Smokin’ Aces (2006)
Director: Joe Carnahan
Cast: Jeremy Piven, Ryan Reynolds and Ray Liotta
Smokin’ Aces, directed by Joe Carnahan is a crime film, which released worldwide on Jan 26, 2007. The star cast includes Jeremy Piven as a Las Vegas magician and mafia informant, while Ryan Reynolds plays an FBI agent. The film also features R&B artist Alicia Keys and rapper Common.
The movie revolves around Buddy “Aces” Israel, a magician in Las Vegas who turns into an informant for an FBI agent who has plans of bringing down Mob boss Primo Sparazza. The magician, who is provided with protection and security, takes custody at a hideout and agrees to help the FBI by giving away vital evidence that would certainly put Sparazza into a sure-shot trap. But however, the news about this betrayer spreads to the mob, and a pricy offer is advertised for Ace’s head. Severs cons, hunters and mobsters join the hunt to win the ransom. And the events that follow form the rest of the plot of the movie. The movie made a box office collection of over $35.6 Million. The movie is quite violent and nerve-gripping, however it lacks the wit and humor of a Quentin Tarantino’s style of movies. Watch it if you have nothing else to do, you are sure not to get disappointed!