My Thoughts on Smokin’ Aces

OK, here is my first “review,” though I would call it more an observation.

I never paid much attention to this film until I saw some TV spots for it (and, later, the trailer). I thought the film seemed to have a Guy Ritchie vibe to it.

So, I watched the film today. Even though I would say that it was entertaining, and pretty gosh darn violent, it didn’t really have the same vibe as a Ritchie film, like Snatch. This film is good in it’s own way and there were some pretty funny moments in the film (mostly involving a trio of Neo-Nazi’s and a brief cameo by Jason Bateman).

I should say one thing, whenever you see Ryan Reynolds in these kind of films, it does make you forget the comedies that he is usually known for. I also find it funny that all his serious roles, so far, features him sporting a beard.


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Sean Patrick Kelly is a self-described über-geek, who has been an avid film lover for all his life. He graduated from York University in 2010 with an honours B.A. in Cinema and Media Studies and he likes to believe he knows what he’s talking about when he writes about film (despite occasionally going on pointless rants).