Jeremey Piven is Buddy "Aces" Israel. He is going testify against the mob, which would put an end to the mafia in this country. Mob Boss Primo Sparazza puts a million dollar bounty on his head, which brings out hit men from all over the world to try to get the prize. Meanwhile, the FBI wants Israel alive so he can testify.
I had high expectations for this film originally because of the cast: Jeremy piven (i love him!), Andy garcia (come on it’s garcia, do i have to say more?), Ben Affleck. But I was wrong
If you're looking for your classic, "Goodfellas" or "Godfather" mafioso flick, this isn't for you. Don't get your hopes up for that or you'll be severely disappointed; in fact, this is a big reason for most of the negative reviews this movie gets.
Any action in the movie was saved for the finale 14 mins of the movie. Way too little, and WAY too late. The set-up for the movie is all over the place, like the writer just trying to fit too much in, and not well for that matter. The opening is very non-linear and DULL, then ludicrous and pointless. The "twist" ending is giving away way too early.
Jeremy Piven gave one of the better performances hopefully this will lead to him taking more starring roles. Ben Affleck’s performance on the other hand was rather dull. I expected much more from him. Andy Garcia is brilliant as always, he’ll always be one of my favorite actors!