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Friday, April 15, 2011

Casino Jack Blu-Ray Review

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Casino Jack Blu-Ray Review



Synopsis: Two-time Academy Award® Winner Kevin Spacey delivers a “bravura performance” (The New Yorker ) in this “uproarious, riveting and wickedly hilarious” (Elle) 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.

Review: Casino Jack is based on the true story of corrupt lobbyist Jack Abramoff, who was convicted back in 2006 and released last year.  The film stars Kevin Spacey, who is always dynamic, and Jon Lovitz, who is hilarious.  The casting immediately drew me into a film that I probably otherwise wouldn't have given a second glance.  The film turned out to be quite funny and entertaining for a subject that isn't so much on the funny!  The screw ups and the illegal schemes are fun and the dialogue and play between the characters is spot-on.  This is a really enjoyable film.

The special features on this blu-ray include: George Hicknloopers Photo Journal, Gag Reel and Deleted Scenes.

Interest Range: Comedy