Following a game of poker between five Elvis impersonators at an Indian casino, a rare tribal artifact goes missing. Chaos ensues as the Elvis’s and others set out to find the priceless artifact.
Christian Slater (John Smith), Powers Boothe (Rancher), Jeff Fahey (Cowboy), Chris Kattan (Gay Elvis), Helena Mattsson (The Blonde), Gary Oldman (Elvis Elvis), Tony Cox (Little Person Elvis), Anthony Wong (Asian Elvis), Matthew Willig (Indian), Gordon Tootoosis (Chief).
Guns, Girls and Gambling begins by honoring the movie title with guns, girls and gambling. From there the film takes a humorous trip down a road of crime and deception with a nice satirical twist to keep things interesting. The plot is a bit thin, and completely unsupported at times, but the film moves along well with some simple action and comedy. The story finally finishes by tying up some loose ends as expected.
Acting was enjoyable with Slater doing pretty well with the comedy. Fahey made a great cowboy and was funny at the same time. Mattsson did surprisingly well considering she was obviously eye-candy for the film. Oldman good as always while the remainder of the supporting cast also did nicely.
Camera work was solid if somewhat generic. Sets and backgrounds were pretty good and fit the film well. Physical effects were mild but good. Dialogue was silly, campy, and generally made the film fun. Sound and soundtrack were a bit bland.
Guns, Girls and Gambling finishes the day as a fun action comedy that moves along at a good pace while delivering some nice humor. Fans of the genre, or of the main cast, should enjoy this one just don’t look for much depth.
With violence, mild gore, foul language, and some sexuality save this one for older teens and above.
Star rating: 3 out of 5
Genre: Action & Adventure, Comedies, Action Comedies, Action Thrillers, Crime Action & Adventure
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