Chelsea’s Entertainment Reviews

Smokin’ Aces (2007)

B+
Overall Rating = 8.30/10
Type; Action >>> Crime Action
Four out of Seven on the Chelsea’s Reviews Thrill-O Meter

The Story;

The story of this film seems complicated while your watching it because there are so many different things going on at once, but when you break it down its actually pretty simple.
In the begining of the film you think that everyone wants this Buddy “Aces” character dead and the cops are trying to protect him because he’s there key witness against the mafia.
Later on in the film you find out that he’s actually the lead mafia mans son and he’s so old he needs a heart transplant.

The Reviews;

I really enjoyed this film, it’s a great attention catcher. It has awesome acting in it. When I saw the trailers for it I thought for sure that it was going to be one of those hyped up films – but it wasn’t. It was filmed really well, it was funny, as well as crazy and packed full of awesome action scenes. If you like those kinda films, you’ll like this one!
Yes, many people have said that it’s just another Pulp Fiction knock off – but you gotta realize – we’re almost at the point today where a movie is going to be criticized for that no matter what.

8.67/10

B

I was surprised that Alicia Keys could act to be honest. I seen the trailers and everything about it looked good and everything….and then came Ms.Keys. I didnt think that she would be as good as she actually was. The cool thing about this movie is that 3 or 4 different groups of people were going after the same guy. But none of them knew it. So in the end they ended up shooting each other and people died of course, it was a blood and guts kinda movie..It was really well made and i really enjoyed, i would definately watch it again.

7.92/10

R

The Acting Reviews;

B’s Review of Chris Pine;

B-

I was really impressed with the character that Chris Pine played in this film, although he wasn’t singled out, and the character never really had a chance to develope, it was still really interesting to watch. I’m not sure how Id like any of this other movies, but this one was very well done.
I think that I was more interested with the character that Pine played in the film, rather than his acting. It was a very strange, but very entertaining film.

*Chris Pine Filmography at IMDb.com*

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May 8, 2007 - Posted by | Movies

3 Comments »

  1. The ending ruined everything, I had been sitting on the edge of my seat for about 3/4s of the movie thinking jesus christ this is mad! Because of her bossom, I didnt even realise it was alicia keys until the credits rolled. Hats off to the performances in this film, Ryan Renolds was amazing. Andy Garcia plays the same role he plays in all his other recent movies. Its a shame ben affleck got off-ed early on.

    Comment by airellb | May 8, 2007 | Reply

  2. cont’ The plot could have been a hell of a lot better though considering the stellar talent who signed up.

    Comment by airellb | May 8, 2007 | Reply

  3. Looked forward to this movie – so I guess it was a bit of a letdown. Lots of promise, not much delivered. The return of a ‘corpse’ from the lake & the bodies in the lift – pure farce!

    Ending #1 perhaps a quiet anti-climax – given the previous shoot-em-up action throughout the movie – think it worked better though than #2 – which is probably what we were expecting.

    Comment by Chris | August 21, 2007 | Reply


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