Smokin' Aces (Widescreen)

Starring: Ben Affleck & Jeremy Piven Director: Joe Carnahan  Rated: R: Restricted
Rating 3.3
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 49 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2007
  • Label: Universal Studios
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Snap Case
  • Single Side - Dual Layer
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 2.35
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround - English
    • Subtitles - English (SDH), French, Spanish - Optional
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Outtakes: Cowboy Ending
    • Behind the Scenes:
      1. "The Line-Up"
      2. "The Big Gun"
      3. "Shoot 'Em Up: Stunts & Efffects"
    • Alternate Ending:
      1. Cowboy Ending
      2. Deleted Scenes
      3. Extended Scenes
    • Audio Commentary:
      1. Joe Carnahan - Writer/Director; Robert Frazen - Editor
      2. Joe Carnahan - Writer/Director; Common, Christopher Holley, Zach Cumer - Stars

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Entertainment Reviews:

Total Film - 02/01/2007
3 stars out of 5 -- "[A] grungy Affleck builds on the kudos he received for HOLLYWOODLAND..."
Sight and Sound - 02/01/2007
"[S]tylishly filmed, cleverly cast, flashy and fun..."
Entertainment Weekly - 02/02/2007
"SMOKIN' ACES has a catchy, pungent spirit, with an invention that seldom lets up." -- Grade: B
Rolling Stone - 02/08/2007
3 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."
Film Comment - 05/01/2007
"Carnahan manges to get over a dozen narrative plates spinning and keep them there, building an accelerated hyperactive narrative..."

Product Description:

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.

Plot Keywords:

Action | Assassins | Crime | FBI Agents | Las Vegas, Nevada | Standup Comedians | Theatrical Release

Production Notes:

  • Theatrical Release: January 26, 2007

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  • Sales Rank: 106,389
  • UPC: 025193226624
  • Shipping Weight: 0.20/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 1 item

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