color
MPAA Rating R (MPAA)
Synopsis 3 stars out of 5 -- [A] grungy Affleck builds on the kudos he received for HOLLYWOODLAND...Fresh from his success with HBO's ENTOURAGE, Jeremy Piven gives his career a further boost by taking the lead role in director Joe Carnahan's (NARC) fast-paced thriller, SMOKING ACES. Piven plays Buddy Aces Israel, a former Vegas performer who has holed up in the penthouse suite of a Lake Tahoe casino after what seems like half the planet decides they want him dead. The reason for this bloodlust stems from Israel's dalliances with the mob, who have put a $1 million price tag on his head after discovering he is about to tell all to the feds. The only people who don't want to put a premature end to Israel's life are two FBI agents, played by Ryan Reynolds and Ray Liotta, and their boss, Andy Garcia. As various assassins attempt to put an end to Israel's pitiful existence, a parade of celebrity cameos ensues, including Alicia Keys, Common, Ben Affleck, and Jason Bateman. Carnahan soaks the screen with vivid primary colors, lots of flashy set pieces, and plenty of guns and violence as his movie thunders from one explosive scene to the next. The shooting style, script, and acting are all highly indebted to Quentin Tarantino's early works, and the impressive ensemble cast will ensure plenty of PULP FICTION comparisons. Standout performances come courtesy of Piven and Liotta, with the former reveling in a character surrounded by burly bodyguards, cheap hookers, and a blizzard of cocaine as he sweats and paces around his penthouse hideout, ultimately awaiting either freedom or death as the movie nears its spectacular finale.[S]tylishly filmed, cleverly cast, flashy and fun...SMOKIN' ACES has a catchy, pungent spirit, with an invention that seldom lets up. -- Grade: B3 stars out of 4 -- SMOKIN' ACES is filled with juicy roles for pros as well as an R&B songbird and a rapper in impressive acting debuts....Pivens tears into the role.Theatrical Release: January 26, 2007Carnahan manges to get over a dozen narrative plates spinning and keep them there, building an accelerated hyperactive narrative...
Cast Sharon Bruneau (Star)
Brian Bloom (Star)
Ryan Reynolds (Star)
Tim Bevan (Producer)
Joe Carnahan (Director)
Liza Chasin (Producer)
Alicia Keys (Star)
Andy Garcia (Star)
Jason Bateman (Star)
Peter Berg (Star)
Ray Liotta (Star)
Joe Carnahan (Screenplay)
Eric Fellner (Producer)
Clint Mansell (Composer)
Ben Affleck (Star)
Jeremy Piven (Star)
Common (Star)
Mauro Fiore (Director of Photography)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray Disc Features: Region [unknown] Note: Alternate ending and 18 minutes of deleted scenes and outtakes Shoot 'em up: stunts & effects The lineup Feature commentaries with the filmmakers and cast D-box motion enabled Widescreen - 2.35 Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English, French, Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, French, Spanish DTS HD Master Audio - English, French, Spanish Subtitles - French, Spanish
Language English
Weight 0.20000
Height 0.30000
Width 5.25000
Depth 6.50000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Feature Film Action Adventure
Attribute Additional Footage,Director Cast Commentary,Standard Screen
Product Code Movie

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