DVD Review: Guns, Girls & Gambling

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Gary Oldman as an Elvis impersonator.  Hey, I’ll buy that for a dollar.

He’s slumming, of course, in the new brain-dead action comedy, “Guns, Girls & Gambling.”  This direct-to-video nonsense is chocked full of Elvis impersonators, who may or may not have something to do with the theft of an Apache war mask from a remote Indian casino.

Christian Slater plays the down-on-his-luck dupe who gets drawn into the violent search for the mask, considered a powerful good luck charm by the Casino’s tribal chief.

Nothing witty about this blood-soaked action flick.  But for fans of the genre, it might be a decent time-passer, providing you don’t mind “stupid.”  Most of the jokes miss the target.  Rather it seems to be a celebration of big-chested women, dead casino performers and quite a bit of gunfire.

Plenty of familiar faces, too.  Of course my favorite, Gary Oldman, probably has the least screen time.  Too bad.  He adds a bit of class to this over-the-top madness.  Grade: C-


Fast Facts:

Street Date:  January 8, 2013

Formats:  Blu-ray and DVD

Runtime: 90 minutes

Rated:  NR

Released by Universal Studios Home Entertainment

guns, girls & gambling