Along comes a movie that actually makes the films of Quentin Tarantino look tasteful by comparison. (And that takes some doing.)
I had moderately high hopes for Smokin’ Aces (2007). The film stars Ben Affleck, Ray Liotta, Chris Pine, Jason Bateman, Alicia Keys…a bunch of A-listers.
But not even good actors (and all of these actors are good, even though Affleck is a political nitwit) can turn a turkey of a script into a good movie.
Smokin’ Aces was written and directed by Joe Carnahan, who seemed to be attempting to imitate the aforementioned Quentin Tarantino.
Billed as a “comedy action-thriller”, Smokin’ Aces is filled with gratuitous violence, fetishized human depravity, and…not a single likable character.
Watch it if you like…but don’t say that I didn’t warn you. I have.