Smokin' Aces

Released 2007


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Joe Carnahan
Smokin' Aces is a 2006 action film about a reprehensible Las Vegas magician named Buddy “Acesâ€? Israel who agrees to work with the FBI to take down some big-time crime bosses, and in doing so becomes the target of a dozen mobsters, assassins, and bounty hunters all trying to be the first to reach Aces in his high-security hotel penthouse. The film features a talented ensemble cast, including Ryan Reynolds, Ray Liotta, Andy Garcia, Tommy Flanagan, Alicia Keys, Chris Pine, Nestor Carbonell, Common, Jason Bateman, Ben Affleck, and Jeremy Piven as Aces. Buddy “Acesâ€? Israel is a popular performer in Las Vegas who has recently tried to begin a new career as a low-level crime boss. His criminal stint hasn't gone very well, and now he's hoping to make it into the FBI's witness protection program before one of the professional killers hired by the Mafia make Aces disappear once and for all. Smokin' Aces is a stylish thrill ride featuring top-notch acting from a huge cast of stars and directed by Joe Carnahan (Narc, The A-Team).moreless


Metacritic Score

  • 60

    Variety Robert Koehler

    Smokin' Aces blows some cool smoke rings until it makes the very un-cool mistake of overstaying its welcome.

  • 40

    Los Angeles Times Kevin Crust

    It's a grindhouse-inspired concoction that may not contain a shred of originality, but it is executed with unbridled bombast and glee.

  • 10

    The New York Times A.O. Scott

    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.

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illegal activities, ensemble cast, mob mentality, assassination, bloody and violent