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-
Street Date: January 8, 2013
Formats: Blu-ray and DVD
Runtime: 90 minutes
Released by Universal Studios Home Entertainment