Director George Hickenlooper’s tale of corruption shellacs rather than shackles its GOP super-lobbyist anti-hero, Jack Abramoff. A miscast Kevin Spacey nails Abramoff’s ego and ambitiousness, but not his oily desperation. Even as a crash course in Abramoff’s numerous sins, Casino Jack is too flippant, especially when the lobbyist system in Washington goes on unchecked. Like its subject, Casino Jack is too slick for its own good.
Best of the City 2017
Our eighth annual celebration of all things Las Vegas, from the best casino comebacks to irresistible pot products