Crime is King (2001)

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Crime is King: Directed by Demian Lichtenstein. With Kurt Russell, Kevin Costner, Courteney Cox, Christian Slater. A gang of ex-cons rob a casino during Elvis convention week.

“3000 MILES TO GRACELANDu003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eIt was quite good.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eI wasnu0026#39;t expecting too much because I had not heard much about it… even when it was first released.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThe film is about a gang of criminals that does an armed robbery at a casino in Vegas. They are all dressed as Elvis as it is Elvis week. The problem is, once they get out of there… they canu0026#39;t trust each other as they all want the money.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThe story was not very original… It was similar to other robbery movies I have seen, but it was entertaining. It kept me glued to the screen. What I liked most about it was, you could not trust anyone… just when you think you trust a character, they do something that you donu0026#39;t really expect. I donu0026#39;t want to rip off a famous saying from a classic TV show… but in this case this phrase is true… Trust no-one!u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThe casting was not great… there were some great choices, but also some mistakes. Kurt Russell is the main character. He did a fantastic job. I think he is such a great actor. He has made so many classic films. But he will never beat Big Trouble in Little China in my opinion. I love that movie. Kevin Costner is the other main character. This was a bad choice. Kevin has always been a very hit and miss actor for me. He has made some great movies and he clearly can act… but in some movies the characters just do not suit his style of acting. Unfortunately, this is one of those characters. Half of the movie he did well. He was believable in his role, but then there would be quite a few scenes where he seemed very out of place and you could tell he was acting… badly. Courtney Cox was also cast in this movie… she was a great choice. She made this just after Scream 3 and whilst she was in the middle of filming Friends. She is a good actress, and she has proved she can play straight roles as well as comedy. This was a very good performance from her. Other cast members were David Arquette, Christian Slater, Kevin Pollak u0026amp; Jon Lovitz. There was also a little cameo by Ice-T… but this was another mistake. This role was not good for him. I donu0026#39;t really rate him as an actor anyway, but this is a film he should have stayed away from.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThe movie had a few comedy moments in there, but they were not laugh out loud funny. There was scene in particular which was just out of place. It did not belong in the film because it was just silly. Kevin Costner pretended to be a baseball fan… but he was dressed in this stupid costume which just didnu0026#39;t fit in the film at all.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eI will give this film 7 out of 10.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eEntertaining, unpredictable and fun. It is worth watching if you want a good crime chase film.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eu0026quot;Either quit smoking, or get a new lighter!u0026quot;u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eFor more movie reviews, please check out my Facebook page:u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003e Reviews/456572047728204?ref=hl”


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