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Smokin' Aces

HD   R Closed Captioning

Joe Carnahan

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About the Movie

Slick Las Vegas illusionist Buddy "Aces" Israel isn't playing nice. Turns out, he's telling mob secrets to the FBI. After a $1 million contract is put out on him, Aces tries to pull his greatest disappearing act before a rogues' gallery of ex-cons, hit men and smokin' hot assassins tries to rub him out in this edgy action comedy that takes no prisoners.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 156
  • Fresh: 46
  • Rotten: 110
  • Average Rating: 4.4/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: Smokin Aces is a Viagra suppository for compulsive action fetishists and a movie that may not only be dumb in itself, but also the cause of dumbness in others. – A.O. Scott, New York Times, Nov 21, 2008

Rotten: We just sit there numbly, awaiting the next sensation and trying, without notable success, to comprehend the preposterous backstory. – Richard Schickel, TIME Magazine, Jun 24, 2010

Rotten: It wants to be a Tarantino-esque dark comedy about gun-slinging, substance-abusing lowlifes. But instead it's a convoluted, slap-happy, humorless bloodfest. – Claudia Puig, USA Today, Oct 3, 2007

Rotten: Violence is spread throughout the film, and some of it is entertaining, I have to admit. But the climax at Buddy's Tahoe penthouse is Tarantino on speed. – Jack Mathews, New York Daily News, Apr 12, 2007

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Customer Reviews

Much better than expected!

When I first bought this movie I was expecting a regular shoot em up movie, but no. It turns out that this movie actually has a good plot to it, mixed in with great shooting scenes, and occasionally some humour. Overall I would say this is an awesome movie, buy it now.


What started well... fell into a poorly finished climax... It felt like the movie should have elements of humour (like Lock Stock and 2 Smoking Barrels or Snatch) but it didn't. It felt like it should have been a shoot em up... but it wasn't. It felt like it should have been some kind of caper flick.. but it wasn't. I felt like I had just watched something that had just missed its mark. It could have been great... but it wasn't.

This is one of the greatest movies.

It has everything a movie needs action,comedy,and suspense. It is a movie definitly worth buying.

Smokin' Aces
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  • $4.99
  • Genre: Action & Adventure
  • Released: 2007

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