— by MARIUSZ ZUBROWSKI —
When you think indie film, you think about the films that snatch up awards even though most people did not see them during their theatrical release.
It’s a shame, at times, because some of these films showcase immense talent, but are shoved under the rug because of their limited budgets.
But of course, there are the bad indie films that come off as being overly pretentious and “Saint John of Las Vegas” is one of those movies.
Hue Rhodes’ directorial debut follows Steve Buscemi as John, an ex-gambler who is forced back in the game by a veteran insurance-fraud investigator.
Judging from the trailer, it seems that “Saint John of Las Vegas” is full of scenarios that are supposed to be “clever” but are actually dull. On top of that, nothing with Sarah Silverman can be good. Other cast-members include Romany Malco, Peter Dinklage, Tim Blake Nelson, Emmanuelle Chriqui and John Cho.
“Saint John of Las Vegas” will try its luck in theaters on Feb. 1, 2010, in limited engagements.
Source: Trailer Addict
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