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Saint John of Las Vegas (2009)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  10 June 2009 (USA)
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An ex-gambler is lured back into the game by a veteran insurance-fraud investigator.

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An ex-gambler is lured back into the game by a veteran insurance-fraud investigator.

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Getting lucky is a roll of the dice.

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for language and some nudity | See all certifications »
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10 June 2009 (USA)  »

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São João de Las Vegas  »

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$3,800,000 (estimated)

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$21,666 (USA) (29 January 2010)

Gross:

$100,669 (USA) (26 February 2010)
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At approximately 30:10 when John (Buscemi)is speaking to the gas station cashier, the envelope with the $1000 in it disappears and reappears. See more »

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Written by William Daron Pulliam and John Tanner
Performed by Darondo
Courtesy of Luv N' Haight / Ubiquity Records
By Arrangement with Sugaroo
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Could have been a LOT better... But still not terrible.
21 July 2010 | by (San Francisco) – See all my reviews

I was really excited about this movie. When I saw the trailer for this movie, I felt like it couldn't be out on DVD soon enough. As soon as this was out on Redbox I rented it. Lucky for me I had a promo code and got this movie for free. You can just see how low the budget on this movie would have been.

It had it funny moments which were REALLY funny, but they were few and far apart. When you snag actors like Steve Buscemi, Romany Malco, Sarah Silverman and Peter Dinklage, you ensure they have a script to match their caliber. This script was mediocre and the story had no drive or punch. I expected a bit more off the ending, but to me it was an anticlimax.

My suggestion is to rent this movie if you really like the leads. Steve Buscemi and Romany Malco have done a great job acting. If you are expecting a classy suave movie set in Las Vegas, look elsewhere.


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