Casino Jack (2010)


“Would you please stop it with that… quoting movies all the time. ” – Sarah Abramoff

Number of Times Seen – Twice (28 Nov 2010 and 5 Apr 2021)

Brief Synopsis – Based on the true story of a Washington lobbyist who’s business practices led to some very shady deals and crimes.

My Take on it – This is a movie that works better due to the amazing lead performance by Kevin Spacey who helps make this character’s life and work seem so interesting.

The film uses much narration by the main character in order to help explain many aspects of the story which seem quite complicated.

Spacey’s charisma really helps make his character seem so personable despite the various misdeeds that he has committed in the name of his work.

(Sounds a lot like Spacey’s own personal history, huh?, Perhaps that’s why he excelled in this role).

Love the way that the main character is such a movie fan which adds numerous film references to the story along the way.

The fact that this is based on real events is quite intriguing because it still amazes how someone could literally act this way and be so successful in all that he does.

The movie tries a bit too hard to try and lighten the heavy theme of things and that isn’t as perfect as it could have been.

Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Jack pitches a movie idea to Hollywood movie executives. It is a movie about Moses leading his people out of Egypt, and Jack wants Russell Crowe to star and thinks he can get Ridley to direct. 4 years later, Ridley Scott directed “Exodus: Gods and Kings”, but it starred Christian Bale and not Crowe. (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy (7/10)

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