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Smokin' Aces

By Cynthia Fuchs, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Chaotic, violent, and unoriginal. Not for kids.

Movie R 2007 105 minutes
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Repetitive and unsurprising, Smokin' Aces offers broadly differentiated assassins who compete with reckless, ugly abandon. This is the third film directed by Joe Carnahan (his last film, Narc, was a darkly evocative consideration of masculine intimacy and loyalties).

Its incomplete list of players doesn't quite indicate the pile-on of firepower that will converge for the final showdown -- not to mention the convolutions of plot that draw everyone to the same location (betrayals, mishaps, sinister designs, etc.). The movie careens along with a galumphing zip, unabashed about its lack of sense even as it sets up a "clever" payoff that's visible from a mile away. Most of the characters have just enough screen time to mouth off with some venom, then die spectacularly.

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